Senior Technical Artist (Hybrid Options) - Guildford, UK

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Posted 10 May 2022
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameLiam Hollinshead

Job description

Senior Technical Artist (Hybrid Options)


Stellar Entertainment - Guildford, UK

Stellar Entertainment are looking for a Senior Technical Artist to work in close collaboration with Artists & Engineers in creating high end content by developing and maintaining art pipelines/workflows and tools. Ideally, you have experience developing and shipping console games in the Unreal Engine, environment terrain & assets, art tools development, vehicle rigs, LODs, procedural content generation and optimisation.

This is an exciting opportunity to get in at the start of an unannounced AAA arcade racing game.

As a Technical Artist, you will work with the art, design & engineering teams to...

  • Develop and support workflows for efficient terrain generation using data and industry tools
  • Create road tools designed for art & design iteration and integration with the landscape
  • Support the Art Team with tools & scripting to optimise workflow iteration and innovate new ideas
  • Carry out the rigging of props and vehicles, support animation and game play design requirements
  • Work with graphics engineers to innovate and setup new shaders, lighting & vfx techniques as needed
  • Set-up art asset standards and tools to monitor performance requirements, provide artists with feedback
  • Stay up to date on current industry trends, tools and techniques
  • Participate in creation of technology roadmaps and deliverables
  • Optimise content for memory and performance while maintaining artistic quality
  • Create & maintain of technical documentation, providing artist training as needed

For this role, you will need...

  • At least 5 years experience as a Technical Artist in console game development, ideally Unreal Engine experience
  • The ability to demonstrate experience in scripting pipeline tools, added experience with UE4 blueprints preferred
  • Experience in rigging props and vehicles for animation, character rigging a plus
  • Excellent knowledge of industry content tools including Maya and Photoshop. Experience working with Houdini, Blender, Substance is a plus.
  • Good understanding of Python and one of the following languages: PyMel, MaxScript, C#. C++ is an advantage
  • Relevant experience with PBR materials, HDR, shaders and lighting related tech
  • To enjoy being proactive, providing ideas for solutions and interested in taking on new challenges
  • Strong communications skills
  • Be passionate about making games

Just some of the benefits of working with Stellar Entertainment include...

  • International AAA game projects
  • Access to cutting-edge hardware
  • Employee Assistance Programme (mental health, financial and wellbeing advice)
  • Flexible/hybrid working
  • Great holiday benefits including Christmas Shutdown
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Private Healthcare Plan including dental and optical support
  • Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance
  • Regular Team Incentives and Social Events

Interested? Want to know more? 

Get in touch with Liam at +44 (0)1709 834 777 now!