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On-Call 3D Artist

Requisition ID: R10065775

  • Category IconCategory: Communications
  • Location IconLocation: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector is seeking an on-call 3D Artist to be part of Northrop Grumman’s Learning and Communications Solutions (LCS) team. LCS is made up of a diverse talent pool of innovators, task leaders, instructional designers, software engineers, multimedia developers, user experience (UX) designers, graphic designers, 3D artists, videographers, writers, and other creative professionals who create innovative solutions for a variety of customers.

The desired individual will have experience with creating 3D graphics and animation for training, interactive games and immersive mixed-reality experiences. This position is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but remote work would be considered.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the design, creation, and implementation of game-based learning solutions
  • Utilize skills in 3D modeling, animation and texture development for terrain and animated entities used in a virtual training simulation with game-like capabilities
  • Support multimedia development needs of the organization that include 2D and 3D output as well as web and interactive media
  • Work with multiple clients, project leads, and subject matter experts to assess customer requirements and ensure milestones are achieved on schedule 

Job Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in graphic design, multimedia design, web design, or other related field with 2 or more years of experience OR Master's degree with 0 years of experience OR 6 or more years of related industry experience with high school diploma and/or Associate’s Degree
  • 2 or more years of experience with 3D modeling, texturing, rigging and animation; graphic design, multimedia design and development
  • A portfolio or demo reel, demonstrating your capabilities
  • Preferred location: Albuquerque, New Mexico; Remote work would be considered for this position

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High level of skill with 3D modeling software, including Maya, 3DSMax and Substance 3D
  • High level experience with design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and other standard graphics applications
  • Experience with game programming and scripting in game engines such as Unity and Unreal
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to obtain a DoD (Department of Defense) Secret Clearance

Salary Range: $53,500 USD - $80,300 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.