Lead Technical Artist

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Areas of Expertise:
Art and Animation
South East UK
Splash Damage
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About Splash Damage

Splash Damage is an independently-owned studio on the outskirts of London, and we're all about crafting engaging multiplayer experiences. This year so far, we've launched our multiplayer shooter Dirty Bomb on the PC and completed Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for Xbox One. We're now expanding our team for exciting new projects on PC and console, and are looking for superstars to help us make them happen.

The Role

As a Lead Technical Artist, you will be responsible for managing a project's Technical Art team. You will lead the team in planning and implement solutions to support all aspects of development. You will set great examples and help mentor more junior Technical Artists in order to maintain a consistently high standard of support across all disciplines within the studio.

You will represent Splash Damage's Art Team on all issues related to art production, and work closely with all other teams in assisting with the technical implementation and management of in-house and outsourced assets.
You should have a pragmatic and practical approach to working with technology, with experience working to technical limits and ensuring the Art team adheres to these targets. During day-to-day work, you would be handling a diverse range of work including workflow processes, tools, optimization, planning, documentation and bug-fixing.

Drive planning and organisation of game, editor and standalone tools features
Support the development team technically and artistically
Prototype, develop and improve art pipelines
Assist the programming team with implementing art-related tools and features

Required Skills & Experience

Great communication and people-management skills
Strong problem-solving, can-do attitude
Extensive experience in Autodesk 3dsmax and/or Autodesk Maya
Knowledge of one or more script languages: Maxscript, Python, JavaScript
Experience working on AAA PC or console games

Unreal 3, UDK or Unreal 4 experience
Strong digital art skills (modelling, texturing, lighting)
Knowledge of programming languages such as C++ or C#
Experience with outsourcing

This role also includes the following benefits:

- Contributory Private Pension Scheme
- BUPA Private Healthcare
- BUPA Dental Cover
- Health Club and Spa Membership
- Flexible Working Hours

Contact Details:
Splash Damage
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Contact: jobs@splashdamage.com

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