Senior Technical Artist - Assassin’s Creed [VR] for the Oculus platform (f/m/d)

About the Employer

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a Senior Technical Artist (f/m/d) who will be responsible for developing, supporting and documenting our art pipeline and techniques used by art, technical art and animation teams.

This is a full-time position based in Düsseldorf, Germany which requires working onsite.

Qualifications

  • Deep knowledge of the following: Python, C# (C++, Java a plus)
  • Deep knowledge of Maya and/or MotionBuilder, 3DMax (Photoshop, Substance Designer, Houdini a plus)
  • Strong Knowledge of 3D engines
  • Knowledge of tools used in the parametric creation of nodes
  • Experience working on shipped AAA titles for consoles and/or pcs, as Senior Technical Artist.
  • Perfect understanding of traditional and of physically based rendering (PBR) pipeline
  • Shader writing or shader building skills
  • Rigging experience is always a plus
  • Familiarity with the creation of user-friendly tools/systems
  • Perfect understanding of art optimization techniques
  • Experience and understanding of art/animation pipelines for game engines
  • A great ability to think creatively to overcome technical challenges
  • Experience in video-game production as Technical Artist (minimum 5 years)
  • Great communication skills and a positive attitude
  • Strong organisational skills

It is required that you submit a portfolio of your work with your application. You may do so by providing a link to an online portfolio (preferred), or attaching documents to your resume.

All portfolios must contain a detailed breakdown of the work. It must be very clear what you, the applicant, are responsible for in your reel, portfolio, screenshots etc.

The portfolio should contain the following:

  • Scripts or application examples, code samples
  • Examples of rigs, visual effects, animation, procedural visualization

Responsibilities:

  • Develop new and improve existing tools.
  • Problem solving for key production issues.
  • Recognizing inefficiencies and pipeline issues and identifies solutions.
  • Guide/Coordinate Art teams on demanding tasks
  • Enabling other team members to achieve tasks in an efficient & consistent manner
  • Creation & maintenance of documentation for Technical Art features and tools to provide for the team.
  • Developing tools & scripts for Maya, MotionBuilder, 3DMax, Photoshop, Substance Designer and other 3D/2D packages and in-house tools.