3D Lighting/Rendering artist – Permanent Remote
NOTE: Although this is a remote job, for legal reasons we can only hire legal residents of the following 16 US states: AL, AZ, AR, DE, FL, GA, KS, KY, MD, MI, MS, NV, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, WI or WY. We understand that this unfortunately rules out a lot of great people, but if you do not live in one of these states your application will be rejected. If you live elsewhere but can and will relocate to one of these states if hired, please indicate this in your cover letter. W-2 only, visa sponsorship not available.
WebstaurantStore is looking for self-motivated and detail-oriented candidates to join our rapidly growing company as full-time, fully-remote Hard Surface 3D Modelers. Successful candidates will demonstrate strong skills in modeling and texturing both photorealistic and realtime assets for our virtual photography and AR pipelines, where we create renderings and AR experiences to showcase our products to customers.
Based in Lancaster, PA. WebstaurantStore is the largest online restaurant supply store servicing professionals and individual customers worldwide. With hundreds of thousands of products available and millions of orders shipped, we have everything hospitality businesses need to function at their best. Over the years we have expanded our selection of commercial equipment and wholesale supplies to include healthcare, educational, food, beverage, office, parts and hotel supplies.
As part of our open, respectful, collaborative, and rapidly-growing 3D team, your primary responsibility will be creating high-fidelity textured models from 3D scan data and photo reference, as well as prepping the models for upload to our web 3D platform. You will be expected to stay on task and show initiative while following our workflows and brand standards.
A link to an online portfolio showcasing your modeling and texturing skills should accompany your application.
As a Hard Surface Modeler you will:
- Create high-fidelity 3D models of our products (with UV layouts and PBR texture sets) suitable for photorealistic rendering using 3D scans, photographs, and CAD data as reference
- Optimize models to work within the constraints of our web viewer and AR platforms where necessary
- Work with the rest of the 3D team to constantly improve and streamline our workflows.
- Provide accurate time estimates for tasks, including iteration and review time
- Collaborate with the Photography, 3D Modeling, and Development teams to solve creative and technical problems and meet deadlines collaboratively.
- Organize and upload files according to department standards
- Hungry: Passionate for their work and self-motivated, with a process improvement focus.
- Humble: Has the grounded confidence to share their ideas, recognize the contributions of others, and admit mistakes.
- People Smart: Effective communicator and attentive listener, with excellent interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated proficiency (via online portfolio) in realistic modeling and texturing; preference will be given to portfolios showing accurate models of real-world objects.
- Proficiency in Maya or 3ds Max, Marmoset Toolbag, Adobe Substance, and related applications
- Experience working within a PBR pipeline and with UV unwrapping
- Bachelor’s degree in 3D Animation, Fine Art, or related field
- 2+ years professional experience in 3D asset production
- Python or other scripting languages a plus
What's in it For You:
WebstaurantStore is deeply committed to being a great place to work, with a culture of continuous improvement backed up by the resources of an established, profitable company. Some of the benefits of joining our 3D team include:
- A real 40-hour week. In the past year our most-overworked 3D artist booked 5 hours of overtime total (paid at time-and-a-half).
- Remote work with a flexible schedule.
- A friendly, collaborative, large, and growing team. You'll be working remotely but you won't be alone.
- A steady rhythm of projects. The nature of our studio's workstream is to have very few surprises. No crunch time or dry spells, and no scrambling to chase the client's latest whim.
- Institutional support. We can leverage the developer and sysadmin resources of the large ecommerce company that we are to help the team.
- A high-end workstation and all software is provided, with a dedicated IT helpdesk for issues.
As for compensation, this is a full-time position with a competitive benefits package, including:
- Paid time off for holidays plus 3 weeks per year
- Healthcare, dental, and vision coverage
- 401k with company match and profit-sharing contributions
- Student loan payments matched as if they were contributions into 401k
- Pre-tax Health Savings Account
- Pre-tax Dependent Care Account
- Life Insurance
- Employee discount at our website and The Restaurant Store