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Date: Feb 5, 2018

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Company: Weather Group

Working at The Weather Channel television network

As The Weather Channel television network, we have heightened focus on innovation, first-class storm coverage and hyper-localized weather information available through our various TV platforms including: The Weather Channel, WeatherScan and Local Now. For more than 30 years, The Weather Channel television network has inspired viewers to explore, investigate and appreciate the experience of weather in all its forms.

We are one of the most widely distributed television networks and the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive real-time programming of any media outlet, with trusted meteorologists who analyze, forecast and report the weather.

Weather is inherently fascinating, and we share our passion through the stories we tell to our audiences through our programming. The more our viewers engage with us, the more our stories illuminate how weather impacts almost everything.

We’re always looking for new talent to keep us on top—like someone incredible to fill the job listed here.

Position Summary

We are looking for a multifaceted technical artist to help create beautiful, impactful, and immersive AR, Mixed and Virtual experiences, 4D effects and thunderous high-fidelity sound!

The idea candidate is confident with the Unreal Engine (4+) and its tools including: Blueprint, Sequencer, Cascade, Material Editor, and UMG.

At The Weather Channel, we build content for broadcast television and multiplatform viewing.  Most of our Unreal 4 experiences are cinematic, relying heavily on Sequencer, Level Streaming and Blueprint.  Others will be interactive and will require a deeper working knowledge of UMG, C++ and Behavior Tree.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Event scripting with Blueprints; custom Blueprint nodes and other C++ work.
  • Material creation.
  • Event scripting with Blueprints; custom Blueprint nodes and other C++ work.
  • Material creation.
  • Particle creation.
  • Animation path layout in sequencer.
  • Environment/Lighting setup.
  • May be called upon to create promotional products (e.g., network TV shows, new phone release).
  • Support unity and growth of the team by providing creative ideas, direction and constructive feedback to other designers.
  • Particle creation.
  • Animation path layout in sequencer.
  • Environment/Lighting setup.
  • May be called upon to create promotional products (e.g., network TV shows, new phone release).
  • Support unity and growth of the team by providing creative ideas, direction and constructive feedback to other designers.

Education, Experience, Certification Requirements

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of two years of experience working professionally on a game development team
  • Very Strong knowledge of C++
  • Strong knowledge of scripting in Blueprints, taking full advantage of the built-in Unreal pipeline
  • Strong low-level design ability (able to examine a design document and effectively build features that it outlines)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Attention to detail
  • Good organization, and able to multitask
  • Self-motivated work ethic
  • Strong communication skills (this includes clean, well-commented code)
  • Strong consideration for candidates with the following attributes: Python, 3D Modeling, Animation, Audio editing, Networking and Multiplayer setup, Performance and Profiling, and Behavior Trees

Disclaimers

Recruiting Firms
The Weather Channel does not accept agency/search firm referrals for this posting, or other postings, without prior written permission from The Weather Channel Human Resources. The Weather Channel is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

 

Hours
The Weather Channel operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Hours worked by The Weather Channel associates will vary according to job responsibility and scheduling demands of each department.
 
EEOC Statement
The Weather Channel is an equal opportunity employer.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, the presence of non-job related medical condition or handicap, or any legally protected status.

Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary. Any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way. If you choose to complete this form, please follow the link below, complete the form and return to hrservicedelivery@weathergroup.com, which is a confidential e-mail in box. 
http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/sec503/Voluntary_Self-Identification_of_Disability_CC-305_SD_Edit1.24.14.pdf
 
Relocation Statement
Relocation costs are not provided for this job, by submitting a resume, candidates understand and acknowledge that The Weather Channel will not provide relocation assistance or support and that relocation will be entirely the responsibility of the candidate.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Human Resources does NOT provide application status updates via the telephone.  Confirmation of receipt of application will be sent via e-mail once the application has been successfully submitted.


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