Lead Tech Artist

CCP Games
London, United Kingdom
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

CCP London is currently growing our team! We have an exciting opportunity for a talented Lead Technical Artist to come join us working on an unannounced online multiplayer shooter. We are looking for an individual with strong management and technical skills to join a highly motivated team of programmers, artists, designers, and QA working to build a varied and unique user experience for the game.

We are a small team in the early stages of development, so this is a unique opportunity to have a large impact. Reporting to the Art Director, you will be responsible for all aspects of tech art in the game. 

As Lead Technical Artist, you will use your technical and management experience to assist the tech art team to deliver excellence in all aspects of tech art.

Your tasks: 

  • Work with the Art Director to evangelize the artistic vision of the game
  • Lead a team of technical artists reviewing both code and aesthetic output. Mentor your tech artists to deliver outstanding results and improve their skills, artistic ability, and technique
  • Plan, prioritize and set objectives for your team
  • Oversee the development of art pipelines including proprietary tools, software plug-ins, and in game technology
  • Work with your team and other artists to make assets performant in the game

Your profile: 

  • Demonstrable experience of leading a tech art team
  • Solid experience as a technical artist on a video game team
  • Comprehensive knowledge of 3D content creation software, especially 3DS Max, Maya, and Photoshop
  • Exposure to C++ and/or C#
  • Knowledge of art creation pipelines, asset exporting and process automation
  • Experience working with the UE4 blueprints system and common UE4 middleware
  • Passion for video games
  • Experience with environment procedural generation highly desirable
  • Rigging and animation skills are also a big plus.

Desirable Skills: 

  • Experience with UE4
  • Relevant University education
  • Experience with Houdini

What we can offer you: 

  • The inspiring challenge of working on a pioneering ambitious project with great co-workers
  • An opportunity to learn and grow within an international company
  • A multicultural work environment that encourages growth, creativity and innovation
  • Free lunches, drinks and snacks
  • A family-friendly work environment with flexible work hours
  • Employer contributory pension plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Private medical and dental
  • Annual transportation grant
  • Annual sports grant

Skills & Requirements

  • UE4
  • c++ or c#
  • Maya or 3Dsm

Additional Information

  • Working remotely is an option
  • Relocation assistance is offered

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About the Company

CCP was founded in 1997 in Reykjavik, Iceland. With the launch of EVE Online in May 2003, CCP established itself as one of the most innovative companies in interactive entertainment, winning numerous awards and receiving critical acclaim worldwide.

We are innovators

Creating worlds that are limitless and thrilling

Since then, CCP has dedicated itself to the development of cutting edge games. CCP is founded on the principle of pushing the envelope and breaking new ground on all levels. Nowhere is this more evident than in our pioneering work in virtual reality, which we think will play an increasingly important role in gaming, and beyond, in the years to come.