SENIOR TECHNICAL ARTIST

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

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop production ready procedural tools for asset creation.
  • Daily support for Art and Tech teams.
  • 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 3rd party software (Max, Photoshop, Houdini) and in-house tools.
  • Creation & maintenance of documentation for Technical Art features and tools to provide for the team.
  • 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

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

Skill Requirements

  • Good understanding of toolset building for art assets creation.
  • Solid understanding of art optimisation techniques.
  • A strong artistic ability, shown preferably within real-time game engines.
  • A great ability to think creatively to overcome technical challenges.
  • Great communication skills and a positive attitude.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • A strong desire to investigate new techniques in the field.
  • Familiarity with the creation of user-friendly tools and systems that enable artists.

Benefits

  • Private family medical care
  • Private dental care
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Long-service holiday reward
  • 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 and Quiz 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