Technical Artist

Aquent
Santa Monica, CA, USA
Job type: Contract

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Job Description

Technical Artist: 

As an experienced Technical Artist, you will work directly with the design team and other key stakeholders across disciplines to deliver the following:

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Partner with developers to build workflows, tools, systems, editor, and rendering features
  • Constantly improve and advocate for content creation and production best practices
  • Work through ambiguity while still delivering timely and high-quality results
  • Develop character rigs and workflow for animators
  • Assist with the management and integration of art and animation assets and ensure are optimal for performance and memory
  • Demonstrate a willingness to give and receive feedback, collaborate with others to share techniques, ideas, and contribute to a positive working environment

Skills & Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 5+ years of experience as a Technical Artist, designing, developing, and shipping major game contributions in published games or entertainment with market or critical acclaim
  • Extensive experience across art, animation, and rigging
  • Strong knowledge of Maya/Max/Houdini/ZBrush and the ability to extend the capabilities of these packages via plugin APIs
  • Demonstrated working knowledge and ability to script in various languages such as Python/C++/C#/HLSL/GLSL/Lua
  • Proven track record working with real-time engines

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated ability to prototype in engine, and is capable of working quickly in the prototyping phase and then delivering final, quality code that can be leveraged by others
  • In-depth knowledge of material/shader development and experience with Substance Designer/Painter and HLSL/GLSL
  • Passion for building tools, toolkits, and documentation/guidance
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills

How to Apply

Please send resumes to Jack at jcoleman@aquent.com

About the Company

Aquent offers a broad range of staffing services to help global companies add technical expertise to their marketing and creative departments, increase the bandwidth of their in-house teams, and achieve higher quality creative work. To learn more about Aquent's full range of services please visit http://aquent.com.