Lead Technical Artist

Games Jobs - Art / Animation - London

Job Title Lead Technical Artist
Job Category Technical Artist
Job Description My client are an independently owned studio based in London. They develop genre-leading experienced and are highly praised among their audience. Having won over 330 awards and nominations, they know what goes into making a top quality game.

Are you a skilled Lead Technical Artist who wants to work for an award-winning studio with amazing perks? Then get in touch!

The studio are currently working on several high-profile projects on PC and console and are looking for a Lead Technical Artist to lead the Technical Art team.

By setting great examples and helping to mentor more junior developers, you will lead the team in planning and implementing solutions to support all aspects of game development. You will maintain a consistently high standard of support across all disciplines on the project, and work with other Technical Artists in the studio to improve general development practices.

Responsibilities

  • Manage a small, skilled team of Technical Artists
  • Drive the planning and implementation of game, editor and standalone art tools
  • Investigate run-time performance and propose optimal solutions
  • Prototype, develop and improve content creation pipelines
  • Assist the programming team with implementing art-related tools and features


Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience as a Senior or Lead Technical Artist on shipped titles
  • Demonstrable knowledge of modern game content creation workflows
  • Extensive application scripting experience (e.g. Python, MAXScript, Javascript)
  • Solid understanding of real-time physically-based materials & rendering (PBR)


Bonus Points

  • Experience with Unreal Engine, especially UE4
  • Strong digital art skills (modelling, texturing, lighting)
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as C++ or C#
  • Experience with outsourcing processes


For more information about this role contact Danny Blachford at danny.b@aswift.com or give us a call on 01709 834777.
Salary £40000-60000
Location London
Job Category Art / Animation
Date posted 04/07/2017
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