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 satisfaction 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, workflows and pipeline optimizations that make the creative work of game development even more fun than it already is? If so, let’s connect—we have a job that might interest you!
We are looking for a Senior Pipeline Technical Director to join our Tech Art team. In this role you will be responsible for the design, development and maintenance of the Art Pipeline Tools. The primary focus is ensuring artist efficiency across the art departments, such as characters, props, environments, animation, and UI.
WWE2K is an exciting and challenging game franchise with a diverse set of features and requirements. You will grow and develop in many different areas, learning from a highly skilled team while working on cutting-edge technology. We are open to candidates from all industries who have a passion for games. A list of qualifications is provided below, but please do not hesitate to apply if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications.
What You Will Do:
Provide software and tools support to production and artists
Develop Toolset that will bridge data management across software (Maya, Motionbuilder, Shotgrid, Jira, Perforce), design and implement user-interface
Communicate cross-discipline and provide innovative solutions to pipeline issues
Troubleshoot technical issues and provide user support
Develop comprehensive knowledge of software and systems; drive the development and evolution of standards and conventions, requiring thorough understanding of the overall pipeline
Mentor other team members
Write and maintain documentation
Who Will Be A Great Fit:
At least 8 years of experience in a similar position
Advanced Python knowledge, excellent understanding of Qt / PySide, and Maya
Understanding of game engine limitations
Experience researching, piloting, and rolling out new techniques
Experience in designing and creating systems, tools and assets for projects
Experience with version control system (Perforce), and Shotgrid software
Excellent problem-solving skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Love for video games (not just ours!)
Nice to have:
Experience writing tools for Substance Painter, Photoshop, MotionBuilder
Experience working with the Jira system
Understanding of Rigging, Physics Simulation, Shaders