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, Austin, San Jose, Vancouver 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:
Do you prize efficiency, productivity, and the happiness that comes from helping a team do their best work? Do you love the technology of computer graphics, games, and animation? Have experience building tools, rigs, workflows, and pipeline optimizations that make the creative work of game development even more fun than it already is?
We are looking for a Senior Technical Artist to join our Tech Art team. This role acts as a liaison between the programmers and artists working on a wide variety of features for the legendary NBA 2K franchise.
What You Will Do:
Build and maintain technologies and art workflows. (Environments, props, characters, shaders, lighting, and rigs)
Collaborate with Art and Engineering to drive research, identify new workflows, technologies for improved pipelines, and streamlined creation processes
Troubleshoot technical issues related to rigs, animations, hair and cloth simulations, and performance capture
Mentor junior technical artists
Establish and implement naming conventions within assets, tools, and workflows
Collaborate with other technical artists daily to find opportunities for improved workflows and tools
Partner with the engineering team to ensure build stability, and to ensure that memory and performance budgets are being maintained
Learn from and grow with some of the top talent in the industry
Who Will Be A Great Fit:
5+ years in the games, film, or animation industries
Fluent in Maya with significant experience writing animation, rigging, shaders and UI tools
Experience with cloth and rigid/soft body physics setup for characters, including collision volumes
Proficiency with Python, and familiarity with MEL Script/Maya API experience
Experience with: Substance Painter/Designer, Photoshop, Perforce, and Confluence
Experience researching, piloting, and rolling out new techniques
Interest in gaming platform limitations and advantages
Ability to turn creative aspirations into achievable realities
As a part of the 2K studio family, Visual Concepts offers wonderful benefits, the chance to contribute to an award-winning franchise, and real career growth for all levels of experience. If you feel your experience, passion for video games, and desire to make an impact are a match to criteria outlined above, then we would love to hear from you!