JOB: 3D Digital Media Tech at UVA

We are recruiting for the following position at the University of Virginia Library:

The Digital Media Lab (DML) at the University of Virginia Library seeks a 3D Media Visualization Specialist who can plan, manage, and teach the life cycle of data acquisition, production, and delivery as it relates to multidisciplinary exploration of tools and technologies for visualizing data in the arts, humanities, and sciences through various forms of computer generated media.

Under the guidance of the Head of the DML, the 3D Media Visualization Specialist will operate, maintain, manage, and repair equipment used in the process of shape digitization and information capture. The position requires working knowledge and expertise with methods and workflows for 3D scanning/recording of physical real-world objects as well as mastering archival and delivery formats in digital form. These methods/technologies include time of flight, triangulation, motion capture, lighting instruments, and cameras. It requires working knowledge of software (ex. Polyworks, GeoMagic, Rapidform, Maya, 3DS Max) for 3D data processing including point-cloud manipulation and 3D model generation.

The successful candidate will have knowledge and expertise with project planning, workflow management, recording, editing, texturing, compression, file format specifications, and media publishing related to shape digitization, three-dimensional modeling, and motion-capture. Knowledge of Microsoft Surface, data presentation technologies, and interactive “touch” technologies will be a plus.

Daily activities will include combing project management expertise with in-depth technical knowledge to help faculty, students, and library staff with a wide range of media projects; assisting faculty with curriculum planning for school-related projects; teaching short courses and classes; advanced troubleshooting and researching technical solutions to specific problems; writing documentation to share these solutions; troubleshooting related hardware and software; and staying current on trends in related fields.

Schedule: This is a 24 hours a week position and may require some evenings.

A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering or related discipline is required. Minimum of three years experience in a related field is required. Resume should include links to samples of work (a portfolio is recommended but not required).

 

Please apply through Jobs@UVa at https://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1316094187295.

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