LEAD TECHNICAL ARTIST

Rocksteady Studios is looking to add to its family of permanent staff. We are looking for an exceptionally talented Lead Technical Artist who is ready for the challenge of producing an AAA title on the next generation platforms.

Key Responsibilities

  • Daily support for Art and Tech teams.
  • Empower and mentor technical artists to advance their skills and impact on the project.
  • Problem solving for key production issues.
  • Recognising inefficiencies and pipeline issues and identifies solutions.
  • Enabling other team members to achieve tasks in an efficient & consistent manner.
  • Developing tools & scripts for third party software (Max, Photoshop, Houdini, Substance) and in-house tools.
  • Creation & maintenance of documentation for Technical Art features and tools.
  • Liaise between Art and Engine programming teams on a daily basis to facilitate production needs.
  • Regularly profile scenes and highlight/address issues with relevant individuals.

Technical Requirements

  • Knowledge of 3dsmax, Photoshop, Substance Designer/Painter & Unreal Engine toolsets.
  • Experience in developing Houdini Digital Assets a major plus.
  • Experience/understanding of Houdini Engine integration a major plus.
  • Understanding of 3D Math functions (linear algebra & vector maths) for real time graphics.
  • Excellent understanding of Pixel & Vertex Shaders.
  • Knowledge of at least one of the following: HLSL or GLSL, Python, MAXScript or MEL, C#.
  • Experience working on shipped titles for consoles, as Lead or Senior Technical Artist.
  • Experience using profiling tools for performance reviews and optimisations.
  • Experience with creative coding frameworks a bonus.

Skill Requirements

  • Proven experience in toolset development life cycle from prototyping to production-ready deployment.
  • Solid understanding of art optimisation techniques.
  • A strong artistic ability, shown preferably within real-time game engines.
  • Familiarity with the creation of user-friendly tools and systems that enable artists.
  • Train TAs in the team. Be well aware of the ‘state of the art’ and assess new trends and emerging techniques.
  • Oversee and drive the whole team to ensure quality results and efficient working practices.
  • Be a role model for the team by emphasising project and company goals, providing feedback on performance and mentoring.
  • Work very closely with the Art Director to understand and establish the vision and evangelise this to the team.

Benefits

  • Private family medical care
  • Private dental care
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Long-service holiday reward
  • Brand new custom designed studio
  • World class training speakers hosted on-site
  • Access to multiple online training websites
  • Monthly team meals/outings
  • On-site subsidised Masseuse, Yoga & Life Drawing.
  • Quarterly salary adjustment reviews
  • Monthly 1on1s with your Line Manager
  • Yearly Line Manager & Studio Peer Performance review process
  • Film nights in our Mocap theatre
  • Subsidised gym in the office complex
  • Discounts to WB goodies i.e. HBO, WB films, TV, Harry Potter tour
  • Staff only merchandise store
  • State of the art office with the entire 140+ team in 1 open-plan room
  • Free fruit, juices and soft drinks
  • Childcare Vouchers Scheme
  • National Rail Season Ticket Travel Loan
  • Overseas Relocation Support
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Support Assistance Programme (Free personal counselling and guidance support)
  • Finder’s Fee
  • Free Eye Test & Discounted Glasses
  • Free Seasonal Flu Jab