Overview

Description
Position at Industrial Light & Magic
From a galaxy far, far away to other globally-beloved universes, ILMxLAB’s body of work spans multiple award-winning experiences in virtual reality, mixed reality, and more. The team is looking for candidates who are interested in creating the next generation of storytelling for the premium immersive entertainment space powered by real-time graphics.

This fusion of high end graphics and immersive storytelling means creating unparalleled real-time worlds that exponentially raise the bar for consumer experiences. We continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible. We are looking for talented and driven technologists, artists, and designers to join our collaborative, creative, and highly technical work environment.

We’re looking for a Real-Time Lighting Artist.
Have a look at the description below. If it sounds like you, send us your stuff!

Primary Responsibilities
Work with Art Directors, Lighting Leads and Concept Artwork to design lighting setups for environments, characters and interactive game assets.
Have a deep understanding of lightmap baking, dynamic lighting tools, image based specular lighting, indirect light probes, post-process volumes and real-time rendering
Collaborate with environment, character and VFX artists in the lighting design to achieve the desired targets for aesthetics and performance through material shader and geometry work
Collaborate with level designers to animate via level blueprint or sequencer dynamic lighting or transitions
Actively participate in improving workflows, optimizations and best practices
Identify, triage, and fix bugs as required working with engineering and relevant departments
Take final project to a high degree of polish and optimization

Education / Experience
5+ years experience as a lighting TD/artist – in 3D game development or animation/vfx film studio

Required Skills / Competencies
Strong aesthetic sense for lighting and color theory
Strong technical understanding of current real time lighting tool sets including atmospheric effects, post processing, color grading and HDR IBL workflows
Collaborative mindset and who can take direction and know what looks good and why
Experience with Unreal/Unity or equivalent real time platform: dynamic and baked lighting workflows: physically-based rendering and basic level blueprint scripting
Shaders: in-depth knowledge of real-time shader implementations, limitations of shaders in VR, strong understanding of PBR pipelines, and subsurface shaders
Materials: experienced in the development, authoring & organization of efficient materials via the UE4 material editor
Fluency in working in Windows, JIRA, Perforce or equivalent OS, workload and data management tools
Excellent communication, organization and problem-solving skills and self-motivated

Preferred Skills / Competencies
Strong traditional art, photography or film studies background
Passion for playing and making games, experience or interest in VR and AR VFX production / pipeline experience
Proficient with profiling tools in the examination & diagnosis of performance issues related to lighting
Experience with one or more of the following: Maya, Unity, Substance Designer / Painter, Zbrush or Mudbox, Houdini, Mari, 3D StudioMax, Photoshop, Nuke
Interest and capacity to work with proprietary toolsets

A portfolio / reel submission – including a detailed breakdown of your work in each section – is required with all applications

This position is with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Industrial Light & Magic. Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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