Senior Technical Artist - SUMO NORTH WEST

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Job Title Senior Technical Artist - SUMO NORTH WEST
Job Category Technical Artist
Job Description Sumo Digital build ground-breaking games and content for some of the world’s biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Sega.  Sumo North West is the latest addition to the family. Established by Scott Kirkland – BAFTA nominated local games industry veteran and co-founder of (Sony) Evolution Studios and Secret Sorcery - the studio's mandate is to build a world-class team of technologists and creatives to provide efficient and effective solutions to prestigious partners from around the world, working on some of the biggest, newest and most popular IPs and platforms along the way!
The role @ Sumo
As a Senior Technical Artist, you'll develop, maintain and improve efficient and feature rich art asset creation tools and pipelines, you'll investigate and resolve technical issues with tools, pipelines/processes and specific content. You'll get the opportunity to develop tools and techniques to efficiently exploit and improve existing assets, help to define and meet in-game asset budgets, facilitating optimisation as required.
As a technical artist, you'll identify and be the champion for adherence to art best practices, maintaining quality, avoiding unnecessary complexity and striving for efficiency. This will include mentorship and development of more junior team members and your contribution to the creation and maintenance of realistic production schedules, communicating progress and impediments as they arise.

To be successful you will have:
• Proven and respected technical artist with a positive, can-do attitude and a history of success on significant projects;
• Excellent cross-discipline communicator;
• Strong artistic foundations (scale/proportion, colour and composition);
• Broad and deep contemporary knowledge of art asset creation pipelines for PC and console platforms;
• Expert in digital art content creation tools such as Maya, 3DS Max Photoshop, Substance, etc
• Proficient in shader authoring;
• Experience of scripting languages such as Python and Mel to automate, accelerate and extend content authoring functionality and improve usability;
• Goal orientated, proactive and methodical problem-solver;
• Excellent 3D math skills;
• Quality-minded, with great attention to detail;
• Passionate about games and game technology;

It would be advantageous if you have:
• Bachelor's Degree in Art, Computer Science or related fields;
• Knowledge of commercial game engines such as UE4 and Unity;
• C# tools programming experience;
• Experience of animation, rigging and/or VFX authoring;
Salary Based on experience
Location Anywhere
Job Category Art / Animation
Date posted 18/11/2019
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