Synthetic Environment Artist


Role and Responsibilities

Who We Are:

· CAE Vision: Our vision is to be the worldwide partner of choice in defense and security, civil aviation, and healthcare by revolutionizing our customers’ training and critical operations with digitally immersive solutions to elevate safety, efficiency and readiness.

· CAE Defense & Security Mission: CAEs Defense and Security business unit focuses on helping prepare military customers to develop and maintain the highest levels of mission readiness.

· CAE Values: Empowerment, Innovation, Excellence, Integrity and OneCAE make us who we are and we strive to make a difference in the world while helping each other succeed.

What We Have to Offer:

· Comprehensive and competitive benefits package and flexibility that promotes work-life balance

· A work environment where all employees are valued, respected and safe

· Freedom to succeed by enabling team members to deliver, take initiatives and make decisions

· Recognition, professional development, advancement and having fun!


The Near View Content Modeler will assist in the design, development, and implementation of modeled assets in a collaborative environment. They will be expected to contribute and maintain a 3D model repository with the rest of the team, document their work in progress, and provide feedback on task progression. They should have strong problem solving skills and be willing to support automation where possible. Candidates are required to have a portfolio demonstrating their modeling, texturing, and animation skills to be considered.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· Possess strong 3D modeling, texturing, and animation skills to develop highly optimized assets for use in game engines

· Texture using PBR workflows to match photographic reference

· Perform productively in a fast-paced work environment either independently or as a part of a team

· Be able to work off a variety of sources including photographs, 3D scans, CAD models, or non-optimized polygonal models

· Adjust workflows to match our organizational processes/tools

· Document processes that are housed on an internal knowledge management system

· Work closely with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), Instructional System Designers (ISDs), and software engineers requiring strong interpersonal skills

Qualifications and Education Requirements

· BFA in Computer Art and/or minimum 3 years of experience in a related field

· Advanced proficiency using Digital Content Creation tools (i.e. MODO, Maya, 3DSMAX, Blender)

· Advanced proficiency using texturing tools (i.e. Photoshop, MARI, Substance Painter/Designer)

· Advanced proficiency using game engines (i.e. Unreal Engine, Unity)

· Strong interpersonal skills, and effective working in groups

· Strong oral communication, documentation, and presentation skills

· Ability to juggle several tasks at once while prioritizing them based on deadlines

· Ability to work with and direct others effectively

Due to U.S. Government contract requirements, only U.S. citizens are eligible for this role.

Preferred Skills

· Active DoD Secret clearance or the ability to obtain one

· AR/VR experience

· Photography/photogrammetry experience

· UMG experience creating dynamic displays

· Niagara VFX experience

Security Responsibilities

Must comply  with all company security and data protection / usage policies and procedures.  Personally responsible for proper marking and handling of all information and materials, in any form. Shall not divulge any information, or afford access, to other employees not having a need-to-know. Shall not divulge information outside company without management approval.  All government and proprietary information will be accessed and stored electronically on company provided resources.

· Incumbent must be eligible for DoD Personal Security Clearance.

Due to U.S. Government contract requirements, only U.S. citizens are eligible for this role.

Work Environment

Remote work opportunities are limited due to the group interactions and hardware required to perform daily tasks. As a result, this job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

CAE USA Inc. is an EOE/AA employer and gives consideration for employment to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal ( .

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Position Type


CAE thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those whose background and experience match the requirements of the role will be contacted.

Equal Employment Opportunity

At CAE, everyone is welcome to contribute to our success. With no exception.

As captured in our overarching value “One CAE”, we’re proud to work as one passionate, boundaryless and inclusive team.

At CAE, all employees are welcome regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, neurodiversity or age.

At CAE, we equip people in critical roles with the expertise and solutions to create a safer world. As a technology company, we digitalize the physical world, deploying simulation training and critical operations support solutions. Above all else, we empower pilots, airlines, defence and security forces, and healthcare practitioners to perform at their best every day and when the stakes are the highest. Around the globe, we’re everywhere customers need us to be with more than 13,000 employees in more than 200 sites and training locations in over 40 countries. CAE represents 75 years of industry firsts—the highest-fidelity flight and mission simulators, surgical manikins, and personalized training programs powered by artificial intelligence. We’re investing our time and resources into building the next generation of cutting-edge, digitally immersive training and critical operations solutions while keeping positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact at the core of our mission. Today and tomorrow, we’ll make sure our customers are ready for the moments that matter.