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Visual Concepts

Foothill Ranch, California - United States
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Technical Artist

Description

Who We Are:

At Visual Concepts, we believe great games are made by diverse and empowered teams with a shared passion for play. As one of the world’s top game development studios, we have shipped over 100 multi-SKU titles to critical acclaim and commercial success. Our teams are independent and entrepreneurial. Our studios in Agoura Hills, Novato, Orange County, Budapest, Shanghai, and Seoul are committed to artistry and technical innovation, offering top candidates the opportunity to learn and grow with some of the smartest and most creative minds in the industry. 

What We Need:

Our Foothill Ranch studio is looking for an experienced Technical Artist to contribute to the next iteration of the award-winning NBA 2K franchise. In this role, you will be responsible for converting ideas into functional tools that will make the lives of artists better – including bridging the gap between art and engineering. Our Technical Artist is a clear communicator who champions improvements of every aspect of artist life and productivity and can act on these ideas.

What You Will Do:

  • Work with the art and engineering departments to understand project requirements
  • Work with the art team to prioritize and develop procedural assets to streamline art processes, workflows, and pipelines
  • Shape our in-house tools to fulfill latest requirements and suggestions
  • Proactively research and prototype new techniques to improve efficiency of content production

Who We Think Will Be A Great Fit:

  • 2+ years of experience on commercial game projects or in a related field
  • At least one shipped game title, preferably AAA, working in a technical role
  • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience
  • Strong Python scripting experience on a shipped game title or in a related field
  • Comfortable with Maya Tools and broad Maya experience
  • Character rigging experience in Maya, hero characters preferred
  • Familiarity with Perforce and P4Python API
  • Strong interest and ability to learn new processes and techniques
  • Proven ability to work well within a team atmosphere
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multitask

Nice To Have:

  • Familiarity with Shotgun and its Toolkit API
  • Experience writing Maya plugins

Along with your application, please submit a portfolio or demo reel of professional or personal work samples, demonstrating successful understanding and application of industry standard practices.

 

TO APPLY:  https://boards.greenhouse.io/visualconcepts/jobs/4194737003