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Animation Engineer

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    Cupertino, California
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Modis Engineering is currently recruiting for an Artistic Animation Engineer job in Cupertino, CA. This is a six month contractor position
at the leading technology company in Cupertino! We're seeking an enthusiastic engineer/artist to help us design, implement, and optimize
real-time procedural effects for an upcoming software release. This is an amazing opportunity to work with top designers and see your
work used by millions of people on iPads, iPhones, and Macs every day.

The ideal candidate is passionate about creating animations that look great, feel smooth, and provide that "wow" factor that leaves audiences impressed. Relevant experience may include technical work on films, broadcast television, multimedia art installations, online shader galleries,
or demo scene content. Ideal work experience would include cutting-edge techniques in real-world simulations (water/sky/cloud/etc) and particle systems.

In this role you will be responsible for:
• Brainstorming and designing new animation ideas collaboratively
• Prototyping new animations
• Implementing animations using Metal, SceneKit
• Profiling and optimizing animations

To be considered for this role, you must have:
• Ability to visualize, animate, and develop conceptual ideas
• Demonstrated experience coding procedural animations
• Experience creating serene, ambient animations
• Demonstrated experience with Metal, OpenGL, or similar GPU API
• Experience writing shaders (GLSL, HLSL, Metal shading language, etc.)
• Excellent communication skills

It's a huge plus if you have you also have:
• Experience with physically-based real-world effects (e.g. water, sky, or cloud simulations)
• Experience with particle systems or generative algorithms
• Experience with SceneKit, Unity, Unreal, or other high-level 3D API
• Familiarity with computer graphics research (SIGGRAPH, GDC, etc.)
• Development experience with macOS or iOS (Xcode, Instruments, etc.)
• Deep knowledge of GPU architectures
• Artistic or design background

If you are interested in this job is in Cupertino, CA then please click APPLY NOW. For other opportunities available at Modis Engineering, go to If you have questions about the position, please contact Sundi Martin at 408-328-0770 or

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