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3D Environmental Artist

Permanent employee, Full-time · Graz, Am Eisernen Tor 1 / 3

About us
Welcome to Blackshark.ai. We believe in creating value by providing powerful insights.

Blackshark.ai is creating a digital twin of planet earth powered by satellite data & artificial intelligence.

We are a team of 50+ data scientists, geospatial engineers, 3D rendering programmers and developers based in San Francisco, Seattle, US, and Graz, Austria, Europe's computer vision hub.

Our revolutionary platform is using Machine Learning to extract information from the surface of our planet by using satellite imagery and other relevant data. A patented reconstruction technology allows streaming and rendering of detected 3D features in unmatched visual quality containing material properties and other semantic features.

We have a culture being focused on individuals and their individual goals in order to create something bigger than ourselves.

Come and join Blackshark.ai and help us create the ultimate vision of a digital Planet Earth.

Your mission
We are looking for a talented Environmental Artist passionate about cutting edge Environmental Design. We are aiming for a cool hyper-realistic visual style, so there won't be any dragons or orcs - sorry :)

You will collaborate with a talented group of engineers and technical artists to create and maintain new technologies for large scale content generation for diverse use cases such as flight and drone simulation, or autonomous driving.

In particular you will:

  • Produce high-quality 3D environments from concept briefs and descriptions for various customers (flight sim, drone simulation, autonomous driving)
  • Collaborate closely with the art director, environment art lead, developers and key stakeholders to conceptualize, design, iterate on a range of assets to bring our projects to life.
  • Trouble-shoot levels and maintain the required specification such as frame rate, memory, etc.
  • Communicate effectively with other team members, production and management to make sure all goals are met.
Your profile
  • You are self motivated and you can carry out the vision until completion
  • You have several years experience creating 3D art assets, and your versatility enables you to create both hard surfaces and organic environments.
  • You master relevant software packages such as Maya, Photoshop, Substance Designer
  • You are familiar with real time rendering engines (ex: Unreal Engine 4, Unity)
  • You can execute highly detailed, photorealistic real-time environments.
  • You have a strong understanding of physically based shaders.
  • You have good communication skills in English

Nice to have:

  • Understanding of lighting, colour and composition.
  • Experience with procedural generation techniques.
  • Experience with blueprints. 


Why join us?
  • Cutting-edge projects with global Tier 1 reference customers in a wide range of industries.
  • A straightforward mindset: focus on the goal, get things done, and keep cool.
  • Friendly atmosphere, with amazing and passionate colleagues from all backgrounds and nationalities.
  • Flat hierarchy, fast decisions, and agile work environment where your ideas and concepts are welcome.
  • The opportunity to learn and develop in a team eager to drive innovation.
  • A culture that values teamwork, expertise sharing and humility, and where all collaborate towards the same goal.
  • Work-life balance and the flexibility to accommodate personal situations.
  • HQ situated in Graz, Austria, a hidden gem with an extraordinary high quality of life, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Alps.
  • A competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.*

*The remuneration for the position advertised above is fixed by Austrian collective agreement. The effective salary depends on qualification and experience and may be significantly higher.
Your application
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