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Unity Technical Artist

Job Title: Unity Technical Artist

Location: SKC Games Studio, The EpiCentre, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 7LR

Reports to: Art Director

Studio: SKC Games Studio

Company Overview:

SKC Games Studio, an independent video game developer based in the UK. Our focus is on creating engaging, enlightening and informative story-driven RPGs that challenge players of all ages.

Our mission is to revolutionise the gaming industry by delivering unparalleled entertainment that utilises cutting-edge technologies and immerses players in new and exciting environments and worlds. Our first franchise is a series of fictional role-playing games set in an overarching Metaverse with a non-fictional context, designed to provide both entertainment and thought-provoking content. We pride ourselves on our innovative approach to player engagement, drawing on real-world detail to create a fictional world that feels personal and dynamic.

Job Overview:

SKC games is looking for a Unity Technical Artist who can ensure content is both feasible and optimised for an upcoming sci-fi game. The Technical Artist will guide the content production pipelines and help maintain performance. This includes developing shaders, workflows and ensuring that art meets both the high visual quality required and performance targets. The ideal candidate proactively seeks opportunities to elevate the look and feel of the project, embraces constructive feedback, and thrives in a highly collaborative and open environment. This is a great opportunity to be part of a growing team and make an impact early on.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Art Director, Game Designers and Programmers to develop and implement high quality art assets.
  • Implement and optimize shader functionality, lighting, and special effects in Unity.
  • Build and maintain asset pipelines and workflows to ensure efficient and effective production of high-quality game assets.
  • Create and optimize game assets, including modelling, texturing, and animation.
  • Optimise game performance by guiding the artists in enhancing techniques for optimising and streamlining the game engine.
  • Ensure game assets and effects work seamlessly with game mechanics and gameplay design.
  • Debug and troubleshoot issues related to game assets, effects, and technical features.
  • Provide feedback and guidance to other team members on technical issues and art production techniques.
  • Drives tech art standards and ensures all content is meeting technical specifications while hitting the art direction criteria.
  • Authors and maintains documentation for asset production.
  • Build, document and sustain a robust framework on which to build the games foundation.
  • Support the team during prototyping and problem-solving technical challenges.

What we are looking for:

  • Hands on experience in Unity
  • 3-5 years experience working as a Technical Artist in a game development studio.
  • Proficiency in Unity, with experience in developing games for PC and console platforms.
  • Experience with creating shaders, lighting, and special effects in Unity.
  • Knowledgeable in character animation tech dependencies.
  • Good understanding of optimisation techniques and robust memory budget management.
  • Portfolio showcasing rigs, tools, scripts together with documentation.
  • Great knowledge of end-to-end art creation applications (Maya, Blender, Substance, Z-brush, Houdini).
  • Strong understanding of the latest 3D art production workflows and techniques.
  • Passionate about gaming, with a deep understanding of different game genres and art styles.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Desired but non-essential:

  • Mastery in C# and Python.
  • Created tools in Blender.
  • Technical Animation Skills (Rigging, skinning, scripting)
  • Motion Builder
  • Experience with ShotGrid

If you are passionate about game development and have the skills and experience required for this role, we encourage you to apply today. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

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Unity Technical Artist

Cambridge, UK
Haverhill CB9, UK
England, UK
Full time
3 - 5 years of experience

Published on 05/12/2023

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