Senior Technical Artist - Forza Team

Playground Games
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Playground Games is seeking a Senior Technical Artist to join our Forza Horizon team here in Leamington Spa. This is an opportunity to work alongside award-winning technical and creative talent.

As a Senior Technical Artist, you will be building internal art processes and guiding asset pipeline implementation in collaboration with the Tools and Rendering teams.

We are searching for a Technical Artist with experience of working on published console titles with a wide knowledge of industry tools. Familiarity with art creation pipelines, asset exporting, process automation and procedural creation is essential.

Skills & Requirements

  • Ability to problem solve, think creatively and support content creators.
  • Good communication and time management.
  • Experience of working on published titles on consoles.
  • Knowledge of art creation pipelines, asset exporting and process automation
  • Experience with Shader creation and PBR material workflow.
  • Experienced with MAX or Maya scripting.
  • Experience of game engines and toolsets.
  • Experience helping development teams and collaborative decision making.
  • Experience with C#.
  • Experience with Houdini and/or procedural creation techniques.
  • A passion for games and pushing the boundaries of game visuals.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

About the Company

Playground Games is part of Xbox Game Studios and one of the highest rated video game developers in the world, with two AAA studios based in Leamington Spa. 

Famed for the critically-acclaimed Forza Horizon franchise, our latest release, Forza Horizon 4, is the highest rated Xbox exclusive this generation with a 92 metacritic. In both 2017 and 2018 the studio has awarded Best Place to Work in the UK games industry by gamesindustry.biz.

Our newly-established second studio is committed to bringing together some of the most experienced and talented developers from around the world to develop an unannounced open-world action RPG.