At Turtle Rock, we make the games we want to play. We're dedicated to providing a collaborative environment where our team members feel empowered with the creative freedom to contribute and grow. While we are based in Orange County, CA, we support flexible work arrangements ranging from in-studio, hybrid, to fully remote throughout North America. Join our award-winning game development team and help create our next AAA title.

Turtle Rock Studios is looking for a Senior Technical Artist to join the team! Working with artists, engineers, and designers, you will focus on developing, improving, and maintaining asset pipelines in engine, optimizing current systems, tools, and practices. Join our exceptional development team to help us create industry leading art and gameplay experiences! This position will report to the Lead Technical Artist.

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 Art team by maintaining art pipelines
  • 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 the team; document relevant information and steps

Requirements

  • 5+ years experience as a Technical Artist in game development with one or more shipped titles on multiple platforms
  • Enthusiastic gamer with a passion for making great games
  • Expert with digital content creation software & tools
  • Team player and strong communication skills
  • Proficiency with using profiling tools such as PIX
  • Experience working with shaders and materials; creation and optimization
  • Expert with scripting and programming languages, ex. Python.
  • Expert in AAA Game Engines (such as Unreal Engine)

Preferences

  • Experience with Houdini
  • Experience with Realtime Shaders and FX/Simulation
  • Experience writing C++ plug-ins for Unreal, Houdini, or Maya
  • Abilities in several areas such as characters, environments, animation, VFX, or lighting

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

The estimated base pay range for this role is: $120,000 to $165,000 USD


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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