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3D Artist

Niantic inc., San Francisco

Building technologies and ideas that move us


Niantic Labs, creator of Ingress and Pokémon GO, seeks a 3D Artist to help build a wide array of art assets for use in our creative projects. Niantic is a fast-moving, multi-disciplinary team of software developers and creative professionals based in San Francisco and Seattle. You will have 3D generalist responsibilities including 3D modeling and rendering, using Maya, Unity, and other computer graphics tools to help merge the virtual with the real world.

Core Responsibilities

  • Create mobile-device optimized low-poly 3D models for production use
  • Create high resolution 3D models for concept art, or for use in marketing campaigns
  • Generate 3D renderings of different styles adhering to the project art direction
  • Use of scripting to automate 3D modeling / shading

Required Qualifications

  • Possesses 3D generalist skill set, including modeling and rendering
  • Expert-level experience with Maya
  • Solid understanding of rendering and lighting concepts
  • Solid artistic skills (drawing or digital painting) a plus
  • Experience with Unity 3D is a plus
  • BA or equivalent degree in studio art, computer graphics, or technical field
  • Please attach a portfolio link including sketches/drawing examples and resume
Join the Niantic team!

Niantic’s mission is to use emerging technology to create experiences in the real world. We build products that inspire outdoor exploration, exercise, and face-to-face social interaction.

Originally formed at Google in 2010, we became an independent company with a strong group of investors including Nintendo, The Pokémon Company, and Alsop Louie Partners. We build games that get people outside and exploring. We enable our players to have fun while visiting new places, learning about the world around them, and meeting new friends. 

We launched Ingress, an immersive real-world mobile game played by millions of people in over 200 countries and territories, and downloaded over 20 million times. We also develop Pokémon GO, which has broken world records and been downloaded over 750 million times in its first year. We announced Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, our latest much-anticipated AR game.

We're a hard-working, fun, and exciting group who love what we do! We have offices located in San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Bellevue, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Hamburg.

About Niantic inc.

Leaders in Augmented Reality Niantic is building a state of the art augmented reality platform for current and future generations of AR hardware. Our real-world gaming platform includes a massively scalable engine for shared state and user interactions already proven to support hundreds of millions of users and a client platform that sets the standard for mapping, security, and AR capabilities. Niantic is hard at work solving challenges to realize the full potential of augmented reality using technologies such as machine learning and computer vision.

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