Senior Technical Artist

Overview

The Senior Technical Artist works in conjunction with the Art team to help provide technical solutions, techniques, and processes for art production.

The preferred location for this role is Hunt Valley, MD, Austin, TX, Madison, WI, San Diego, CA, or Seattle, WA. Will consider remote. Please apply for more information.

Responsibilities

  • Author, document, and enforce technical standards for asset creation such as 3D modeling, FX, and lighting
  • Author, document, and enforce production standards such as file structure, naming conversions, rules, and guidelines
  • Develop and maintain advanced artist facing tools in 3ds Max as well as problem-solve issues involving the art pipelines
  • Create, propose, design, and improve artist workflows
  • Communicate technical concepts to develop optimal tools
  • Communicate problems, risks, and obstacles to the team on pipeline matters; actively work to improve pipelines and workflows related to user experience
  • Collaborate with leadership to execute product vision

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of related industry experience as a Technical Artist
  • Expert knowledge of 3ds Max and Max scripting
  • Experience in game art generation and implementation
  • Strong communicator and collaborator, with excellent organizational skills
  • A strong understanding of asset creation pipelines and workflows
  • Experience communicating with programming departments to develop proprietary tools
  • An aptitude for learning new systems quickly
  • Adept at taking a technical approach to problem solving

Preferred Skills

  • MaxScript
  • Python scripting knowledge
  • Perforce
  • PyQt or PySide
  • Understanding of game data pipelines
  • Documentation practices for developers and users of tools
  • Basic Code development practices and management
  • MMO experience is a plus

We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do – from recruiting for our studios, publishing and operations to fostering safe and respectful workplaces that encourage collaboration. Our culture is based on principles of respect, inclusion, and fair treatment and we welcome anyone into our family without regard to race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age.

Our diversity fuels our innovation and inspires us to create game worlds that bring us closer to the global community of players we serve.

What to Expect

Submit to a Position

You will receive an automated email confirming we have received your resume.

Due to the high volume of applications received, it's not possible for us to respond directly to each candidate.

Don't see your desired position listed? Apply under "General Application" instead!

Recruiter Call

If you are selected, you will be contacted by our team for an initial phone screen to chat about your previous experience.

You may go through one or two phone interviews, and possibly a follow-up Skype call.

If your qualifications do not match the criteria of a current position, your resume will be kept on file.

Site Visit

The next step will be an invitation to come out and meet the team at the studio for onsite interviews.

In the event that we choose not to move forward at any point in the recruiting process, we will let you know.

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