Senior 3D Generalist

Beaverton, Oregon

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NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world’s best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At NIKE, Inc. it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

NIKE, Inc. designs the future. At NIKE, Inc. designers chase their curiosities and build what’s next, shaping the culture and advancing human potential. The Design teams include artists, inventors and specialists, all with different focuses, including color and material experts, and apparel, footwear and graphic designers. Nike designers look to the future, aggressively pursuing materials, ideas and forms that further elevate the athlete experience, raise the bar for modern style and reduce environmental impact.


We are looking for professional 3D Generalists to join our Immersive Design Team at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. We are growing our capabilities to deliver real time immersive product experiences in our design to consumer process that push the boundaries of creativity and help Nike create the future of sport.

The Senior 3D Generalist will use their experience in Unreal Engine 5 to develop, support, and implement virtual and immersive product experiences that includes a variety of different disciplines centered around environment art assets, rigging, animation, visual effects, lighting, and in engine setup. In-engine Tech Art such as particles, real time effects, custom shader creation, lighting and the implementation of art assets into version control software such as Perforce is also needed. (65-75%)

This role will help explore the full creative capabilities within UE5 through prototyping concepts for identified use cases. You will work with members of the design team and development team to develop clear and concise content guidelines and workflows to ensure best practices. (25-35%)

Our best artists have impeccable artistic vision, are highly organized, and savvy with a breadth of 3D tools. They are excellent problem solvers and collaborators who are enthusiastic about Immersive Technologies.


On the daily, you will perform a diverse range of 3D responsibilities (i.e. animation, rigging, modeling, texturing, lighting, effects) to create and deliver immersive experiences with the team. You will concept new ways to present products and storytelling elements “in engine” while collaborating with design and technology teams.

Additionally, you will self-manage project resources and track project status to keep the team updated on progress. You will speak accurately to the work as needed and professionally represent the team.


You will work with your peers on the Immersive team, the broader Digital Product Creation Studio and our Design partners. You will also work with software development and Digital Product Creation teams to assist and support in the development cycle.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Design/Art, 3D Art, Game Design or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience and training
  • 6+ years’ experience successfully delivering results in a production or creative studio
  • Expert level proficiency in Unreal Engine
  • Knowledge with animation inside the Unreal Engine (e.g. control rig, animation editor, animation blueprints)
  • Strong working knowledge of 3D modeling programs (Maya preferred) and Adobe CC (Substance Suite, Photoshop and Illustrator)
  • Strong artistic and technical skills and an excellent attention to detail
  • Experience with Houdini a plus
  • Experience in AR/VR/XR and or game design a definite plus

Nike requires all applicants for this position to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of hire, unless otherwise required by law. As an equal opportunity employer, Nike will make accommodations to individuals who cannot be vaccinated in accordance with applicable law.

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

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