We're looking for a
3d character art lead
to join our amazing team.
We are seeking an experienced and talented 3D character artist to join our team at Bootloader studio, a product studio building an innovative augmented reality and artificial intelligence experience. If you are passionate about pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the gaming industry, love to help and mentor people,
you are the right person.

Location: Remote or Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam⎮ Job type: Full-time or part-time employee
Report line: Art director ⎮ Department: Art.
What you will do
  • Create stylized characters and props (sculpt, model, UV, texture and create materials) using advanced techniques, including substance designer and painter.
  • Set the tone and review character creation pipeline.
  • Create and maintain a reliable schedule that is well coordinated with production.
  • Work closely with art director to ensure the visual target is always met and stylistically consistent.
  • Work closely with animation, technology team to ensure that the assets are optimized and integrated smoothly into the project.
  • Mentor and manage the 3D artists by providing creative and technical direction, feedback, training, guidance, etc.
What you need to succeed
You do not need to meet all of the requirements below, we encourage you to apply if you have:

  • High proficiency in a major DCCs such as Maya, Zbrush, Substance Painter and Photoshop. Substance Designer and Marvelous Designer is a plus.
  • Excellent high and low poly modeling skills, as well as demonstrated skill with texture and shader creation within a PBR pipeline.
  • Strong knowledge of human and animal anatomy, materials and garbs.
  • Solid grasp of color theory and lighting techniques for quality presentation and the best player experience.
  • 5+ years in the game industry with 3 shipped titles and 1 shipped title as a lead character artist
  • Ability to rapidly master proprietary tools and development pipelines.
  • Ability to be resourceful and come up with creative solutions.
  • Ability to be receptive to art direction and critiques.
  • Good communication skills (Vietnamese and English) with the ability to effectively coordinate with producers, programmers, designers, as well as artists.
  • Organizational, supervisory and mentoring skills.
Why choose us?
Our stealth-mode startup, guided by seasoned leaders, seeks skilled professionals like you to advance our mission. We're developing a novel approach that uses Affective AI to engage humans in a positive emotional way...in mixed reality. Your expertise is essential for our success.
  • 1
    Innovative AI
    Our Affective AIs understand you as a emotional, physiological being. For many this will be the first time they've interacted with an AI in a totally natural and intuitive way. We are targeting the new Apple Vision Pro, making your experiences more engaging and life-like than ever before.
  • 2
    Experienced Leadership
    Our co-founders bring a wealth of experience in AI and the gaming industry. One co-founder built the first unicorn game startup in Southeast Asia, while the other served as the Head of Character AI at Apple and Dreamworks.
  • 3
    Massive Impact
    Within five years, our AIs will engage with hundreds of millions of people daily, with a genuine understanding of them as emotional and physiological beings. You'll have a unique opportunity to make a lasting, positive impact on users' lives.
  • 4
    Proven Revenue Model
    We've already established a strong and proven and ethical revenue model, ensuring our startup's long-term success and sustainability.
  • 5
    Stock Option Program
    As a team member, you'll be able to participate in our stock option program, sharing in our success as we grow.
  • 6
    Growth Opportunity
    We empower our team to take initiative in their work and their career. We want to see you grow both professionally and a person.
Work Environment
  • Teamwork makes the dream work, so at bootloader studio we pay very close attention to the work environment to curate it into a happy, healthy, productive environment.
  • 100% product/innovation-focused startup company with experienced founders
  • Flat organization – don’t come to work for us if you want or need minions working for you!
  • Open communication – we listen to each other
  • Friendly, flexible, and fun culture
  • Comfortable, modern, beautiful offices full of the newest tech gears
Equal Employment
Bootloader Studio provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
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