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Technical Artist


Your Mission

Activision is looking for talented 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:

·         Ability to brainstorm, R&D, and implement various project pipelines and toolsets

·         Work with artists to identify and solve technical problems with existing tools

·         Support in content creation when needed (such as destructible creation or map optimization)

·         Provide support for the technical art team in engine debugging and R&D

·         Acquire a strong knowledge of the engine tools and framework and be able to explain how they work to content creators

·         Seek out and fix performance issues including, but not limited to: framerate issues, memory problems, material errors, and collision issues

·         Support in content creation when needed (such as destructible creation or map optimization)

·         Act as a liaison between art, design, and engineering

Player Profile

·         2-5 years of experience as a senior/lead technical artist

·         Scripting knowledge (Python, Javascript, MAX Script, MEL)

·         Working knowledge of at least one DCC package (3Ds Max, Maya, Photoshop preferred)

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

·         Strong problem solving skills

·         Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational, and collaboration skills

·         Ability to adapt to rapid development cycles

·         Up to date knowledge of current art techniques and development processes.

·         Strong PBR and HDR knowledge


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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