big planet recruitment

Current Vacancies in Artwork & Animation

Technical Art Director - London, UK - (Ref 650)

30-08-2016

Overview:

Our client is an independently-owned studio on the outskirts of London, and all about crafting engaging AAA multiplayer experiences. With over 300 awards and nominations world-wide.

The Role

As Technical Art Director, your role is to apply a strategic vision for content and tools, foster and grow the internal teams and provide leadership and guidance. You'll oversee two projects, collaborate with the studio directors and liaise with partners, helping to define and improve content creation processes within the studio.

By setting a great example and helping to mentor more junior developers, you will lead the team in planning and implementing solutions to support all aspects of game development. You will maintain a consistently high standard of support across all disciplines on the project,and work with other Technical Artists in the studio to improve our development practices.

You should have a pragmatic and practical approach to working with technology, with experience of pushing the technical limits and ensuring the Art team can work efficiently and comfortably.

Responsibilities:

Supervise and direct two skilled teams of Technical Artists

Guide and drive the team’s approaches to contentcreation and tools

Prototype, develop and improve content creation pipelines

Spearhead R&D efforts for tools and new technologies

Create, organise and lead training across the Art Team


Skills and Experience

8+ years of experience as a Senior or Lead Technical Artist on shipped titles

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Strong proactive problem-solving attitude

Demonstrable knowledge of modern game contentcreation workflows

Extensive application scripting experience (e.g.Python, MAXScript, MEL Script)

Solid understanding of real-time physically-based materials & rendering (PBR)

Passion for games and game development


Preferred Skills and Experience

Experience with Unreal Engine, especially UE4

Strong digital art skills (modelling, texturing,lighting)

Knowledge of programming languages such as C++or C#

Experience with outsourcing processes


Perks & Benefits

- Private medical insurance that will covers you, your partner, and children

- Private dental insurance that significantly reduces cost of dentistry for you, your partner, and children

- Pension scheme where the company matches your contribution

- Complimentary gym membership

- Free eye tests + discounted glasses

- Quarterly revenue share after 1 year of service

- Brand new state of the art office

- Life drawing classes, and massage allowance

- Free fruit juices and soft drinks + Beer and pastries on a Friday.

- Childcare voucher scheme

- Employee assistance programme

Apply Now:send CV to paul@big-planet.biz


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