Game Development Specialist - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee





The US Navy Sailor 2025, Ready Relevant Learning (RRL) Content Conversion project will employ innovative instructional design and assessment strategies in conjunction with high-velocity learning solutions. The goal of RRL is to move training out of brick and mortar schoolhouses and provide the right training at the right time in the right way to improve the transfer of training to the workplace environment.

Come join the SAIC family as we Reimagine Ingenuity ensuring Sailors are ready for the Fleet.

Work is estimated to start in March 2020 and positions will be located at SAIC facilities in Cookeville, TN along with remote opportunities in Tennessee, Virginia, Florida, DC and Maryland.

Minimum education and experience requirements will vary depending on role and level. All positions require U.S. citizenship and some positions will require a security clearance.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The candidate for this position will be responsible for developing 3D assets for interactive training products. The candidate will interact with team members, customers, and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to develop engaging interactive web- and computer-based training products for government and commercial clients. The ideal candidate will create quality hard surface 3D models, textures, materials, and environments.


A portfolio is required (an online portfolio is preferred)

The chosen candidate for this position will:

  • Develop high fidelity 3D models

  • Work with documentation and Subject Matter Experts to estimate 3D modeling requirements

  • Maintain and follow SAIC’s 3D production and quality processes

  • Experience with version control software, such as Perforce and project tracking software, such as Jira, is required.
  • Take ownership of his/her work as a highly motivated self-starter.
  • Possess a demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines, prioritize workload, manage time efficiently, and work in a team environment.



REQUIRED EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university and 3+ years of related experience is required. A combination of education and work experience may be considered in lieu of degree.


REQUIRED SKILLS: Demonstrable artistic skill and previous experience creating detailed 3D models using applications such as Maya and 3D Studio Max is required. Working experience with Substance Painter (or similar) and understanding of creating physically-based lighting and materials. Familiarity with the Unity Game Engine and understanding of asset pipeline and optimization. The candidate must possess strong graphic design and illustration skills. An online portfolio is required.  Solid interpersonal and communication skills are a required, including the ability to interact effectively in a team environment. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is required.



  • Experience with the life cycle of design and programming of interactive training content from concept through project completion

  • Video/audio production experience

  • Leadership experience working with cross discipline and external teams.

  • Experience working in an Agile development environment

Previous experience developing for mobile and AR/VR game applications

Desired Qualifications