Senior Technical Artist

Games Jobs - Art / Animation - Iceland

Job Title Senior Technical Artist
Skills Required Lead Artist,Technical Artist
Job Description CCP Iceland is looking for a smart and inspired Senior Technical Artist to join the team that brought to life the trailblazing MMO EVE Online. The position is a full-time job based at the CCP headquarters in beautiful Reykjavik, incredible Iceland.

The perfect candidate has a solid experience in games development or a similar industry, a solid talent for scripting and coding combined with a worthy knowledge of real-time 3D graphics. The position calls for an inclination for leadership with possibly a successful previous experience in such a role. 

What you will be doing:
  • Development, implementation and maintenance of tools and pipeline, both hands-on and through your collaborative work with the arts and graphics team.
  • Work closely with the EVE Online Technical Director to design, refine and maintain best practices within the tech art group.
  • Coding and mutually inspire fellow technical artists to do so with the constant notion that the world can always be a better place.
  • Actively participate in your own and your team’s planning and effort prioritization.
  • Potentially participate directly in all the things that a Tech Artist does when it comes to tools and pipelines.
  • Become one of the few human beings on the planet that can (humbly) brag about being an EVE Online developer.

What you have built up so far:
  • Strong scripting skills with Python hands-on experience (C++ skills are a very appreciated plus).
  • Familiar with Maya API (C++ and Maya API skills combined sounds really great)
  • Precision and attention to detail in creating tools with workflow optimization in mind.
  • A solid understanding of the principles of TDD, producing maintainable and future-proof code.
  • The position demands a smooth communication and collaboration with the whole family of artists, fellow technical artists, engineers and leads involved in graphics production.
  • Agile/Scrum experience or knowledge wouldn’t hurt.
  • The CCP crew is made out of dozens of nationalities, so your English should be fluent both in speech and writing.

All applicants should be prepared to provide code and work samples and/or set time aside for a test assignment. 

All application and related documents must be submitted in English in order to be valid.
Salary Based on Experience
Location Reykjavík, Iceland
Job Category Art / Animation
Date posted 12/02/2014
Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of CCP Games using their internal reference Senior Technical Artist.
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