Senior Technical Artist

Job Locations CA-QC | US-TX-Austin | US-WI-Madison | US-CA-San Diego | US-WA-Seattle
Job ID
Regular Full-Time


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.



  • 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


  • 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

Salary Range

Senior Technical Artist - The typical base pay range for this position at the start of employment is expected to be between $75,000 - $165,000 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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