Genies is culture’s leading avatar technology company empowering humans to create their own avatar ecosystems. Genies provides tools (Genies Avatar Creator OS) that allows users to create their own avatars, avatar wearable fashion lines, avatar worlds, and avatar interactive experiences in web3. The company has 99% celebrity avatar market share through its partnerships with Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group as their “official avatar and digital goods NFT provider” with thousands of Genie creators including Justin Bieber, Migos, Cardi B, and J Balvin. Bringing the power of NFTs and crypto to culture, Genies’ avatar ecosystem NFT marketplace “The Warehouse” built with Dapper Labs, allows talent, IP, and creators to design and sell their avatar ecosystem creations (i.e. avatar fashion lines) to the masses. Genies has raised $200M from investors such as Silver Lake, BOND, NEA, and Breyer Capital.

Genies is looking for a Technical Artist to join the R&D team to prototype and integrate novel avatar features and avatar ecosystems.This role sits at the intersection of art and engineering, and is at the core of creating powerful experiences and valuable utility for users and their avatars. The ideal candidate will combine a passion for high fidelity visuals with the technical ability to design and implement solutions for the next generation of digital identity.

What You’ll be Doing: 

  • Build prototypes of experimental features in Unity 
  • Collaborate artists and engineers to polish the look-and-feel of new content through technical manipulations
  • Develop and implement new tools, techniques and workflows to push the capabilities of our 3D production pipeline
  • Design and extend real-time creation tools for our users, partners and internal studio

What You Should Have:

  • Professional experience with Unity / Unreal for mobile and desktop target platforms
  • Experience developing game mechanics, level design and environments
  • Working knowledge of 3D content and graphics rendering pipeline (URP)
  • Working knowledge of real-time shader programming
  • 2 years experience in games, film/television, AR/VR, or related fields
  • 2 years experience with programming/scripting languages ( C#, Python, C++ )
  • BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity with Git/Source Control and other change management frameworks
  • Practical understanding of linear algebra and data structures
  • Strong initiative, highly organized with the ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills

What Are Nice to Have:

  • Experience prototyping and optimizing shaders
  • Experience polishing visual content through technical implementations
  • Experience profiling and optimizing graphical performance on mobile platforms
  • Experience with Maya / Blender and other digital content creation tools
  • Experience building tools for designers and creators

Here's why you'll love working at Genies:

  • You'll work with a team that you’ll be able to learn from and grow with, including support for your own professional development
  • You'll be at the helm of your own career, shaping it with your own innovative contributions to a nascent team and product with flexible hours and a work from home policy
  • You'll enjoy the culture and perks of a startup, with the stability of being well funded 
  • Comprehensive health insurance for you and your family (Anthem + Kaiser Options Available), Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Competitive salaries and 401K program for all full time employees 
  • Flexible paid time off, sick time, and paid company holidays, in addition to paid parental leave, bereavement leave, and jury duty leave for full-time employees
  • Health & wellness support through programs such as monthly wellness reimbursement 
  • Working in a brand new, bright, open-environment and fun office space
  • Choice of MacBook or windows laptop

Genies is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting an inclusive work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We value diversity, inclusion, and aim to provide a sense of belonging for everyone.

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