We are Turtle Rock Studios.  An award-winning game developer of AAA first person shooters and other games, including the latest co-op shooter franchise, Back 4 Blood.  We are located in the heart of Orange County, CA and have team members working remotely thorough North America. We thrive in an open and collaborative environment which is led to this day by co-founders Chris Ashton and Phil Robb.

Join our exceptional development team as a Technical Artist on Back 4 Blood! This role focuses on optimizations and working with shaders, materials, and post-processing effects. The employee will work extensively on helping the content team develop asset pipelines, maintain rigs, and optimize assets to meet budget requirements. Applicant must be highly motivated and organized, able to work as part of a large team, while communicating effectively with multiple disciplines.

Responsibilities

  • Champion asset pipeline creation and maintenance
  • Investigate and assist with performance and memory optimizations
  • Work with the Art and Programming departments to effectively produce content
  • Troubleshoot asset and editor problems for the art department
  • Support the Animation team by maintaining rigs and the animation pipeline
  • Make recommendations on how to improve asset quality and art process productivity
  • Coordinate with all departments to achieve project goals
  • Work with Programming and Production departments to develop risk/reward on game features
  • Communicate changes and creation of new tools to team; document relevant information and steps

Requirements

  • Portfolio of example rigs and tools
  • Enthusiastic gamer with a passion for making great games
  • Strong knowledge of Maya and Photoshop
  • Experience with Rigging
  • Team player and strong communication skills
  • Proficiency with using profiling tools such as PIX
  • Experience working with shaders and materials; creation and optimization

Preferences

  • Experience with scripting and programming languages, ex. Python.
  • Experience in AAA Game Engines (such as Unreal Engine 4)
  • Experience with multiple 3D packages
  • Experience with Realtime Shaders and FX/Simulation
  • Experience with Houdini

Benefits

Some of the benefits and perks our employees get to enjoy, include:

  • 100% Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage for you and your family
  • 401k Matching
  • Profit Sharing Plan
  • Student Loan Repayment Plan / College Savings Plan
  • Career Improvement Plan
  • Flexible Work Arrangements - In-House, Hybrid, and Remote
  • Generous Time Off Policy
  • Company Events - In-Person Summer Family Bash + Halloween Party + Virtual Events
  • Fully Stocked Kitchen + Sponsored Food Trucks

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