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Senior Technical Artist

Salary:
DOE
Sector:
Art & Animation
Job Type:
Permanent
Region:
United Kingdom
Location:
London
Ref #:
A19175
Post Date:
19-04-2019 10:04 AM

Benefits Package

Annual salary reviews
Bonus scheme
Child Care Vouchers
Gym membership
Holiday Allowance
Pension scheme
Private medical insurance
Product Discounts
Relocation Package
Training Courses
Travel Supplements
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Key Responsibilities

  • Develop production ready procedural tools for asset creation.
  • Daily support for Art and Tech teams.
  • Problem solving for key production issues.
  • Recognising inefficiencies and pipeline issues and identifies solutions.
  • Enabling other team members to achieve tasks in an efficient & consistent manner.
  • Developing tools & scripts for 3rd party software (Max, Photoshop, Houdini) and in-house tools.
  • Creation & maintenance of documentation for Technical Art features and tools to provide for the team.
  • Liaise between Art and Engine programming teams on a daily basis to facilitate production needs.
  • Regularly profile scenes and highlight/address issues with relevant individuals.

Technical Requirements

  • Experience in developing Houdini Digital Assets.
  • Experience/understanding of Houdini Engine a major plus.
  • Excellent understanding of Pixel & Vertex Shaders.
  • Knowledge of at least one of the following: HLSL or GLSL, Python, MAXScript or MEL.
  • Understanding of 3D Math functions (linear algebra & vector maths) for real time graphics.
  • Knowledge of 3dsmax, Photoshop & Unreal Engine toolsets.
  • Experience working on shipped titles for consoles, as Technical Artist.
  • Experience using profiling tools for performance reviews and optimisations.
  • Experience with creative coding frameworks a bonus.

Skills Required:

  • Good understanding of toolset building for art assets creation.
  • Solid understanding of art optimisation techniques.
  • A strong artistic ability, shown preferably within real-time game engines.
  • A great ability to think creatively to overcome technical challenges.
  • Great communication skills and a positive attitude.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • A strong desire to investigate new techniques in the field.
  • Familiarity with the creation of user-friendly tools and systems that enable artists.
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