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Technical Artist (Shaders) – Guildford, UK – AAA Games

Location: Guildford , United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #24100 Posted: 1 year ago

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

Project: AAA Games

Our client empowers creators to shape the future of gaming and achieve this by developing cutting-edge engine features and first-class tools. Their gifted team from across the world is devoted to building ground-breaking technology and working closely together to release remarkable games.

They are seeking a Technical Artist with the ability to produce shaders across a variety of styles from photo-real to unique creative styles, using a blend of creative skill and technical shader creation methods.


  • Strong portfolio with examples of shaders, textures and VFX assets.
  • Professional experience on numerous shipped titles making real-time shaders and materials
  • Experience using Substance suite’s procedural material workflows and pipelines.
  • Experience with physically based shader texture sets and pipelines.
  • Understanding of HLSL/GLSL, with shader optimisation.
  • Understanding of UV tools and methods.
  • Strong skills with Z-Brush or Mud box to create normal maps, heights maps and displacement maps.
  • Exposure to working with shaders in engines such as Unreal or Unity.
  • Understanding of rendering pipelines, particularly shading, lighting and reflections.


  • Enhance visual quality and create real-time renderable assets using reference and concept art.
  • Create assets and develop workflows including colour processes, textures, shading networks, VFX and screen effects the help realise the creative vision.
  • Help deliver the best visual quality possible within technical constraints, optimising shaders and troubleshooting assets.
  • Report to the Technical Art Director and collaborate with Lead Artists, Technical and Art Directors to generate gorgeous and efficient materials and workflows.
  • Guide and motivate their teams to achieve exceptional renderable assets.


  • Competitive salary plus industry leading bonus scheme
  • Stock plans
  • Private medical insurance & dental care
  • Pension scheme and life insurance
  • Free onsite gym
  • Casual dress code

Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call directly today on +44 1206 214 412!

Tagged as: AAA, Console, PC, Technical Art

Tags: AAA , Console , PC , Technical Art Categories: Art , Creative


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