Senior Technical Artist

FoxNext Games LA
Playa Vista, CA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Overview 

FoxNext Games, a world-class mobile game development studio, is in search of a Technical Artist to join our development team on Avatar. You’ll collaborate closely with art and engineering, working on tools and pipeline to ensure a rock-solid development cycle. Your passion for games helps you bring interesting characters and environments to life, and contribute to one of the most ambitious mobile experiences ever.

Team

FoxNext Games Los Angeles is on a never-ending mission to create unforgettable games for mobile devices. Our studio was built by passionate game makers dedicated to crafting playful, smart, addictively fun experiences. We care about accessibility, depth, innovation, and production values... but most of all we care about our community of players. We don’t just make games, we play and love them too, making player empathy a core value for all of us.

If you’re thinking about joining our close-knit team you should love games, be world-class at making them, and understand fundamentally that great business results come from great games and loyal players. At FoxNext LA, located just three miles from the Pacific in Playa Vista CA, you’ll be working with some of the best developers in the world from hit games and franchises including Command & Conquer, Battle for Middle-earth, Empires & Allies, and Diablo.

Responsibilities 

  • Maintain and support the character animation pipeline by rigging, skinning and integrating characters and props
  • Troubleshoot and fix technical issues in Maya related to the animation pipeline
  • Work closely with members of the engineering team to design and assist in the development of tools and pipelines for Artists, Animators
  • Own the implementation, optimization and maintenance of the Art pipeline
  • Facilitate communication between the Art, Engineering and Design teams
  • Work with art team to implement assets into engine
  • Consistently strive to exceed the highest quality standards of the studio

Skills & Requirements

  • 3+ years Technical Art experience in a video game production environment.
  • Portfolio displaying artistic and technical skills
  • Art or CS related college or university degree
  • Experience with asset creation and scripting for several art packages, including, Unity, Maya, Substance Pinter, etc.
  • Experience creating tools for various art packages including Photoshop, Maya and Unity
  • Experience working within and optimizing a Unity pipeline
  • Experience with shader creation and shader languages
  • Superior communication skills, organizational, time management and interpersonal skills

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

To apply, please submit resumes at FoxNext.com or email the the team directly at liliana.llamas@fox.com 

About the Company

Division Description 

FoxNext is driving immersive, next generation entertainment experiences in the areas of virtual and augmented reality, mobile, console and pc games and location-based entertainment across Twentieth Century Fox Film and Fox Network Group. The division consists of FoxNext Games, FoxNext Destinations and FoxNext VR Studio. Fox has a successful track record identifying exceptional games and publishing partners across the mobile and console/PC space, such as Family Guy: Another Freakin' Mobile Game, Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards, The Simpsons Tapped Out, Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, Ice Age Adventures, Sugar Smash: Book of Life and Alien: Isolation. FoxNext VR Studio will oversee VR experiences, such as the already announced ALIEN and PLANET OF THE APES productions, and work to commercialize Fox's overarching VR strategy. FoxNext Destinations will oversee the company's location-based entertainment business including the development of the 20th Century Fox World theme park in Malaysia. 

Aftershock Studios, a division of FoxNext Games, is on a never-ending mission to create unforgettable games for mobile devices. Our studio was built by passionate game makers dedicated to crafting playful, smart, addictively fun experiences. We care about accessibility, depth, innovation, and production values… but most of all, we care about our community of players. We don't just make games, we play and love them too, making player empathy a core value for all of us. 

If you're thinking about joining our close-knit team you should love games, be world-class at making them, and understand fundamentally that great business results come from great games and loyal players. At Aftershock Studios you'll be working with some of the best developers in the world from hit games and franchises including This Means War, Command & Conquer, Battle for Middle-earth, and Empires & Allies. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.