XR Worldbuilder – Unreal Engine

San Franciso,
USA
Reference: XRW211122
Type: Permanent

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We are expanding our Virtual Reality/Extended Reality video teams and are searching for a “Worldbuilder” to help specify, curate and create virtual sets and environments for video production, and will work directly on the stage operating the Unreal Engine station, when appropriate.

Reports to: Production Supervisor

FLSA Status: Exempt

Supervisory Responsibility: No

Position Summary: Gravity Media operates high-end video production facilities on-site at a global Silicon Valley technology company. We are expanding our Virtual Reality/Extended Reality video teams and are searching for a “Worldbuilder” to help specify, curate and create virtual sets and environments for video production, and will work directly on the stage operating the Unreal Engine station, when appropriate. In this position, you’ll work closely with Service Delivery Manager, Production Supervisor and Coordinator, vendors and the rest of the resources within the Gravity ecosystem to coordinate, prepare and supervise projects that will be run from client’s facility. Occasionally, this position may be required to attend a remote event and may be required to respond to critical situations after normal work hours.

Essential Duties:

Technical –

  • Specify, design and construct virtual environments for use in Extended Reality shoots on an XR Stage using the Unreal Engine
  • Act as curator in finding existing Unreal Engine worlds and components for assembly and deployment on an XR stage
  • Work on the XR Stage during shoots, operating the Unreal Engine station
  • Optimize Unreal Engine worlds for smooth playback on the XR Stage
  • Work with external vendors to create XR environments when scale requires it
  • Provide expertise in Unity, Unreal Engine, Horizon other authoring environments
  • Work with XR event and studio teams to refine, deploy and redeploy XR environments for event and studio productions
  • Track, maintain, enhance, dress and reset existing XR worlds and environments
  • Uphold, maintain and enhance quality standards throughout project lifecycle

Administrative

  • Provide excellent customer service and communication to all stakeholders, including senior- level stakeholders, during all phases of studio production and client interaction
  • Supervise and oversee creative flow on large-scale builds
  • Complete detailed reports upon project completion
  • Create, update and enhance technical standards and procedure documentation
  • Create project timelines that are feasible but ambitious and meet all deadlines
  • Juggle multiple projects in a fast-paced production environment
  • Devise creative solutions to problems as they arise
  • Perform other job-related duties and projects as needed and assigned.

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of previous hands-on experience with world modeling and environment construction in Unreal Engine and/or Unity
  • Advanced understanding of virtual surface, texture and lighting concepts
  • Ability to construct and optimize complex physical environment models
  • Familiarity with virtual camera configuration and use
  • Familiarity with digital editing systems such as Premiere Pro and the Creative Cloud
  • Must have excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong client relations and interfacing skills
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • Written and verbal communication proficiency
  • Organized and strong leadership abilities

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit, reach outward or above the shoulder, stand, walk, handle with fingers, stand, bend, and stoop.
  • Ability to operate a keyboard, view a video display terminal screen, ability to use telephone equipment.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds and push or pull up to 25 pounds.

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Project management expertise
  • Creative mind and storytelling skills
  • Detail oriented with the ability to multi-task and set priorities
  • Creative with a positive attitude and the ability and energy to initiate action and results

Location:

  • On site.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $1.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Menlo Park, CA 94025: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • The company requires serious candidates to be fully vaccinated.

Work Location: One location

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