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Senior Technical Artist – USA – Permanent – AAA FPS Game

Location: New York, United States Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #23344 Posted: 5 months ago

This vacancy may offer a work-from-home start until it’s safe to work in-house or relocate to the location.

Project:                 AAA FPS Game

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Are you looking for an opportunity to work with a team who consistently delivers over-the-top AAA action games? My client is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Senior Technical Artist. You should have a combination of strong creative/visual aesthetics and technical knowledge (the job is roughly a 50/50 split in these areas). You should also be experienced in every aspect of the content creation pipeline, as well as be able to think outside the box to come up with techniques that work better or faster. Your goal will be to attack the more complex issues and to help the art team over technical hurdles.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Extensive experience working the Unreal Engine especially with Blueprints, Material editor, and Matinee
  • Advanced Maya knowledge
  • Experience in all aspects of creating a game content
  • Experience with various software packages including Photoshop, Zbrush/Mudbox
  • Max Scripting and HLSL or shader programming experience is a plus
  • Scripting and plug-in writing skills with Maya plus Python or C++ is a plus
  • Passion for games
  • Fluent English.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Creating complex and technical materials for characters, environment assets, effects etc.
  • Level work including doing a pass on a level where fog, lighting, colour grading and fx are tweaked and new features are added
  • Optimisation using diagnostic tools to examine the current content and identify areas for improvement.
  • Working with programmers on developing new tools and features.
  • Mock-up features in external programs or tweak shader code, give feedback to programmers, and experiment with features as they add them.
  • Modelling and Texturing skills used for tweaking new art assets and creating new content when required.

 

COMPANY BENEFITS:

 

  • A competitive salary and performance–based bonuses
  • Personal development opportunities in a diverse, multicultural environment
  • Work in a creative team with people full of passion for what they do
  • 100% company paid Medical, Dental and Vision plans
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • 4 weeks of paid vacation
  • Business trips and integration events
  • Comprehensive assistance in relocation for the right candidate

 

Tagged as: Technical Art

Tags: Technical Art Categories: Art , Creative

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