Senior Technical Artist

Regular/Full-Time

Posted 07.30.2018

We are God of War!  Join us!

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.

And you are talented and motivated, with tons of initiative.  You get things done.  Sound like a good fit?  If so, give us a shout.

AND NOW A WORD FROM MANAGEMENT…

 

RESPONSIBILTIES

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

 REQUIREMENTS

  • 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 artist workflows and toolsets.
  • Intimate knowledge of Maya and computer graphics as demonstrated in a portfolio
  • Working knowledge of in C++ is preferred, along with Python / PySide and MEL
  • Ability to write clean, maintainable and extensible code with attention to reusability
  • Good understanding of 3D math
  • Understanding of software architecture and design
  • Experience in coding user-facing tools; knowledge of good UI design principles
  • Enthusiasm and initiative
  • Excellent spoken and written communication
  • Able and motivated to work with other team members

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