Ascent Robotics

Are you interested in capitalizing on your strengths and working to solve interesting problems? or are you interested in cultivating more skills and knowledge and want to test yourselves in the best of new challenges? We are looking for senior technical artists who are motivated and interested in making a difference together with our multinational team of experts led by Ken Kutaragi aka father of PlayStation.

At Ascent we are creating a passionate and engaging culture, combining the best of academia and product-led environments, providing a balance of structure and flexibility. Our approach encourages collaboration across all groups within the team, leading to creativity and innovative breakthroughs at the forefront of digital twin, AI and robotics.


  • Create high-quality 3D models for our digital twin solutions.
  • Perform polygon modeling with proficiency.
  • Handle PBR pipeline.
  • Develop tools to streamline different pipelines.


  • Proficient in Blender and Photoshop, experience with UV unwrapping and texturing processes and familiar with Substance Painter or equivalent software.
  • Proficient in Houdini with a strong knowledge of VEX code.
  • Proficient in Python, capable of developing tools to streamline different pipelines.
  • Proficient in JS, C#, or (C / C++ are welcomed).
  • Familiar with rendering workflow e.g. Blender Eevee, Cycles, and lighting setups.
  • Strong skills in polygon modeling and being able to create high-quality, detailed assets.
  • Comfortable working with various workflows, including game production, 3D animation, video compositing, and web-based applications.
  • Good attitude and efficient work habits.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Open to using various mainstream software and tools. Willing to adapt to new technologies, including AI, and not confined to a single solution.
  • Demonstrates the ability to rapidly create proof of concepts (POCs).


  • Modeling to solve hard problems like transparent items, products with holograms etc.
  • Modeling a wide range of items which come in different sizes and shapes.


    Please submit your resume, portfolio, and a brief description of your relevant experience. Additionally, provide an estimated time frame for completing typical tasks.

    Interview Process

    It will approximately take about 1-1.5 months to complete the entire interview process. We currently conduct interviews online, and they are typically structured as below. Please note the process might vary depending on the position you are being considered for.

    CV Review → 2-3 Non-Technical & Technical Interviews → Final Interview → Offer


    • Competitive Salary – Reviewed twice a year
    • Flextime - Core time (10am – 4pm)
    • Paid Holiday - 15 days per year (prorated)
    • Holidays - Sat & Sun, Japanese national holidays, and other days defined by the company
    • Japanese Social Insurance – Pension, Health, Unemployment and Worker’s Accident Comp
    • Language Learning Support (Japanese / English)
    • Self-development Support
    • Gym Expense Support
    • Parental Leave and Support
    • Free Bottled Drinks and Coffee
    • Relocation Support (available for overseas candidates)
    • Visa support (available for non-Japanese candidates)

    Life at Ascent

    • English Speaking Environment
    • Multinational Teams (over 10 nationalities)
    • Hybrid Work