Technical Artist


Job Description

FundamentalVR is a technology and data insight business specialising in the intersection between immersive experiences and haptic technology with the aim to bring medical devices and surgical procedures to market using virtual reality.

We are proud of our successes to date, winning several awards over the years such as Time magazine’s ‘Best Invention of the Year’, the ‘Most Impactful Breakthrough’ Auggie Award, ‘VR, AR & MR’ at SXSW and the ‘Healthcare Technology of the Year’ VR Award for two years running.

We are looking for talented and motivated individuals to join our team so that together we can build the future.

We are working with some of the world’s leading healthcare and research providers such as the Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School and King’s College. Join us for the journey.

About The Role

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic professional to join our team, taking on responsibility for helping to develop the technical art for our HapticVR™ experiences. You will work closely with the rest of the art team, the engineers, the medical, educational and design team to produce realistic, immersive content. You will enjoy the support of your colleagues and our open culture, where what we learn from our failures is as important as our successes.

What You Will Do
  • Follow and help develop the artwork style, tools, techniques and pipeline for the products
  • Produce simulation ready optimised artwork in a realistic style that is suitable for VR runtime
  • Work with the team to analyse the visual requirements and provide effective solutions
  • Participate in agile development and SCRUM
  • Engage in collective responsibility for maintaining a high-quality product


What We Are Looking For
  • Other 3D commercial projects completed in a similar tech artist role within games, simulation, VR, MR and AR technologies
  • Deep knowledge of Unity is essential, other game engine experience is a plus
  • Deep knowledge of 3D/2D creation packages (e.g. Maya/Zbrush/Photoshop/Substance etc) to support the technical demands of modern art content creation. Broad experience in developing technologies (e.g Houdini, Marvelous,) is a plus
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the latest tools and techniques in 3D art, PBR shaders and rendering, physics simulation and optimisation for real-time game engines
  • Experience in supporting artists, optimizing assets, supporting asset pipelines, and approaching a wide range of unique real time technical challenges within 3d packages or Unity
  • Proven track record of both artistic and technical creativity, with a passion for working with teams and solving problems
  • Experience in evaluating and defining technical art requirements for others to follow
  • A strong eye for detail and understanding of colour, light, structure and form
  • Excellent knowledge of the different render pipelines, graphics programing (HLSL/CG), graphic performance foundations and performance profiling
  • Programming skills using C# Unity scripting and OOP

Who You Are
  • You understand what it means to work in a startup, this excites and motivates you
  • You like to do everything to a high standard but know when to be pragmatic
  • You are highly collaborative and an excellent communicator
  • You do not hide problems, mistakes or failure, but rather learn and develop from them


What You Will Get
  • A competitive salary
  • Private Healthcare
  • Death in service insurance
  • Enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity Leave
  • Perks: Access to hundreds of vouchers and discounts
  • 20 days of holidays per year + bank holidays + 3 days between Christmas and a new year + one extra day per year, up to a maximum of 28 days.
  • Opportunity to participate in and become a key player in a fast-paced startup environment with lots of exciting growth opportunities
  • Opportunity to work with VR plus haptics, the next frontier of simulation and virtual reality

Fundamental VR operates a hybrid working model - with a need to come into the office circa 4 days a month

Diversity Is Our Strength

Fundamental VR is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, disability or age.

At Fundamental VR, we have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on bringing the best medical training experiences to our clients around the world, and we know our company runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and creative employees.

You must be a UK or EU national or have a valid visa, unfortunately we’re not able to offer visa sponsorship at this time.