Senior Technical Artist

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Posted 26 January 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineGame Art
Contact NameJordan Langley

Job description

We are supporting Smilegate Barcelona as they search for a Senior Techncial Artist to join them as they aim to create best-in-class experiences that last forever in players' memories.

As a Senior Technical Artist at the studio, you will be part of spearheading technical solutions and optimizations to find the balance between quality and efficiency. You will act as the glue between artists and programmers, and work closely with project art leads and the technical art director.

Your responsibilities… 

  • Work with art groups and programmers to effectively produce technically correct art content and bring it into the engine 
  • Support artists and engineers in the use of the art pipeline and user-facing engine tools 
  • Provide hands-on support to artists and engineers regarding asset performance and validation 
  • Review creative process and identify opportunities for tool improvements
  • Develop 3D art pipeline tools and extensions with an eye towards usability and efficiency
  • Solve challenging technical issues in the 3D asset pipeline
  • Collaborate with engineers and testers to diagnose and resolve in-game problems
  • Inspire and empower the art team to optimize their processes
  • Maintain communication with peers in all departments
  • Occasionally support recruitment projects with HR collaboration 

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role… 

  • 6+ years' experience as a Technical Artist in AAA video games, with two or more AAA shipped titles
  • Strong understanding of the performance implications of open-world development on consoles and PCs
  • Strong Understanding of Unreal Engine Blueprints or other Engine Node Graph Systems
  • Strong understanding of in-engine shader systems and in-engine tools development
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively balance the needs of game design, art, and programming
  • Web portfolio that demonstrates usable game development and tools
  • Samples, demonstrations, or documentation of tools pipelines developed to overcome development challenges 
Perks and benefits on offer at Smilegate Barcelona include…
  • Relocation Package/assistance and visa support
  • Hybrid working
  • Flexible working hours and flexible Friday’s
  • Private Health insurance and dental cover
  • Restaurant tickets worth 180€ per month
  • 16 weeks Maternity and Paternity leave plus full parental flexibility
  • Team social events

At Smilegate Barcelona, you'll be able to develop your career working in an exciting and international working environment, at incredible premises, complete with a games room, shower, auditorium, canteen, gym and more, all only 15 minutes from the beach and 1 min from Glories Mall.