Technical Artist

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Computer Graphics Content
At Parallel Domain, we believe that autonomous systems – from self-driving cars to contactless delivery drones – have the opportunity to drastically improve the quality of life for billions of people. That is why we love what we do: enabling our customers to develop their technology safely using the Parallel Domain data generation platform. Our platform revolutionizes the way our customers generate sensor data for AI development. We're looking for people like you to join us in pushing the boundaries of artificial intelligence and synthetic data.

We're searching for an accomplished Technical Artist to spearhead the transition of procedural content generation systems into dynamic, real-time environments. If you're passionate about Unreal Engine, possess substantial game development experience, and are driven to propel advancements in real-time rendering, join us in reshaping content creation and influencing the trajectory of our dynamic workspace.

The base pay range for this role is between CA$115,000 and CA$135,000, and your base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications and experience, and location.

What You’ll Do

  • Lead the evolution of procedural content generation systems from offline to real-time environments, ensuring scalability and user accessibility.
  • Identify and resolve issues within Unreal Blueprints, materials, and other in-engine systems to maintain top-notch rendered scenes.
  • Forge efficient pipelines and workflows for diverse CG content types (environments, vehicles, characters), contributing to cross-disciplinary ML-based content strategies.
  • Collaborate closely with the product team to craft strategies utilizing CG Content aligned with the company's mission.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Proficiency in Unreal Engine Blueprints, Python, and game development.
  • Strong command of materials & shaders, real-time rendering, with substantial Unreal Engine expertise.
  • Familiarity with lighting/rendering and expert-level proficiency in C++ (Unreal).
  • Proven experience in gameplay programming and a solid mathematical aptitude.

What Will Help You Stand Out:

  • Background in multidisciplinary CG content creation and mid to senior-level experience in game development teams navigating complex technical transitions.
  • Rapid adaptation to learning proprietary systems and rapid prototyping of scalable, photorealistic content solutions within the initial 90 days.
  • This role seeks individuals well-versed in Unreal Engine, skilled in CG content creation, and equipped with a diverse technical repertoire to drive the evolution of real-time procedural content generation.
Location Information: This position offers the flexibility of a hybrid work arrangement based at our Vancouver, British Columbia office. We are also open to considering applicants outside the Vancouver office, but they must be willing to work in the Pacific Time Zone. For remote team members, a commitment to our core operating hours and attending quarterly in-person meetings at our Vancouver office is required.
Why join Parallel Domain?
We are assembling a team of creative, talented visionaries seeking to build a new technology that will change the world. You will be able to learn, build, and scale our team and technology in a collaborative, creative culture that values every team member.
To attract and inspire the right talent, we offer: 
•  Competitive compensation
•  Employer-paid supplemental medical, mental health, dental, and vision benefits.
•  Flexible paid vacation, sick time, winter shutdown, and 11+ holidays per year
•  Paid parental leave
•  Equipment budget to optimize your setup
•  Annual learning and development stipend
Parallel Domain celebrates diversity and is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all our people. We are committed to providing employees with an environment free of discrimination, bullying and harassment. All employment decisions at Parallel Domain are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We will maintain our commitment to and support of equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, national/ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics or physical/mental disability. Our commitment extends to any other protected classes which may exist under applicable law.