Senior 3D Engineer



Canada · United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023
As a Senior 3D Engineer at Dapper Labs, you'll be a key player in developing interactive 3D content for digital collectibles across various platforms. Your role involves advancing our architecture and codebase, balancing scalability, performance, and innovation. You'll contribute to rapid release cycles, delighting a global audience and shaping the blockchain entertainment landscape.

What we'll accomplish together:

  • Drive the development of tools and pipelines that allow content creators to generate exciting 3D experiences.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to gather delivery requirements, resolve impediments, and communicate status updates.
  • Define and maintain the vision for the entire 3D content creation pipeline.
  • Prioritize and manage priorities, balancing product vision, user needs, and technical considerations.
  • Document and communicate technical content like coding standards, technical design documents, and best practices.
  • Streamline and optimize processes and workflows and work towards continuous improvement of the team.
  • Take ownership of challenging problems that arise from evolving the architecture of software that is heavily exercised in an active production environment.
  • Self-motivated with strong communications skills and able to work both in a team and independently.
  • Collaborate with artists and other engineers to provide innovative technical solutions that extend our artistic and engineering reach.

A little about you:

  • Experience as an Engineer in a 3D computer-graphics related field (VFX, Games, Film, Motion Graphics, 3D E-Commerce, Product Visualization).
  • Solid general programming skills including knowledge of software patterns, build systems, and methods for coding high-performance applications.
  • Proficiency in a modern programming language such as Python, C++, C#, and/or Node.js.
  • Experience in building and maintaining internal pipelines and toolsets, including user documentation and education.
  • Deep understanding of 3D content creation workflows and ingestion/delivery processes.
  • Understanding of current generation real-time and offline rendering and shader techniques.
  • Familiarity with commonly used file formats for meshes, images or textures, as well as interchangeable 3D assets (glTF, USDZ, FBX, Alembic).
  • Broad knowledge of Unity, Blender, Unreal, Maya, Houdini, and Adobe Substance Suite.

Bonus points if you have the following:

  • Experience with real-time game engines (Unity, Unreal) and offline renderers (PRMan, Arnold, VRay).
  • Ability to analyze and optimize 3D assets for real-time rendering through solid understanding of modern shading, lighting, and rendering methodologies.
  • Familiarity with Universal Scene Description (USD).
  • Experience with Source control (e.g., GitHub, Perforce, SVN, Plastic SCM).
  • Experience with render farms, distributed rendering, and cloud architecture.
  • Experience extending creative and technical project management tools (Linear, Shortcut, Jira, Asana, Shotgrid, ftrack).
  • Experience working with global outsourcing and contract-based 3D content creation teams.
More about Dapper Labs:
Dapper Labs uses blockchain technology to make web3 experiences easy, safe and fun.
Since it was founded in 2018, Dapper Labs has given enthusiasts a real stake in the game by bringing them closer to the brands they love, building engaged and exciting communities for them to contribute to, and producing new pathways for them to become creators themselves.
Dapper Labs is the makers of the Dapper Platform - the trusted gateway to digital worlds - and the officially-licensed digital video collectibles including NBA Top Shot, NFL All Day, UFC Strike and LaLiga Golazos.
Notable investors in Dapper Labs include Andreessen Horowitz, Coatue, Union Square Ventures, Venrock, Google Ventures (GV), Samsung, and the founders of Dreamworks, Reddit, Coinbase, Zynga, and AngelList, among others. Dapper Labs’ studio partners include the NBA and NBPA, the NFL and NFLPA, Ubisoft, Warner Music, Turner, Dr. Seuss, Genies, as well as 100+ others.
Visit our website to learn even more about Dapper Labs, including information about benefits and perks.