Senior Creative Technologist

At Local Projects, Creative Technologists (CTs) are intuitive problem solvers and are always seeking new and innovative ways to tell stories with interactive technologies. As such, CTs are unique in their ability to merge design with engineering. They bring their breadth of knowledge across stacks/tools and their unending curiosity and dedication to learning new skills to the table in the design process. This makes CTs able to identify and then utilize the right tool for the job no matter what the challenge.

Each CT at Local Projects brings a unique perspective and specialty to the team. We are searching for a Senior level CT that is visually minded and has a specialty in creative coding/graphics programming (across game engines, mobile, and web platforms) who loves to create beautiful, generative visuals and simulations in both small and large-scale formats.

Important:

  • This position requires the ability to work on-site in our studio in NYC
  • Must be able to travel as needed
  • Please include a link to your portfolio and/or website
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required
  • 5+ years of experience

Requirements

  • Responsible for providing technical leadership for projects from concept through production
  • Being hands-on in writing production code.
  • Designing, specifying, and delivering frontend solutions that include interactive, real-time graphics-driven experiences that exist in site-specific installations, the web, and mobile platforms.
  • Technical direction, including specifying software systems, gathering requirements
  • General frontend development, graphics programming
  • Specification of software architectures and system design.
  • Rapid prototyping and building lightweight proofs-of-concept to vet creative ideas / technical possibilities
  • Bringing concepts to life in production with a focus on stability, performance, and maintainability.
  • Providing leadership within the company, contributing to the direction of the department, and mentoring other team members.

Skills

  • Ability to learn and prototype new technologies quickly and adapt to new environments and tools
  • Version control and workflows with Git/Github
  • Unity Development (C#)
  • Web frontend technologies (HTML/CSS/JS) including WebGL graphics frameworks, such as Three.js or A-Frame
  • Modern web frontend frameworks such as React/Vue/Angular
  • Basic node js server development, such as express or next
  • Creative Coding Frameworks (C++) OpenFrameworks and/or Cinder
  • Ability to thrive in a TDD / BDD-based environment
  • iOS development, Swift and ARKit
  • Application development with Node.js/Electron
  • Familiarity with backend web services and databases such as Redis and Postgres
  • Java/Android Development
  • OpenCV and other 2D/3D image processing technologies
  • 3D sensing and motion capture / RTLS technologies such as Kinect or OptiTrak
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Leadership
  • Attention to detail
  • Mentoring
  • Ability to form strong, trusted relationships with the technology team, creative and UX teams, project management, and company leadership.

Bonus Points

  • Technical and 3D Art, Modeling, and PBR Texture mapping, such as Substance Suite
  • Adobe suite design skills
  • Houdini particle simulation
  • Familiarity with Python
  • XR experience in design and development
  • Unreal Engine
  • Machine Learning and/or Robotics experience
  • DevOps and CI/CD pipeline management, such as Github Actions and Jenkins

Salary Range: 130K to 150K

Benefits

Local Projects offers to its Full-Time staff Health/Dental/Vision, FSA, 401k, access to Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance and Life Insurance as well as a generous PTO package.

Local Projects is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our collaboration with each other and the experiences we create together greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across all disciplines, at all levels of the studio. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color, and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

Local Projects is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity, and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics.