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Careers @ Elara

At Elara, we care not only about the end-product, but also the process used to achieve it. We value the talented team who produce it. We foster a sense of inclusion, professional growth, and collaboration.

Elara consists of highly-trained and skilled animators, artists, programmers, administrators and executives who continually impress our clients regardless of the challenges presented by any project

We are always on the lookout for smart and talented individuals who can complement our existing team.

If you are looking for employment with a company that cares about you as an individual, embraces a challenge, and fosters continued learning, consider Elara.

Please email your resume, LinkedIn profile link, and any other pertinent information for consideration to jobs@elarasystems.com.

Metro Area – Sacramento, CA
PRODUCTION – FULL-TIME

Elara is at the forefront of emergent media, blending artistry and technological advances. We excel in developing strategic digital content for a wide range of companies, particularly those in the medical, pharmaceutical, and industrial markets. With extensive expertise in Virtual Reality, 3D animation, and interactive solutions, we specialize in creating immersive experiences for training, education, marketing, and sales.

Description:

Elara is looking for an XR Programmer to join our team to develop software for virtual and augmented reality applications.

Responsibilities:

  • Work on gameplay systems, tools, and other features as required across multiple platforms and technologies
  • Collaborate with team members to design solutions and plan work
  • Provide estimates and deliver work on time, on schedule
  • Participate in code reviews
  • Work closely with designers, artists, and animators to bring the vision of the game to life
  • Reports to the Lead Programmer

Qualifications:

  • Game related programming experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent demonstrable experience
  • Strong C++ design and coding experience
  • UE4 Experience
  • Unity Experience
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to write clear, maintainable, portable code that conforms to standards and practices
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new technologies and tasks
  • Self-motivated team player with a very strong work ethic and cooperative attitude
  • Solid organization and time management skills
  • Solid oral and written communication skills

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Cross-platform experience
  • Experience with the C++ standard library and boost
  • Experience with in-game character animation
  • Data structure and algorithm knowledge
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications, Outlook, Project Management, and CRM Software
  • Exceptional multitasking and organizational abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communications skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work accurately and efficiently in a fast-paced environment

Incidental Duties:

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.

Benefits:

Employer Paid Health Insurance for Employee, 401K with 4% match, Group Long Term Disability, Group Life Insurance, Two Weeks Paid Vacation, One Week Paid Sick Leave. Elara Systems is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, national origin, citizenship, or any other protected characteristic.

Metro Area – Sacramento, CA
PRODUCTION – FULL-TIME

Elara is at the forefront of emergent media, blending artistry and technological advances. We excel in developing strategic digital content for a wide range of companies, particularly those in the medical, pharmaceutical, and industrial markets. With extensive expertise in Virtual Reality, 3D animation, and interactive solutions, we specialize in creating immersive experiences for training, education, marketing, and sales.

 

Who We Are Looking For:

You thrive in a challenging, fast-paced environment.

You are a highly collaborative team player with the ability to organize and coordinate with other team members

You are a big picture thinker who is not afraid to dive into details. Not only that, but you are also extremely detail-oriented.

You have a passion for researching and solving problems

You have a proven track record of managing multiple projects of all sizes and delivering within budget and on-time.

You like to do everything to a high standard, but you also know when to be pragmatic.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Acts as a liaison between sales, production, and the clients to facilitate communication, manage workflow and ensure successful and timely delivery of all projects.

Manages multiple clients and projects with various timelines simultaneously.

Serves as main client contact once a project receives the green light.

Schedules and leads client status meetings.

Keeps the management team updated as to the status of all current projects.

Participates (and often lead) conference calls with clients, agencies, and internal departments to go over progress reports/production reviews and final completion of a project.

Responds to all RFP enquiries and writes Bids/Proposals for potential projects.

Manages outside vendor relationships.

Acts as an advocate for the Production team with the clients by enforcing project schedules/timelines ensuring deadlines and launch dates are being met.

Participates in weekly production meetings to discuss progress, goals, and company updates.

 

Incidental Duties:

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.

 

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (minimum)

3-5 years of professional experience with proven positive results

At least two years of experience managing client relationships

At least two years of experience in project/account management

Experience in medical device or pharma – added plus

PMP/SCRUM Certification – added plus

 

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

Ability to work in a team environment.

Proficiency with MS Office applications, Outlook, Project Management, and CRM Software.

Exceptional multitasking and organizational abilities.

Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communications skills with strong attention to detail.

Ability to work accurately and efficiently in a fast-paced environment.

Benefits

Employer Paid Health Insurance for Employee, 401K with 4% match, Group Long Term Disability, Group Life Insurance, Two Weeks Paid Vacation, One Week Paid Sick Leave. Elara Systems is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, national origin, citizenship, or any other protected characteristic.

Metro Area – Sacramento, CA
PRODUCTION – FULL-TIME

Elara is at the forefront of emergent media, blending artistry and technological advances. We excel in developing strategic digital content for a wide range of companies, particularly those in the medical, pharmaceutical, and industrial markets. With extensive expertise in Virtual Reality, 3D animation, and interactive solutions, we specialize in creating immersive experiences for training, education, marketing, and sales.

Description:

In collaboration with production management, the XR Technical Manager (XR Manager) is responsible for providing technical leadership, planning, development, implementation, and support for XR Applications.

Responsibilities:

The primary duties of the XR Manager include:

  • Managing a small team of software engineers.
    • Assign, review, and approve project tasks and deliverables across multiple concurrent projects.
    • Collaborate with project management to set timelines, project scope, and correspond with customers.
    • Collect and document user requirements. Develop user stories, estimates, and work plans.
    • Prepare reports, manuals, and other documentation on the status, operation, and maintenance of software.
    • Assess opportunities for application and process improvement and prepare documentation of rationale to share with team members and other affected parties.

XR Manager acts as technical liaison between internal and external end-users, technical analysts, IT staff, consultants, and other organizations in the analysis, design, implementation, configuration, and testing of systems software projects.

  • This includes but not limited to:
    • status reporting, technical solutions recommendation, coordinating efforts between internal and external stakeholders, and providing updates to executive staff.
    • Serves as the subject matter expert to ensure that the business/program needs are being considered during the planning and implementation of software projects.
    • Develop processing standards and procedures for the systems and projects, project planning, status reporting, application programming, testing, training, and implementation of software systems in a short release and iterative environment.
    • Develop secure applications using computer languages and technologies including, but not limited to UE4, Unity, AWS, JavaScript, HTML5, C#, C++, and PostgreSQL.
  • Provide technical expertise and perform analysis and activities associated with:
    • application design, database design, and support web application development. Provide technical support to resolve any application issues for external customers.
    • Provide consultation, code reviews, and training related to application standards and methodologies. Monitor and prioritize workload of various applications.
    • Resolve system problems and recommend the best methods of applying new technologies for the most critical systems.
    • Research and implement new technologies in the XR space, evaluate new system application requests and prioritize applications in the pipeline to plan the deployment and adequately meet/exceed customer expectations.
    • Analyze business re-engineering efforts by examining and redesigning the business processes and workflows.
    • System architecture diagrams and system flow diagram building.
    • Develop and apply improvements using innovative technologies to meet the business needs.

The job can be mentally demanding, as the subject matters we go into can be vastly deep and complex, so we need a stoic individual that can rapidly learn while staying organized and on schedule.

Incidental Duties:

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.

Of course, we also have a competitive edge in health benefits, offering employees the ability to choose from a range of fantastic providers; access to 401k; scalable vacation and skill-based wages, competitive to the industry standards.

Requirements:

Four years of interactive project development /information technology experience, one year of which shall include experience in a lead or supervisory capacity, performing a variety of progressively responsible technical and/or analytical tasks for computer systems or services. A bachelor’s or higher degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for three years of the required general information technology experience. An associate degree from an accredited college may substitute for one and a half years of the required general information technology experience.

  • Extensive experience working in the Unreal Engine or Unity Game engine.
  • Great with communication and can give and receive new ideas with ease.
  • Driven to grow, learn and output only your best.
  • Self-starter that is dedicated to uplifting the studio development.

Metro Area – Sacramento, CA
PRODUCTION – FULL-TIME

Elara is at the forefront of emergent media, blending artistry and technological advances. We excel in developing strategic digital content for a wide range of companies, particularly those in the medical, pharmaceutical, and industrial markets. With extensive expertise in Virtual Reality, 3D animation, and interactive solutions, we specialize in creating immersive experiences for training, education, marketing, and sales.

Description:

Under the direction of production management, the XR Technical Specialist (XR Spec.) is responsible for providing technical planning, development, implementation, and support for XR Applications.

Responsibilities:

The primary duties of the XR Spec. lie within the Software Engineering Domain. Elements include:

  • The architecture, development, operation, and maintenance of software systems including:
    • user research,
    • user centric design,
    • development or configuration,
    • testing and implementation of the creative application services for the XR Production Team.

XR Spec. acts as technical liaison between internal and external end-users, technical analysts, IT staff, consultants, and other organizations in the analysis, design, implementation, configuration, and testing of systems software projects.

  • This includes but not limited to:
    • status reporting,
    • technical solutions recommendation,
    • coordinating efforts between internal and external stakeholders and providing updates to executive staff.
    • Serves as the subject matter expert to ensure that the business/programs needs are being considered during the planning and implementation of software projects.
    • Develop processing standards and procedures for the systems and projects, project planning, status reporting, application programming, testing, training, and implementation of software systems in a short release and iterative environment.
    • Develop secure applications using computer languages and technologies including, but not limited to: UE4, Unity, AWS, JavaScript, HTML5, C#, C++, and PostgreSQL.
  • Provide technical expertise and perform analysis and activities associated with:
    • application design, database design and support web application development.
    • Provide technical support to resolve any application issues for external customers.
    • Provide consultation, code reviews and training related to application standards and methodologies.
    • Monitor and prioritize workload of various applications.
    • Resolve system problems and recommend the best methods of applying new technologies for the most critical systems.
    • Research and implement new technologies in the XR space, evaluate new system application requests and prioritize applications in the pipeline to plan the deployment and adequately meet/exceed customer expectations.
    • Analyze business re-engineering efforts by examining and redesigning the business processes and work-flows.
    • System architecture diagrams and system flow diagram building.
    • Develop and apply improvements using innovative technologies to meet the business needs.

The job can be mentally demanding, as the subject matters we go into can be vastly deep and complex, so we need a stoic individual that can rapidly learn while staying organized and on schedule.

Incidental Duties:

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.

Of course, we also have a competitive edge in health benefits, offering employees the ability to choose from a range of fantastic providers; access to 401k; scalable vacation and skill-based wages, competitive to the industry standards.

Requirements:

Four years of interactive project development / information technology experience performing technical and/or analytical tasks for computer systems or services; or 120 semester units (or 180 quarter units) from an accredited college or university including at least 15 semester units (or 22.5 quarter units) of IT, or closely related course work; or Any equivalent combination of experience and education.

  • Extensive experience working in the Unreal Engine or Unity Game engine.
  • Great with communication and can give and receive new ideas with ease.
  • Driven to grow, learn and output only your best.
  • Self-starter that is dedicated to uplifting the studio development.

Metro Area – Sacramento, CA
PRODUCTION – FULL-TIME

Elara Systems, Inc. is seeking a talented and experienced 3D Animator who wants to make an impact in the medical space. With over 20 years of experience in specializing in high-end 3D medical and industrial animations, Elara is dedicated to providing safe and reproducible solutions for its clients. We are seeking an experienced 3D animator who will build animations of the quality Elara is known for.

Our 3D medical animations are used for educational, training, and marketing purposes depending on the client’s needs. The ideal candidate has at least five years of experience in all stages of the animation process and a solid understanding of Autodesk 3D Studio Max and After Effects.

We are looking for a true team player who is detail-oriented with a passion for quality, efficiency, and accuracy. We are looking for professionals who have a long-term career perspective and are ready to make a significant contribution to our Production Department.

Main Objective: Take a lead role in the 3D animation and visualization production process, from conception to delivery, to create high-quality medical and industrial animations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assumes leadership in all phases of the medical visualization production process including 3D modeling, surfacing, lighting, rendering, delivery, and archive, with emphasis on 3D animation.
  • Designs and creates engaging 3D animations including high-res 3D models of human anatomy and surgical equipment.
  • Reviews animation and visualization projects to determine the type and number of physical and 3D assets required.
  • Examines surgical videos, still and stock footage as required.
  • Coordinates with Department Managers to produce CG Animation and Imagery.
  • Develops and utilizes storyboards in pre-production
  • Actively researches and test new digital tools to implement into animation team workflow.
  • Helps to implement new hardware and software used by the animation team.
  • Assists in technical support for the animation team’s digital tools including render farm management and both hardware and software troubleshooting.
  • Mentors junior animators.

 

Incidental Duties:

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Master’s Degree in Biomedical Visualization or Certified Medical Illustrator with comparable 3D animation experience preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in 3D Animation or Medical Visualization production is required.

 

Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:

  • Expert knowledge of 3D Studio Max, including key-frame animation, polygon and spline modeling, soft-body deformations, spline deformations, UV surfacing, lighting, textures, and Vray rendering.
  • Proficient in modeling, rendering, and animation.
  • Solid understanding of lighting, particle systems, render passes, and compositing.
  • Knowledge of film, video, and photography principles.
  • ZBrush experience.
  • Must possess strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to produce quality work in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and willingness to collaborate.
  • Must be self-motivated with strong problem-solving capabilities and ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Must be open to critical review and able to embrace change.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Medical/biological and anatomical knowledge about the workings of the human body is ideal.

Email: jobs@elarasystems.com

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Metro Area – Sacramento, CA
PRODUCTION – FULL-TIME

Who We Are Looking For

We are looking for a software engineer to develop innovative haptic features for our B2B clients.

Who You Are

You thrive in a challenging, fast-paced environment.

You are a highly-collaborative team player with the ability to organize and coordinate with other artists.

You are a big-picture thinker who is not afraid to dive into details. Not only that, you are extremely detail-oriented.

You have a passion for researching and solving problems.

You have a proven track record of both artistic and technical creativity.

You thrive in a challenging, fast-paced [startup] environment.

You like to do everything to a high standard, but you also know when to be pragmatic

What You Will Do

You will work closely with the rest of the art team, the engineers, and the UX/Design team to produce beautiful multimedia content.

You will work closely with our team to produce accurate, realistic and immersive content.

You will do research and development into the best way to represent various actions performed across a spectrum of activities.

You will engage in collective responsibility for maintaining a high-quality product

You will collaborate with our management team to insure our clients are taken care of.

You will work closely with other engineers, designers, and artists to create Haptic features to add to our VR experiences.

Email: jobs@elarasystems.com

Metro Area – Sacramento, CA
PRODUCTION – FULL-TIME

Who We Are Looking For

We are looking for an experienced 3D Artist to help develop artwork for our 3D animations, VR, and interactive modules.

Who You Are

You are a master craftsman in 2D, 3D, Interactive, Video, Web, Print, and Motion design.

You are a producer, animator, compositor, content creator, and storyteller.

You are an expert at creating, developing, and explaining ideas. You can distill down complex ideas into visuals. You are an excellent visual communicator.

You are adept at previsualization, storyboarding, mood boards, concept art, and look development.

You have a strong eye for detail and understanding of color, light, structure and form.

You are interested in Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality and Augmented Reality.

You have a proven track record of both artistic and technical creativity. You have completed 3D art projects in a similar role.

You have a passion for researching and solving problems.

You have up-to-date knowledge of the latest tools and techniques in 3D art.

You are a highly-collaborative team player with the ability to organize and coordinate with other artists.

You thrive in a challenging, fast-paced [startup] environment.

You like to do everything to a high standard, but you also know when to be pragmatic

What You Will Do

You will work closely with the rest of the art team, the engineers, and the UX/Design team to produce beautiful multimedia content.

You will take responsibility for maintaining a high-quality product.

You will produce accurate artwork in a realistic style.

You will follow our style, tools, techniques and process for creating artwork for our B2B clients.

You will go through our process from our client’s initial concept to final delivery of the content.

You will collaborate with our management team to insure our clients are taken care of.

You will follow the timeline and roadmap to ensure successful delivery of all projects (on time and on budget).

You will multi-task and oversee many different projects across many different stages of development. You will shift from project to project throughout the day.

Email: jobs@elarasystems.com

Metro Area – Sacramento, CA or Remote
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Company Overview:
Elara is at the forefront of emergent media, blending artistry and technological advances. We excel in developing strategic digital content for a wide range of companies, particularly those in the medical, pharmaceutical, and industrial markets. With extensive expertise in Virtual Reality, 3D animation, and interactive solutions, we specialize in creating immersive experiences for training, education, marketing, and sales.

Who We Are Looking For

The Account Executive is responsible for growing Elara’s business portfolio by selling Elara’s products and services to both new clients and select accounts in the Elara client base.

To that end, the Account Executive is responsible for developing new client relationships, as well as nurturing and closing business opportunities within the existing Elara client base; in accordance with Elara’s defined sales process. Success will be measured by performance against quota in both dollar amounts and number of new projects added to the Elara portfolio on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis. The Account Executive position will require 30%-50% travel under normal (i.e., non-COVID-19) conditions.

Essential Functions
• Prospect into net new accounts to uncover, nurture and close Animation and XR opportunities
• Develop deep relationships with decision-makers and influencers within the assigned existing Elara client base uncover, nurture and close emerging Animation and XR opportunities
• Be accountable for exceeding monthly, quarterly, and annual quotas and performance metrics
• Follow the Elara defined sales and forecasting processes to accurately predict results and timing of projects
• When necessary, have the interpersonal skills to teach, tailor, and take control in the sales cycle (as described in The Challenger Sale)
• Be able to work independently in a dynamic, high-growth organization and contribute extraordinary results (a “self starter”)
• Invest the time and energy to learn about the Elara offerings so as to have credibility in the field and not place an undue burden on Elara support resources
• Work effectively within the Elara organization to orchestrate the necessary support for the sales efforts for each prospective client
• Be a strong presenter, proficient at conveying the unique attributes of Elara to prospective customers, and demonstrating how those attributes align with the client’s needs
• Prioritize the work and manage their time such that the most impactful opportunities receive the appropriate levels of attention
• Demonstrate exceptional listening skills and be able to structure and conduct relevant, productive, and comfortable interactions with prospective clients
• Provide feedback to the organization that represents the views of the prospective clients and market trends, success requirements, and competition
• Build strong relationships and work closely with the Elara Production and Leadership teams, enabling an atmosphere of cohesiveness and focused collaboration
• Be a team player and be coachable and open to feedback and differing points of view
• Keep internal systems (e.g., SFDC) up to date and accurate at all times to insure reliable forecasting and the retention of relevant prospect information and discovery results

Scope and Accountability
Conducts all efforts with accuracy, on schedule, with completeness. Maintains professionalism and the highest level of service at all times, even under stress. Professionally handle and protect sensitive intellectual property and company data. Contribute in a strong team environment. Make recommendations and take action; perform work under moderate level of supervision.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• A minimum of 5-7 years of sales and account management experience and demonstrated quota attainment in the medical animation, XR or related field
• A self-starter with the ability and motivation to identify what needs to be done to insure sales success —and then act on it
• Proven track record managing all aspects of a successful sales cycle, from prospecting and needs assessment to closure
• Fluency at communicating effectively with senior level executives—both internally and externally
• Deep knowledge of current sales methodologies and processes and their underlying logic, demonstrating an attitude of continuous learning
• Strong presentation skills—and the ability to explain complex topics in an easily understandable manner
• Proven Proficiency with SFDC, the google suite, presentation software (e.g., PowerPoint, Pages), Seamless.ai, LinkedIn Sales Navigator, and similar sales and business-related software applications
• Ability to travel up to 50% of the time in “normal” (e.g., non-COVID-19) situations
• Batchelor’s degree or above preferred

Summary of Compensation and Benefits
Elara offers a competitive salary/compensation package, comprehensive health benefits, and numerous other incentives

Please email mherbold@elarasystems.com and include your resume, LinkedIn profile link, and any other pertinent information for consideration.