Senior Technical Artist

Games Jobs - Art / Animation - England

Job Title Senior Technical Artist
Skills Required Art / Animation
Job Description Senior Technical Artist

My client is a household name and one of the world's leading games companies. Their reputation is second to none; providing advanced hardware that enables the most talented developers to produce vanguard titles and set new standards in interactive entertainment.

Due to their continued success they now require an experienced Senior Technical Artist to join their R&D Team.

Role Overview

• R&D new techniques and solutions to complex visual problems posed by the game design/ art direction.
• Collaborate with the Lead Artist to deliver the creative vision of the game.
• Help refine and optimize processes and pipelines for game asset creation including performance monitoring and standard setting.
• Collaborate with the Lead Artist and programming team in developing and defining high quality game graphics.
• Be responsible for the delivery of the technical implementation of lighting for the title.
• Act as a bridge between the programming and art disciplines with the ability to dissect, interpret and communicate complex topics to all parts of the team.
• Responsible for reviewing and updating the project art documentation with any relevant technical and pipeline information.
• Work alongside the Lead Artist to input on how the project will be delivered to schedule.
• Identifying potential problems in the art pipeline and working with the Lead Artist and tools & technology teams to prevent them.
• Mentor and provide support to more junior or less experienced team members across the art team.
• Raising feature requests and bugs to optimize the workflow and pipelines for game asset creation
• Researching and recommending 3rd party solutions
• Maintain a high level of relevant industry knowledge in key specialist areas such as lighting and material system tools, becoming a‘ go to’ person for experience and expertise in these fields.
• Being proactive in self-development.

Technical Skills Required

• C#
• Lighting
• Maya
• Maya MEL
• Modelling
• Photoshop (or equivalent)
• Python Scripting
• Texturing
• Tools Creation

Please contact Simon Hope for further information at simon@aswift.com
Salary £Neg DOE + Bonus & Benefits
Location London, England
Job Category Art / Animation
Date posted 18/02/2014
Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of Aardvark Swift using their internal reference 8594_SH95STA.
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