Avalanche Ecosystem Job Board

Staff Creative Technologist (3D)

Blitz App

Blitz App

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Blitz is a quickly growing and self-sustaining start-up that provides gamers with personalized stats and insights powered by billions of matches. High performance is at the core of our values. We are a team of gamers and entrepreneurial technologists with big ambitions. At Blitz, you will find co-workers who are friendly, eager to collaborate, and work creatively to ship market-defining software. If you thrive in an environment optimized for autonomy, innovation, teamwork, and embody our principles, Blitz is the place for you to make an outsized impact.

Overview

We are seeking a Staff Creative Technologist to join the Vibe team at Blitz where you will be instrumental in shaping a new platform that enables users to create mods for their favorite games through advanced AI technology and user-friendly tools. This role is ideal for someone who thrives in a startup environment, enjoys being hands-on from the start, and can balance rapid development with scalable, thoughtful solutions.

You will be closely collaborating with amazing Product and Engineering teams to consistently deliver efficient and intuitive solutions that bring immense value to our community of gamers.

This position requires local hires to be onsite Monday - Thursday out of our Playa Vista office. For remote hires, we require operating during Pacific Time Zone business hours.

What You'll Do

  • 3D Editor Development: Take the lead in developing and enhancing our web-based 3D editor, focusing on features that improve user interaction and model manipulation capabilities, as well as applying your extensive knowledge of 3D rendering to enable advanced AI technology and real-time collaboration.
  • Frontend Architecture: Utilize your expertise in React and React Three Fiber to architect and develop a robust UI that integrates seamlessly with our 3D capabilities and backend services, ensuring a smooth and responsive experience for our users.
  • Innovate: Actively engage in staying ahead of the curve by researching and adopting cutting-edge tools and techniques in 3D graphics and web-based applications. Commit to continuous learning and innovation, ensuring our tech stack and methods remain at the forefront of the industry, thereby enhancing our platform's capabilities while maintaining a competitive edge.

What It Takes

  • 6+ years of specialized experience in building 3D graphics tools, with extensive knowledge of web-based frameworks such as Three.js (WebGL / WebGPU) and React Three Fiber.
  • Deep technical expertise using advanced 3D techniques, including physically based shading (PBR), raycasting with bounding volume hierarchies (BVH), projective texture mapping, and writing custom fragment and vertex shaders.
  • Proficiency in modern JavaScript frameworks, particularly React, is essential, along with a solid understanding of state management practices and working with RESTful APIs.
  • A strong portfolio showcasing your work in 3D graphics and modern web applications.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills, with a proven ability to collaborate effectively with diverse teams

Nice To Have

  • A keen interest in generative AI and its applications.
  • Experience with 3D modeling software or popular game engines (Blender, Unity3D, Unreal Engine etc.)
  • Knowledge of real-time data streaming and state synchronization.
  • Previous involvement in the video game industry or an early stage startup.

Why Vibe?

Joining the Vibe team at Blitz means embarking on one of the most intriguing challenges of your career at the intersection of video games and AI. You’ll be part of a forward-thinking company that values innovative problem-solving, bias toward action, and an inclusive culture that champions personal growth and collective success. Our team members are not just employees—they are active contributors to the gaming community with a shared vision of transforming the digital landscape.

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary: $140-180k
  • Annual performance bonus
  • Stock options program
  • Unlimited paid vacation
  • Option for employer paid coverage (Medical, Dental, Vision) plan
  • 401(k) matching
  • Gaming laptop and peripherals
  • Company-wide team building events

Salary for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.

Blitz is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.