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3D Modeler

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United States
Base Salary
70k-90k USD
Sigma Defense

Job Description

Sigma Defense is seeking a creative individual to join our team as a 3D Modeler. As a 3D Modeler, you will take a role in developing 3D assets for AR/VR and mixed reality systems that will help Navy sailors improve their situational readiness in high-fidelity training simulations. You will be responsible for creating realistic 3D digital twins of real-world objects and environments that are used in an AR/VR space. You will also be involved in creating lightweight, high-fidelity 3D game assets and animations for use in an AR/VR multiplayer application. You must be able to work closely with the customer to understand their vision and turn it into reality.

The ideal candidate is independent, growth-seeking, detail-oriented, flexible, and able to be productive when working within a fast-paced, team-collaborative environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled: Sigma Defense Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


  • 2 - 4 years of relevant experience with 3D modeling tools and software, including, but not limited to Blender and or Maya.
  • Understanding of rendering, texturing, shaders, lighting, and animation principles.
  • Ability to create materials and optimized surface shaders.
  • Experience with virtual reality and/or augmented reality hardware (Meta Quest, Hololens).
  • Experience with data collection i.e. photogrammetry software, photography, 3D scanning.
  • Proven experience creating digital twins of real-world objects and spaces for use in gaming applications.
  • Unity game development knowledge of interfaces, tools, and capabilities is a plus.
  • Ability to utilize 3D modeling, texture, mapping, and other techniques to create game assets, visual effects, and animations that are optimized for Unity game engine or equivalent.

Personnel Clearance Level:

  • Candidate must possess an active, DoD issued Secret security clearance.

Salary Range: $70,000 - $90,000 annually.


  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Medical Insurance to Include HSA, FSA, and DFSA Plans
  • Life and AD&D coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 401(k) Plan with Company Matching Contributions
  • 160 Hours of Paid Time Off (PTO) with Carry-Over up to 240 hours
  • 12 (Floating) Holidays
  • Educational Assistance
  • Highly Competitive Salary

Advice from our career coach

As a 3D Modeler at Sigma Defense, you will play a crucial role in developing high-fidelity assets for AR/VR and mixed reality systems to enhance Navy training simulations. To stand out as an applicant, you should showcase your proficiency with 3D modeling tools, game development knowledge, and experience creating digital twins of real-world objects. Here are some specific tips for standing out:

  • Highlight 2-4 years of experience with Blender and/or Maya, as well as expertise in rendering, texturing, lighting, and animation principles.
  • Showcase your ability to create materials, surface shaders, and optimized 3D game assets.
  • Demonstrate experience with VR/AR hardware, data collection techniques like photogrammetry, and creating realistic digital twins.
  • Emphasize any Unity game development knowledge and skills in utilizing 3D modeling techniques for game assets, visual effects, and animations optimized for Unity game engine.
  • Ensure you possess an active DoD issued Secret security clearance, as this is a mandatory requirement for the role at Sigma Defense.

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May 14, 2024


70k-90k USD

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