Technical Artist

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Art and Animation
Obsidian Entertainment
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Technical Artist

Technical Artist

Obsidian Entertainment is looking for talented, self-motivated Technical Artist to join our growing team of RPG developers. 

The Technical Artist position requires a solid understanding of cutting-edge tools and pipelines for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One game development, including Unreal 4 and will work with the Art Director and production artists.


  • Design and assist in developing tools and pipelines for Artists, Animators, and Designers.
  • Proactively seek out inefficiencies and problems in existing pipelines and identify potential solutions.
  • Improve and enhance tools/processes throughout the project cycle.
  • Assist programmers and designers in researching and developing new game features.
  • Assist in checking art content against technical and performance guidelines prior to integration in the game.


  • Demonstrated skill as a technical artist in Unreal 4, with absolute knowledge of the Material Editor.
  • High proficiency in major content creation packages for games development, including Maya and 3ds Max, Adobe Photoshop, Substance Painter, and Designer.
  • 4-year degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent industry experience.
  • 4+ years in the game industry with two shipped titles.
  • Ability to build and manipulate efficient DirectX 11-based shaders.
  • Ability to rapidly master proprietary tools and development pipelines.
  • Ability to be resourceful and come up with creative solutions.
  • Strong foundation in traditional art.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate between design, art, and programming.
  • Strong organizational and mentoring skills.
  • Passion for gaming.


  • Excellent High and Low poly modeling skills.
  • Experience with other game engines, like Frostbite, Unity, etc.
  • Experience with Unreal's Blueprint.
  • Be able to work comfortably with common scripting languages (MAX script, MEL script, Python, etc.).
  • Demonstrate initiative and strong problem-solving skills.

Portfolio Requirements

  • A web portfolio that demonstrates a range of high-quality 3D and 2D art.
  • Samples, demonstrations or documentation of tools pipelines developed to overcome past challenges.
  • Samples from previous industry work.

All resumes must be accompanied with website portfolio.
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Please, no phone calls or drop-ins. We only accept e-mailed applications.

Contact Details:
Obsidian Entertainment
Tel: 949-379-3300
Contact: Jim Rivers

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