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Sr. Technical Artist


Your Mission

Activision is looking for talented Senior Technical Artists at multiple locations to join our different studios in working across the next generation of the Call of Duty franchise as well as on other projects.

Specific responsibilities and requirements will vary a bit role by role, but a broad rundown would include:

·         Develop and optimize efficient and robust materials/shaders to be used across multiple assets/characters/environments

·         Define environment workflow/lighting setup to deliver visual target with an eye towards performance and memory management

·         Develop and maintain art asset pipelines, and collaborate with the art team to optimize workflows, authoring new tools as necessary

·         Establish content specs and requirements to achieve visual target while optimizing for performance and cross platform implications

·         Use diagnostic tools to analyze content and identify areas for improvement

·         Assist with the management and integration of all art assets

·         Be proactive and develop and implement new ideas/solutions to problems as they arise

·         Be collaborative and creative with a seasoned team of passionate developers

·         Ability to step in and lend a hand with content creation a huge plus

Player Profile

·         5+ years of experience as a senior/lead technical artist

·         Extensive experience with AAA game engines (Unreal, Unity, proprietary, etc...)

·         Expert Maya user, with strong scripting skills in MEL, Python, C++

·         Experience with Lighting, materials and shaders as applied to Physically Based Rendering

·         Experience with Runtime analytics and optimization best practices

·         Buckets of enthusiasm and self-motivation, and a passion for making great games

Our World

Great Games Start with Great People!  This is an exciting time to join us!

Activision has been changing the way people play for the past 40 years—as the leading developer and publisher of video games, our teams have created some of the world's biggest, most ground-breaking, and beloved entertainment franchises in the industry. Ask anyone who works at Activision what their favorite thing about it is, and they’ll tell you it’s the people. We have world class brands, infrastructure, and resources, but our success comes from people producing greatness together. We are nothing without our employee’s brilliance.

Activision is more than just the leading developer and publisher of video games; we are the creators of some of the world’s biggest, most ground-breaking titles in the industry. Our current portfolio includes Call of Duty®, Skylanders®, and Crash Bandicoot™.

Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), headquartered in Santa Monica, California with locations across the globe, is one of the largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies in the world. Sitting at the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment, our employees are some of the best and brightest across engineering, entertainment, media, and technology. A member of the S&P 500 Activision Blizzard is proud to be included as one of FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies To Work For®," "World's Best Employers," as well as "Most Admired Companies." In 2019 we were honored to receive a perfect score on our entry to the Corporate Equality Index as a Best Workplace for LGBTQ professionals and once again made Fast Company's World's Most Innovative Companies in Gaming.  

The video game industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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