Senior Technical Artist

Job Locations US-MD-Hunt Valley | US-TX-Austin | US-CA-San Diego | US-WI-Madison | US-WA-Seattle
Job ID
2022-2550
Category
Art
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

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. Please apply for more information.

Responsibilities

  • 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

Qualifications

  • 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

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