Lead Technical Artist

Values Value,Posted 1 month ago

Senior

Full time

Negotiable

Relocate, Remote, Cyprus

Values Value, a recruiting company with expertise in gamedev, is looking for an experienced Lead Technical Artist for our client, a start-up company, founded and established in Cyprus by entrepreneurs and veterans of the video gaming industry with more than 10-15 years of experience in game development. The studio develops PC session-based multiplayer hero-based sport action game.

What are you working on?
  • Genres: Action
  • Platforms: PC, Console
Team size and structure?

50

For which tasks (responsibilities)?
  • Work closely with the art director/leads to drive and evangelize the artistic vision of the game;

  • Oversee the development of art pipelines including proprietary tools, software plugins, and ingame technology;

  • Assist in planning asset production in collaboration with the FX, concept, character and level teams;

  • Set and share best practices within the group;

  • Be a reference for the team in relation to technical art and find solutions to complex issues that arise;

  • Optimize content for memory and performance gains;

  • Understand and communicate to the team the technical and artistic constraints;

  • Anticipate and recognize potential production issues and recommend solutions;

  • Motivate and develop the team members and act as a mentor in terms of technical/artistic aspects.

What kind of professional are we looking for?
  • 5+ years of experience as a technical artist;

  • Strong knowledge of all aspects of the Unreal Engine, with a heavy emphasis on Materials, Lightning, Animation, Niagara, and more;

  • Experience writing GLSL/HLSL shaders;

  • Advanced experience with Maya/3D Max;

  • Comfortable in a range of content creation software including Photoshop, Adobe Substance Designer/Painter, Zbrush/Mudbox, etc;

  • Collaborate with the art and technical teams guiding best practices for real-time asset optimization, promoting efficient workflows, and offering innovative technical solutions to maintain quality while maximizing performance;

  • Establish and manage memory and performance structure;

  • Solid organization skills with adherence to file structures, naming conventions, and other established protocols;

  • Streamline production by creating feasible pipelines and finding ways to automate tasks and improve processes.

Big plus:

  • Experience writing custom Maya tools and scripts using Python and/or MEL;

  • Intermediate and above English level.

What is important for us in a person?
  • Motivated, self-directed, personable;

  • With strong verbal communication skills.

Why do we enjoy working here?
  • An opportunity to work for a rapidly growing company and spearhead its growth;

  • Competitive salary in accordance with your market area;

  • An open and modern work environment with remote capability and flexible working hours;

  • Bring in your own ideas and actively participate in shaping our company and products.

What are the conditions and bonuses?
  • Optional relocation to Cyprus further down the road;

  • Paid parental leave, vacation & holidays;

  • Extra bonuses depending on the project success.

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Values Value

Company type: other, services

Employees: 11-50

Platforms: PC, Browser, iOS, Android, Console, VR/AR

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