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The role of the Technical Artist is to bridge the gap between the issues of the creative and engineer teams in game development. They make the work of the artists easier by possessing an equal amount of knowledge about both disciplines to ensure all needs are being met. They develop the game engine so it works as well as possible for the team. Tech artists also ensure the art content and features are easily integrated into the game, while respecting the artistic vision and technical constraints of the project.
Develop powerful and efficient workflows for the Art team
Create new techniques and procedures to improve game asset quality
Help improve and refine shader, texture, lighting quality
Research and help develop new technologies
Identify and fix pipeline issues
Analyze and improve art asset inefficiencies to optimize console performance
Support the Art team
Act as a liaison between Engineering and the Art departments
Assist with solving daily production challenges
A minimum of 3 years' video game development experience
Complete understanding of game workflows and pipelines
Experience working with multiple game engines
Knowledge of Maya, Houdini, and other standard DCC software packages
Maya scripting experience in Python and MEL
At least 3 years of professional experience in the games industry with at least one shipped title (excluding academic projects)
A portfolio reflecting high-quality game art, scripted tools, and shaders
Shader authoring skills (HLSL, GLSL, CGFX) knowledge
At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location.
Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location.
In addition, this role is eligible for SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click here to learn more.
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