Technical Artist

Job Locations US-MD-Hunt Valley | US-TX-Austin | US-WI-Madison
Job ID
Regular Full-Time


ZeniMax Online Studios is looking for a Technical Artist to assist our Art teams in developing new and creative asset creation techniques, maintaining performance across all shipping platforms, and serving as a technical reference for Art production. The ideal candidate has a strong passion for creating narrative driven games in a highly collaborative setting.


The preferred location for this role is Hunt Valley, MD, Austin, TX, or Madison, WI. Will consider remote.


  • Develop and maintain artist facing tools in 3ds Max
  • Develop simple/complex subsystems that are flexible and modular to support current and new tooling; communicate technical concepts to develop optimal tools
  • Create, propose, design, and improve artist workflows
  • Communicate problems, risks, and obstacles to the team on pipeline matters
  • Work collaboratively with technical and creative team members


  • 3+ years of professional industry experience in Tools/Technical Art
  • Strong understanding of Python or another object oriented scripting language
  • Strong understanding of Tool UI development and subsystems
  • Experience in game art generation and implementation
  • Familiarity with common data formats: XML/JSON/etc.
  • Familiarity with common 3D data formats: OBJ/FBX/ALEMBIC/etc.
  • Candidates must show an aptitude for learning new systems quickly; ability to adapt and respond to changing needs throughout the course of the development cycle
  • Must be adept at taking a technical approach to problem solving for art production
  • Solid math skillset
  • Must have excellent communication skills
  • Must be self-sufficient and have strong time management skills

Preferred Skills

  • MaxScript
  • Perforce
  • PyQt or PySide
  • Understanding of low-level game data pipelines
  • Documentation practices for developers and users of tools
  • Basic Code development practices and management
  • MMO experience a plus

Salary Range

Technical Artist - The typical base pay range for this position at the start of employment is expected to be between $55,000 - $140,000 per year.


ZeniMax has different base pay ranges for different work locations within the United States, which allows us to pay employees competitively and consistently in different geographic markets. The range above reflects the potential base pay across the U.S. for this role; the applicable base pay range will depend on what ultimately is determined to be the candidate’s primary work location. Individual base pay depends on various factors, in addition to primary work location, such as complexity and responsibility of role, job duties/requirements, and relevant experience and skills. Base pay ranges are reviewed and typically updated each year. Offers are made within the base pay range applicable at the time.


At ZeniMax certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, such as merit increases and discretionary bonuses. These awards are allocated based on individual performance and are not guaranteed. Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of employment with ZeniMax and the country work location. U.S.-based employees have access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid vacation time, paid sick and mental health time, and several paid holidays, among others.

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