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PDS Tech Inc R&D Technical Artist in Cupertino, California

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a R&D Technical Artist in Cupertino, CA (REMOTE optional).

Candidates can work fully REMOTE.

Job Summary

  • Are you ready to make an impact in a new and evolving domain?

  • The Company's Synthetic Data Group is looking for experienced Technical Artists to develop high fidelity 3D synthetic data for developing real-time on-device Computer Vision and Machine Perception technologies across products.

  • The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast paced, collaborative environment and will excel in a multi-functional team addressing both immediate technical needs and providing long term solutions. Together, we'll be crafting an exciting future!

Description:

  • As a Technical Artist in this role, you will focus on improving the visual quality and development of 3D graphics used to train computer vision and machine learning algorithms through content, lighting, rendering, tools, pipelines, and innovative solutions. You have creative and technical experience that can push visual boundaries, and develop new methodologies for solving complex synthetic data content challenges for offline and real time environments. We work with internal and external teams developing synthetic data content for computer vision and machine learning technologies, and you'll be working with them to bring our vision to life.

Key Qualifications

  • Deep knowledge of high fidelity asset development techniques for games, film, VFX, VR, AR, and MR experiences

  • Proficiency in multiple applications like Maya, Vray, Substance, Houdini or others

  • Experienced with Python scripting in Maya

  • Proficient in physically based rendering, camera, lighting and material calibration

  • Experience with offline and realtime rendering solutions

  • An eye towards automation and procedural content development solutions

  • Ability to deliver high-visual quality within performance constraints

  • Experience working with external teams, documentation, and training others

  • Knowledgeable of Mac OS and Windows

Additional Experience

  • Developing synthetic data content for machine learning, and computer vision

  • Detail oriented, tracks performance, metrics, naming conventions, and asset requirements

  • Ability to identify opportunities for visual, workflow, and efficiency improvements

  • Can work quickly and be flexible in a prototyping environment

  • Able to lead small initiatives without significant oversight

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills

  • Houdini experience a plus

Education

  • Bachelors or Master in Computer Arts or equivalent experience Key Search Terms 3D modeling, technical art, procedural, automation, python, scripting, rendering

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

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