Material Technical Artist

Bluepoint Games
Austin, TX, USA
Job type: Permanent

View all Bluepoint Games jobs

Job Description

Bluepoint is looking for a MATERIAL TECHNICAL ARTIST to join our team on a full time basis. Tackle the most complex asset challenges and join us in developing a world-class workflow to unleash the potential of our art team in developing AAA titles.

Please note: This is not an entry-level position.


  • Create highly realistic materials using PBR workflows

  • Develop powerful and efficient workflows for the Art team using Allegorithmic Substance tools.

  • Create scripts and plugins for Substance Painter and Designer.

  • Use procedural techniques in order to create complex materials.

  • Build custom nodes in Designer to help improve functionality, speed, and quality

  • Create custom generators and brushes in Designer for use in Painter

  • Prototype and demonstrate shaders for our Engineering department to implement with our proprietary material systems.

  • Integrate and maintain our Substance pipeline. 

  • Collaborate with other Technical Artists to help integrate Substance with Maya, Houdini, and Bluepoint Engine workflows.

  • Work with our Engineering department to further develop our material system and improve our texture/material workflows and technologies.

  • Mentor and support the other Artists creating materials for both environment and character assets.

  • Assist with solving daily production challenges.

Skills & Requirements


  • Expert level knowledge of Substance Designer, Substance Painter.

  • The ability to master a proprietary material authoring system.

  • A thorough understanding of creating efficient real-time materials.

  • Highly proficient with Photoshop.

  • Strong knowledge of Maya.

  • Scripting experience in Python, QML, and Javascript.

  • Complete understanding of game workflows and pipelines.

  • Experience working with multiple game engines.

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in the games industry with at least one shipped title (excluding academic projects).

  • A portfolio reflecting high-quality game art and tools.

  • Ability to work onsite at our facility in Austin, TX.


  • Experience with other texture generation techniques and software.

  • Shader authoring skills (HLSL, GLSL, CGFX) knowledge.

  • C++, C#, Lua, or other scripting/programming knowledge.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

If you meet the requirements specified above and you feel the potential calling you, please email your resume and materials to Include “Material Technical Artist” and your name and in the subject line.

If you currently reside outside of the US, please state whether you are legally authorized to work in the US.

About the Company

The Bluepoint team is preparing for our next remake of another classic. Want to be part of creating something special, a game millions of gamers are eagerly anticipating?

Bluepoint Games is a small studio with big ideas, always looking for elite game development talent to join our family. If you too stand for quality and attention to detail, then come be part of delivering the games fans want to play at the quality they expect from us.

Since our inception in 2006, Bluepoint Games has worked on many critically acclaimed franchises: God of War, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Metal Gear Solid, Flower, Gravity Rush, Titanfall, and Uncharted.

For these reasons and many others - the Hill Country, lakes, and live music; an inspired university town with a thriving high-tech industry and creative community - we proudly call Austin home. We're confident you'll love it here, too!