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3D Artist Associate (Outward, Inc.)

Date: Jul 9, 2019

Location: San Jose, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-16130
Area of Interest: Information Technology
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time


Location: San Jose, CA

About Outward, Inc.

Outward, Inc. is based in San Jose, CA and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Williams Sonoma, Inc.

At Outward Inc. our vision is to 'lower the friction' with regards to all aspects of the customer journey for our parent company and our retail customers. We do this by offering new technology solutions that enable new experiences and top-notch visualizations of their products. We are continuously pushing the boundaries of how 3D and AR/ VR technologies will drive the next generation shopping experience. Through our portfolio of premium lifestyle brands -- our mission is to deepen consumer connections with the products that matter and deliver an innovative experience.

We are positioned as a technology leader in the visual merchandising space for retail, with a focus on improving customer experiences with next-generation product visualizations.

Come and join a growing team of engineers as we solve technological riddles and push the envelope of what can be done on the web! (


We're looking for a talented technical artist/developer to help automate parts of our production pipeline.

Responsibilities will include:

* Helping design/creative teams and engineering teams get together to create photoreal visualizations
* Implementing state of the art 3D pipeline blocks
* Inventing new ways to efficiently produce images for online delivery


Required Qualifications:

* 1- 2- years of experience working professionally as a 3D / Technical Artist
* A link to your impressive portfolio included on your resume/cv
* Technical proficiency in 3D workflow areas like modeling, texturing, lighting & rendering
* Experience writing plugins/customizing 3D tools like Maya/3DS Max/Blender
* Excellent programming skills in scripting languages like Python
* Experience with designing/developing user-facing applications

Desired Skills (Nice to have):

* Experience with Unity3D, OpenGL, AR

Additional Requirements:

* Please include a link with a sample of your work with your application/resume

Outward's Benefits & Perks:

* Medical, Dental, Vision
* 401K
* Paid time off
* Company-sponsored team events such as regular staff parties
* Fantastic new headquarters
* Fully stocked kitchens with catered lunches twice a week
* On-site gym & game room
* Office dogs! Bring your furry pal with you to work
* Friendly, caring co-workers and management

This position Will Not offer relocation, remote work, or Visa Sponsorship assistance.

Outward, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Outward, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the California Fair Employment Act (AB 1008), or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

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Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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