Director, Environment Workflows & Rendering

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Unity is the editor and ubiquitous engine that runs real-time content everywhere seamlessly and performantly. It allows creatives everywhere to bring their vision to life whether it is for tiny mobile games to console titles to cloud-streamed terabytes-of-data complex industrial visualizations. 3D worlds need complex and beautiful environments, and great authoring workflows and performant rendering for environments are key to success for real-time experiences today, and are critical to the success of Unity graphics’ ability to bring the creator’s vision into reality. 

The environment team is responsible for the artist workflows for authoring worlds, from terrain sculpting and iteration, to biomes with state-of-the-art materials, millions of blades of grass or other environment details, to rivers and roads, and so much more. And all of these complex worlds must be rendered with utmost efficiency of a wide variety of platforms that Unity reaches. We want Unity's Environment technology to deliver state of the art workflows and technology that will enable creators everywhere. 

To achieve this mission, we are looking for an experienced engineering leader. This role will define the environment team’s vision and goals, and drive execution to quality product solutions and successful adoption of technology. You get to shape how Unity creators are going to achieve amazing visuals through the power of 3D worlds. You will be a crucial part of shaping an impactful technology team to deliver on that goal.

Responsibilities

  • Leadership
    • Advocate and act as a thought leader for the environment rendering technology and workflows within Unity
    • Build and evolve the team; identify resourcing needs, provide growth and developmental opportunities to ensure that all employees reach their potential
    • Grow and maintain working relationships with the team and the broader organization; especially those who affect the completion of the initiatives
    • Communicate with project team and coordinate requirements with external partner teams in the product groups
    • Closely partner with senior graphics leadership and collaborate regularly to help shape the strategy for environment technology for Unity
    • Consistently identify organizational risks and orchestrate necessary actions to remove obstacles to success
  • Execution and Project Management
    • Establish a near-term operating plan for the environment domain area for all relevant teams, work closely with product management and the production staff to convert that to an execution plan validated against customers needs and priorities
    • Partner with production to manage scope and quality; continuously assess and mitigate risk for assigned scope, keep the stakeholders informed through the duration of the project
    • Define a project budget, determine task requirements, and assign tasks to team resources

Requirements

  • You have exceptional management and communication skills
  • You have established senior technical leadership experience 
  • You display broad knowledge of graphics technology, ideally with deep understanding of environment rendering and authoring workflows, as well as real-time rendering and production pipelines 
  • You are have strong ability to lead a team to achieve results while tracking progress and manage risks
  • You have demonstrated ability to understand and help establish the product vision and needs for a sizable area of ownership
  • You have experience developing content pipelines for games and have a deep understanding of artist needs for environment creation
  • You can balance technical, product, and requirements with successful outcomes
  • You believe the buck stops with you - you build a culture of accountability and foster problem-solving capability in staff. You guide the team to resolve problems through empathetic yet focused communication

Bonus Points

  • Experience on developing AAA titles on multiple platforms, with mobile or high-end experience an extra plus 
  • Experience on working on a AAA game engine and full understanding of its architecture
  • You have successfully shipped a visually ambitious game title (extra points for a large open world AAA, or excellence in environment)
  • You have demonstrated ability to think strategically and translate strategy into results
  • You are known to be a dedicated professional that would enhance any team
  • A good knowledge of programming languages and software engineering practices
  • Your love of math means you get excited to have discussions about complex integrals and you can hold your own in these conversations and relish in the process

About Unity Technologies

Unity is the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content. Creators, ranging from game developers to artists, architects, automotive designers, filmmakers, and others, use Unity to make their imaginations come to life. Unity’s platform provides a comprehensive set of software solutions to create, run and monetize interactive, real-time 2D and 3D content for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles, and augmented and virtual reality devices.

The company’s 1,400+ person research and development team keeps Unity at the forefront of development by working alongside partners to ensure optimized support for the latest releases and platforms. Apps developed by Unity creators were downloaded more than three billion times per month in 2019 on more than two billion unique devices. For more information, please visit www.unity.com.   

Unity is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

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Our office is located in the heart of downtown Bellevue, where we are surrounded by a variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment.

An Insider's view of Unity Technologies

What are some social events your company does?

I think everybody loves the annual holiday party, and this past summer we had a company picnic that was a huge hit. My team is developing a robust events program of not only regular social functions, but also events that encourage wellness and community involvement! One of my personal favorites is the office yoga.

Casey

Workplace Experience

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since joining Unity, the freedom and independence offered here has helped me grow tremendously. I’ve been able to work on the technologies that interest me, and work with those that have a lot of knowledge and background in the field.

Tom

XR Developer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I've found that creativity requires autonomy, trust, and clarity. Autonomy to define a problem and collaborate to find the best solution. Trust or "psychological safety" to ensure diverse perspectives are openly shared and considered. And clarity, so everyone knows at a high-level what success looks like and are working towards shared goals.

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Head of Product Management, Cloud Services

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

One significant challenge we face is working with multiple web frameworks within the same website. Being a product of geographical separation as well as multiple acquisitions, our dashboard isn't as integrated as we would like. We work to maintain a balance between rewriting code and ensuring that we continue to deliver a high quality experience.

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What are Unity Technologies Perks + Benefits

Unity Technologies Benefits Overview

Unity provides a complete benefits package for each of our regions; including medical and dental coverage, vision care and a health care spending account for use on services of your choosing. Many of our packages also include wellness coverage with local partners including gyms and boutiques in your area.
In addition to our health benefits, Unity offers a work-from-home budget that allows employees to cover expenses which make their remote working conditions as comfortable as possible during the pandemic. While in the office, employees can enjoy an array of food and beverage, and an awesome workplace with top rated spaces for work and entertainment!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Unity provides daily lunches and occasionally provides treats & smoothies for breakfast!
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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