Senior Unreal Specialist

At Purple we design, produce and build attention-grabbing moments. How do we do this? We combine the power of storytelling and kick-ass visual content with technology that amazes your senses. The “kick-ass visual content part” is where you come in.

What you need to win the game

If you’re creative, enjoy creative freedom, and you’ve got a great eye for design and detail then we might be an excellent match. As an Unreal 3D Specialist at Purple, you’ll bring amazing real-time 3D graphics and visualizations to life. We use Unreal for our technology driven storytelling solutions – from virtual studios to immersive experiences and much more. Our goal: grab the audience’s attention with visual stories so good they can’t keep their eyes off them. 

Job Description

You’ll be responsible for the creation of real-time 3D environments in Unreal. You’ll work hand in hand with our (3D) design team and the technical team. 

You need to know how to optimize and combine assets for usage in real-time environments, create and adjust blueprints, work with virtual cameras, and more – all this inside the Unreal Engine. Your goal: Deliver high quality and innovative real-time 3D environments and renders. We’re looking for an experienced creative. We need someone with excellent aesthetic judgment. And someone who can both be a team player and an independent worker. You’ll be an important part of every stage in the creative process – from ideation and conceptualization to client delivery.

Qualifications:

  • Medior to Senior Level
  • 4+ years of experience in either the game or film industries in either Artist or Technical Artist roles
    (applications with less experience will be ignored)
  • Portfolio showcasing a variety of work made in Unreal Engine
  • Available 40 hours a week

Your skills and experience:

  • Strong technical skills and a proven ability to use Unreal Engine
  • You enjoy contributing to all different phases of a project – from ideation and conceptualization to execution and delivery
  • Collaborate with other team members and key stakeholders to create real-time solutions inside Unreal for usage across a variety of platforms (Virtual Production, immersive experiences, 360 tours)
  • Proven problem-solving ability
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment, following a structured workflow
  • Be a great communicator: receive and interpret feedback, help uplift the quality of the creative work, and contribute to improving the studio workflow for future iterations
  • Desire to keep developing yourself professionally, creatively and personally

Specific desired skills:

  • Experience with Virtual Production
  • Solid understanding of visual scripting using blueprints in Unreal Engine
  • Proficiency in UE Material Editor, Niagara, Level Sequencer
  • Knowledge of 3D modeling and asset creation packages like Maya, Houdini, Substance Painter, Substance Designer, ZBrush, Knald, Marmoset, Photoshop, etc.
  • Proficiency in C++ is a huge plus
  • Experience with Disguise is a HUGE plus
  • Knowledge of other Realtime software is a plus (Notch, Unity)

Your tasks at Purple:

  • Create innovative 3D environments ready for real-time usage
  • Create complex blueprints in Unreal Engine for the control in virtual studios
  • Support virtual productions onsite during recording days
  • Take charge during meetings with clients 
  • Delegate tasks to our 3D team for the creation of specific assets needed for real-time usage
  • Work closely with Disguise operators to optimize your scenes and make everything run smoothly
  • Work with technicians, producers and designers to provide technical solutions
  • Work with project managers and designers to understand the project scope and objectives
  • Prepare conceptual layouts and workflows for real-time projects
  • Maintain and follow best practices for versioning control, file naming conventions and organization of project files
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions to share new design perspectives and ideas
  • Provide accurate time estimates for each part of the design process
  • Take initiative in training and developing others in the use of Realtime software and techniques
  • Keeping abreast of advancements in Unreal Engine as well as new technologies and techniques, contemporary trends in Realtime production design to deliver cutting edge work
  • Meet with clients and or team members, to understand needs and share ideas

What we offer in return

  • A competitive salary
  • Creative freedom to design things you’re proud of
  • Work for well-known international brands (Microsoft, Pepsico, SAP, Under Armour – and many more)
  • Lots of room for professional growth (hard and soft skills) 
  • All the equipment you need to do your job
  • Monthly team activities and annual company trips

Send an email to mick@purple.nl for more information and applications!