Sr. Technical Artist

Regular/Full-Time

Posted 12.12.2016

Come join our award-winning development studio that started God of War! We are looking for a talented and experienced Senior Technical Artist. You are into games – you love playing them and you love making them. And you’re half coder and half artist – you get both, you help each understand the other, and you can translate from art to tech and back again, so everyone gets the most out of the tools and knows what to ask for to get awesome art up onto the screen.

We value talent, self-motivation, and team spirit. In turn, we provide an environment with a large degree of freedom and autonomy. And you’re talented and motivated, with tons of initiative. You get things done. Sound like a good fit? If so, give us a shout.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research, define, extend, and maintain production pipelines, processes, and workflows.
  • Interface with key stakeholders. Liaise between team members; drive collaborative projects.
  • Identify problems; solve them by inventing or building robust, quality technical implementations.
  • Refine and improve artist workflow.
  • Mentor and guide team members in areas of expertise; instill best practices.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Graphic Art or a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum five years of professional experience in computer-generated art
  • Solid understanding of 3D related math and related concepts
  • Intimate knowledge of Maya and experience working in Python or C++
  • Write clean, maintainable, and extensile code
  • Experience with computer graphics, lighting, and FX are a plus
  • Enthusiasm and initiative
  • Excellent spoken and written communication
  • Able and motivated to work with other team members

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