Senior Technical Artist

First Contact Entertainment is seeking a passionate Senior Technical Artist to join our Technical Art Department. The ideal candidate has experience working within the constraints of Real-time engines, has passion for problem solving, and can take technical direction along with art requests to achieve the most appropriate solution.

Area

Tech Art

Job Type

Location

Full Time

CA. USA

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Technical Research and Development in Unreal

  • Create tools to streamline unique workflows

  • Diagnose and remedy performance issues

  • Optimize to balance performance and visual quality

  • Provide responsible estimates for tasks and identify any risks to efforts

  • Identify opportunities to incorporate new ideas and technologies that will increase efficiencies and level up visual quality

  • Resolve Art Department technical issues as they arise

  • Mentor Art team members on new tools

 
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
  • Minimum of 3 years in full-cycle AAA Real-time development

  • Advanced in at least three of UE4’s systems: Materials, Blueprints, Animation Blueprints, Visual Effects, Rigging, Cloth, Audio, Blutilities, UMG, Packaging / Builds, etc 

  • Advanced Python / Mel Scripting

  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve difficult and multilayered issues

  • Demonstrated ability to dig out and resolve deep seated bugs

  • Demonstrated ability to find and optimize bottlenecks

  • Documentation

  • Advanced technical knowledge of modern Real-time art pipelines from concept to engine

  • Generalist art skill set sufficient for self contained R&D

  • Basic 3d math

DESIRED SKILLS
  • Extensive knowledge of Unreal systems

  • Self motivated, proactive and detail oriented

  • Working knowledge of industry PBR rendering concepts and processes

  • Ability to act effectively in a dynamic development environment

  • Strong collaborative skills with the ability to communicate with a broad range of people

  • Capable of working on own initiative, identify problems and offer practical documented solutions

STAND OUT WITH BONUS FEATURES SUCH AS:
  • Previous VR experience

  • Interest in pushing boundaries

  • Eager to learn, patience to teach

  • C++

HOW TO APPLY

Please send all required documents listed below to:

jobs@firstcontactent.com

      

SUBMISSION / PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS
  • Cover Letter (optional)

  • Portfolio demonstrating relevant artistic skills

  • Only digital artwork submissions such as website, blog or online album will be accepted