Technical Artist - Procedural

ArenaNet, LLC
Bellevue, WA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

As Procedural Technical Artist, procedural content generation consumes your thoughts. You will empower content creators by freeing them from redundant tasks. Working closely with engine and project teams, you develop procedural tools, processes and workflows to help advance their visual styles.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with engine and project teams to leverage procedural pipelines
  • Create tools, scripts and workflows to author, implement and iterate on design and gameplay
  • Collaborate with other Technical Artists to ensure consistent technology and content
  • Collaborate with content creators to improve their efficiency
  • Collaborate with engine and project teams to build features and solve problems
  • Support content creation and integration of game assets
  • Help develop and enforce content creation and performance guidelines through tools, documentation and communication
  • Advance art quality through pursuit and development of improved content creation methods

Skills & Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience as a Procedural Technical Artist within the games industry, film or equivalent
  • Advanced knowledge of Houdini
  • Familiar with VEX
  • Mature understanding of object oriented languages such as Python and C#
  • Familiar with procedural environment art creation and workflow
  • Multi-disciplined person with a deep understanding of art workflows and content deployment pipelines
  • Self-driven team player that thrives in ambiguity
  • Think creatively to solve technical challenges and limitations
  • Good communication, organization and time management

PLUSES

  • Strong knowledge of linear algebra

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

About the Company

We are ArenaNet, a studio making online worlds infused with innovation, handcrafted excellence, and creative passion. Our passion is broadly shared; gamers made Guild Wars 2 the fastest selling MMO game in the West with more than 3 million copies sold in its first 9 months, and players and press have consistently called it one of the best MMOs of all time.

Our studio is built on foundations of excellence with a focus on community. We constantly innovate, unlocking the true potential of online role-playing with game-changing titles like Guild Wars 2 and beyond. The status quo is not good enough for our dedicated worldwide community of players, which is why we question the de facto industry conventions and demand more from ourselves as developers.