Material Artist, Digital Glasses (Ongoing Contract Role)

United States /
Product /
We believe shopping should be simple and exciting and empower people to see the best version of themselves.  We have started off with the eyewear industry and are changing an old-school, overwhelming, clinical, boring experience into a delightful one where customers feel great about themselves and their purchase. 

Computer vision and machine learning power our industry-leading augmented reality virtual try-on, facial analysis, and frame recommendation engine. We license this technology platform to eyewear retailers who embed it into their web, mobile, and in-store experiences to fundamentally shift how they sell eyewear. We have a great foundation. Our technology is being used by over 10M users a month around the world, and we have strong partnerships with some of the world’s top eyewear retailers. 

We are seeking a Material Artist Contractor to help scale our digital eyewear library from 90,000 SKUs to 200,000+ SKUs.

This contracting role is 100% remote, with a self-directed schedule. You will be paid on a per unit completed work basis. We’re looking for candidates willing to work 20 hours a week or more on average.

How to apply:
1 - Click the Apply For This Job button at the top of the page and fill out the required information
2 - Please follow the instructions in the Application section below.

Candidates can set themselves apart by demonstrating skill, motivation, and attention to detail. We ask that if you’re interested in this role to do the following:
1 - Download the set of models and photography from this folder.
2 -  Pick one of the models and add materials to the model according to the photography provided for that particular model. Render the final result out as image files and place the image files and the source file in a cloud folder.
3 - Create a shareable link and add that link to the “Other Website” field under the Links section after clicking the “Apply for this Job” link.
4 - Once complete, we’ll review your work and get back to you with next steps.

What you'll do:

    • Adjust shaders from our material library to match product photography
    • Create shaders for new clients
    • Use our QA pipeline tools to help review the work of other contractors
    • Use internal Ditto Blender plugins and component library to apply materials to 3D models of eyewear frames

About you:

    • Experience in node-based materials systems.
    • Experience in hard surface modeling is a plus.
    • CAD, Maya, 3Ds Max, Solid Works, C4D are all applicable, but knowledge in Blender 2.7X is a plus.
    • You are able to discern between what needs improvement and what is good enough. You will be required to consider the input photography and output requirements to know where detail is required and where it is not.
    • You can keep yourself on schedule and meet self-established production commitments.
    • You work well independently and with others.
    • You have a desire to help other team members learn through knowledge sharing and help us improve our tools by identifying workflow improvements.

About us:

Ditto is a post-Series B, venture-backed technology company with 50 wonderful full-time employees headquartered in Oakland, CA. We provide a unique opportunity to work alongside a talented team of software engineers, business leaders, creatives and researchers to bring state of the art computer vision and machine learning technologies to market at scale. 

We celebrate what makes us each unique and believe that when experienced people of diverse talents, backgrounds and opinions are inspired to come together, greatness occurs. We are built on trust which combines being authentic, credible and reliable. We love passionate people with a zest for life and an adaptable, positive attitude. We have high expectations for hard-work and give a lot of flexibility to take time for the other things that are important to you.

Ditto is a distributed company supporting all roles anywhere in the United States. Employees also have the opportunity to work from our Oakland office. Our distributed workforce philosophy allows us to find the best talent in the country and build diverse teams, while empowering our team to work from the location that best suits them. 

We have all the perks you would expect from a great start-up: competitive salary, meaningful equity as an early employee, medical, dental, unlimited PTO, and a 401K. We care a lot about doing the little things well and work hard to build a strong team culture. We organize team events and activities online and are being creative to build strong relationships amongst distributed team members

Ditto stands for a culture of inclusion. We celebrate different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives - encouraging everyone to bring their authentic selves to work. We have a diverse environment that empowers our team to feel comfortable when they voice their opinions. For these reasons and more Ditto is a proud equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome everyone regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics, and we are dedicated to providing an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment.