Senior Technical Artist - Arkane Studios

Job Type:
Permanent
Areas of Expertise:
Art and Animation
Region:
USA
Area:
Texas
City:
Austin
Posted:
24-Apr-17
Company:
Zenimax Media Inc.
Job Ref:

Arkane Studios is currently seeking a Senior Technical Artist to help our Austin team deliver high quality PC and next-generation console games. The Technical Artist coordinates and upgrades production tools, assists in asset integration and optimization, and serves as a technical reference for art production.

Responsibilities:
Ensure that final assets meet performance requirements and constraints for each target platform
Create best-practices documentation for art team on creating great-looking optimized game assets (models, textures, shaders, lighting, FX, etc.)
R&D complex game art elements
Help manage run-time performance
Work with art team/engineers to develop/optimize shaders and lighting as needed
Assist art team members with production tools and upgrades.
Collaborate with art and engineering staff on art pipeline improvements
Assist in trouble-shooting and organization with outsourced art partners as needed
Remain up-to-date on tool and tech developments to identify ways to improve quality and increase art
production speed

Requirements:
3+ years’ experience in video games as an artist or technical artist
Good knowledge of Photoshop and Maya
Experience with a variety of game engines
Excellent communication and time management skills
Passionate about video games
GPU analysis (Using Pix)
Fluent in Python
Very strong problem-solving skills

Desired Skills:
C++
PyQt/PySide
PyMel

Contact Details:
Zenimax Media Inc.
Tel: (301)-948-2200
Fax: (301) 926-8010
Contact: Recruitment Team
Email:

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