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Technical Art Director – London & SE (UK) – AAA Games

Location: London, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 4 years ago

SPLASH DAMAGE

My client is an independently-owned studio on the outskirts of London, and they’re all about crafting engaging multiplayer experiences. They are working on several high profile projects for PC and Console and they need you!

 

ABOUT THE ROLE:

As the Technical Art Director, your role is to apply a strategic vision for content and tools, foster and grow the internal teams and provide leadership and guidance. You’ll oversee two projects, collaborate with the studio directors and liaise with partners, helping to define and improve content creation processes within the studio.

 

By setting a great example and helping to mentor more junior developers, you will lead the team in planning and implementing solutions to support all aspects of game development. You will maintain a consistently high standard of support across all disciplines on the project, and work with other Technical Artists in the studio to improve their development practices.

 

You should have a pragmatic and practical approach to working with technology, with experience of pushing the technical limits and ensuring the Art team can work efficiently and comfortably.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience as a Senior or Lead Technical Artist on shipped titles
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong proactive problem-solving attitude
  • Demonstrable knowledge of modern game content creation workflows
  • Extensive application scripting experience (e.g. Python, MAXScript, MEL Script)
  • Solid understanding of real-time physically-based materials & rendering (PBR)
  • Passion for games and game development

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise and direct two skilled teams of Technical Artists
  • Guide and drive the team’s approaches to content creation and tools
  • Prototype, develop and improve content creation pipelines
  • Spearhead R&D efforts for tools and new technologies
  • Create, organise and lead training across the Art Team

 

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Experience with Unreal Engine, especially UE4
  • Strong digital art skills (modelling, texturing, lighting)
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as C++ or C#
  • Experience with outsourcing processes

 

ON OFFER IN RETURN:

  • Quarterly revenue share after 1 year of service
  • Contributory Private Pension Scheme
  • Private medical insurance that will covers you, your partner, and children
  • Dental Cover
  • Health Club and Spa Membership
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Help with relocation

 

Applications are continuously reviewed and submitted, so to ensure a speedy application please email your up to date CV and portfolio / demo reel to officemanager@opmjobs.com

 

Don’t miss your chance to work on the next evolution of fun MP games!

 

Jon Norfolk | Art & Animation Consultant

OPM Response Ltd

www.opmjobs.com |

Direct Line: + 44 (0) 1206 214425 |

Email: Jon@opmjobs.com |

Skype: jon.norfolk.opm |

LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/jonnorfolkopm |

Twitter: AnimationOPM

 

Salary and benefits will be discussed at interview with the company and are individually negotiated by OPM.

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