Video Game Terrain Designer

CGI    Fort Eustis, VA
Job Description
Put your years of experience into a future of excellence at CGI Federal. We are seeking a Video Game Terrain Designer to support operations at our Ft. Eustis, VA location. Synopsis: The overall goal of the TRADOC G-2 Operational Environment Center (OEC) facilitates and acts as the principal enabler for continuous learning across all TRADOC lines of effort through acquiring, analyzing, creating, organizing, applying and transferring data, information, and knowledge in the context of current and future operations. The OEC is responsible for delivering the OE to facilitate the training of deploying units on joint, national and interagency information, emerging asymmetric capabilities gleaned from world-wide operations; integrating processes, practices, concepts and materiel capabilities into Joint and Service DOTMLPF solutions; and coordinating with the training centers to provide realistic enemy and environmental signatures into models and simulations in support of realistic training. Position is located at Fort Eustis, Virginia. All work is required to be completed on site. Build your career with us. It is an extraordinary time to be in business. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this change—supporting our clients’ digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities. At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership. All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create. Be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world. Learn more about CGI at www.cgi.com . No unsolicited agency referrals please. CGI is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, familial status, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other legally protected status or characteristics. CGI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation to apply for a job in the U.S., please email the CGI U.S. Employment Compliance mailbox at US_Employment_Compliance@cgi.com . You will need to reference the requisition number of the position in which you are interested. Your message will be routed to the appropriate recruiter who will assist you. Please note, this email address is only to be used for those individuals who need an accommodation to apply for a job. Emails for any other reason or those that do not include a requisition number will not be returned . We make it easy to translate military experience and skills! Click here to be directed to our site that is dedicated to veterans and transitioning service members. All CGI offers of employment in the U.S. are contingent upon the ability to successfully complete a background investigation. Background investigation components can vary dependent upon specific assignment and/or level of US government security clearance held. CGI will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with CGI’s legal duty to furnish information. Your future duties and responsibilities Basic Functions: The Operational Environment Center (OEC) Gaming and Visualizations (G&V) branch provides 3D visualizations, dynamic scenarios, and games for training which replicate the operational environments encountered by Department of Defense personnel. The OEC G&V Terrain Designer is an integral part of the G&V team integrating with all disciplines (3D Modelers, Programmers, Scenario Designers, and Videographers) and would be responsible for analyzing, designing, and building video game terrain from existing data sources to match real-world locations. Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Examine source documents, data, and materials to of real-world terrain and translate for use in digital and video gaming environments.
  • Resolve conflicting information between different terrain, GIS, and map data sources.
  • Develop digital terrains in various gaming engines for use in OEC games and visualizations.
  • Identify requirements and implement techniques necessary to solve digital terrain issues.
  • Assist in the research of new software applications with regards to constructive and virtual training.
  • Attend meetings and briefings pertinent to the acquisition of information regarding recent battlefield events as required.
  • Support the OEC multi-echelon training mission.
  • Required qualifications to be successful in this role
  • Associates degree in Video Game Design, or a related field. A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science is preferred or related area with game programming coursework, and game programming skills.
  • Ability to construct and elaborate on environments and objects based on key reference or concepts - Buildings, terrain, roads, foliage etc.
  • Experience managing polygon count and texture budgets.
  • Experience creating atmospheres, detail textures, and skyboxes/skydomes.
  • Able to work as a member of a team meeting functional, technical, and aesthetic goals for content ranging from models and textures to implementation into gaming engines.
  • Familiarity developing in at least one game engine (Unity, Unreal Engine 4, and/or VBS3) is required.
  • Working knowledge of 3DS Max, Maya, or similar tools for high and low poly modeling are beneficial.
  • Ability to prioritize several tasks at once, able to solve problems individually and as a team.
  • Current or eligibility for Secret clearance is required.
  • Due to the nature of the government contract requirements and/or clearance requirements, US citizenship is required.
  • Previous military experience preferred.
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