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Technical Artist

Permanent employee, Full-time · Graz, Am Eisernen Tor 3 / 2

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 an experienced Technical Artist passionate about creating stunningly realistic 3D world simulations. You will collaborate with a talented group of engineers and other artists to create and maintain new technologies for large-scale content generation, in order to create a digital twin of our planet for diverse use cases such as flight and drone simulation, or autonomous driving.

In particular, you will:

  • Learn and apply the proprietary scripting language to bring the created concepts to life while respecting performance limitations and adapting to constantly changing challenges
  • Develop libraries and utility functionalities for the developers
  • Develop tools that are useful for 3D artists and graphics developers.
  • Create and optimize shaders that meet performance targets.
  • Experience with GLSL/HLSL/ UE shaders
  • Collaborate with the programming team, assisting them in testing new features as well as proactively proposing such features    
  • Communicate effectively with other team members, production, and management to ensure all goals are met.
Your profile
Required:
  • You are self-motivated and you can carry out the vision until completion
  • Experience with scripting (Python, Lua, Blueprints OR CityEngine)
  • Strong understanding of performance optimization in a real-time engine. Should understand the major issues in performance: lighting, culling, overdraw, LODs, mipmaps, shader passes, material instances, etc.
  • Ability to break down complex tasks and communicate with leadership on expected deliveries.
  • Strong knowledge of UE4 pipelines, including environment, animation, shader, and lighting workflows.  
  • Strong proactive problem-solving attitude   
  • You have good communication skills in English

Additional Skills:
  • Experience with Houdini and procedural workflows     
  • Willingness to improve and learn new skills
  • Takes feedback and direction well
  • CPU and GPU performance profiling.
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 an 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 extraordinarily 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 an Austrian collective agreement. The effective salary depends on qualification and experience and may be significantly higher. 
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