Senior Technical Artist

Location New York
Employment type Fulltime
Region / State / Province New York
Offer description Would you like to work with a team that consistently ships innovative and over-the-top action games? Would you like to be the person engaged in development of our AAA products in New York City? If you answered yes to any of those questions, we would like to talk to you about joining our team here at People Can Fly New York.

We are looking for a Senior Technical Artist. You should have a combination of strong creative/visual aesthetics and technical knowledge (the job is roughly a 50/50 split in these areas). You should also be experienced in every aspect of the content creation pipeline, as well as be able to think outside the box to come up with techniques that work better or faster. Your goal will be to attack the more complex issues and to help the art team over technical hurdles.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Material Creation. Making materials for characters, environment assets, effects etc, anything that is overly complex or technical
  • Level Work. Often the TA does a pass on a level where fog, lighting, color grading and fx are tweaked and new features are added
  • Optimization. Use diagnostic tools to examine the current content and identify areas for improvement.
  • Tools Development. Work with programmers on developing new features. Mockup features in external programs or tweak shader code, give feedback to programmers, and experiment with features as they add them.Content creation. Sometimes new art assets are required to be tweaked so modeling and texturing skills are helpful.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Extensive experience working the Unreal Engine especially with Blueprints, Material editor, and Matinee
  • Advanced Maya knowledge
  • Experience in all aspects of creating a game content
  • Experience with various software packages including Photoshop, Zbrush/Mudbox
  • Max Scripting and HLSL or shader programming experience is a plus
  • Scripting and plug-in writing skills with Maya plus Python or C++ is a plus
  • Passion for games
  • Language: English
WHAT WE OFFER
  • A competitive salary and performance–based bonuses
  • Personal development opportunities in a diverse, multicultural environment
  • Work in a creative team with people full of passion for what they do
  • 100% company paid Medical, Dental and Vision plans
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • 4 weeks of paid vacation
  • Business trips and integration events
  • Comprehensive assistance in relocation
Last modified Tuesday, June 25, 2019