HOUDINI TECHNICAL ARTIST

Rocksteady Studios is looking for an exceptionally talented Houdini Technical Artist to join us on a permanent basis and 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.
  • Maintaining and improving existing procedural tools.
  • Daily support for Art and Tech teams.
  • Problem solving for key production issues.
  • Recognising inefficiencies and pipeline issues and identifying solutions.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Extended knowledge of VEX and Python
  • Extended experience of creating and maintaining SOP based tools.
  • Extended experience and understanding of Houdini Engine.
  • Understanding of 3D Math functions (linear algebra & vector maths) for real time graphics.
  • Knowledge of 1 or more 3D DCC tools. (3dsmax, Maya,…)
  • Knowledge of 1 or more texture creation tools (Substance Painter & designer, Photoshop,…)
  • Knowledge of the Unreal Engine toolset.
  • Experience working on shipped titles for consoles, as Technical Artist.
  • Experience in creating solutions in node based editors.
  • Experience in creating and maintaining blueprint solutions.
  • Experience in creating DOP based simulations.
  • Excellent understanding of Pixel & Vertex Shaders.
  • Experience using profiling tools for performance reviews and optimisations.
  • Experience with creative coding frameworks a bonus.

Skill Requirements

  • Strong capacity to work independently as well as in a team.
  • 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.
  • Be a great team player!

Benefits

  • Private family medical care.
  • Private family dental care.
  • Excellent pension scheme.
  • Excellent annual bonus scheme.
  • £1,000 to £5,000 Finder’s fee for helping recruitment.
  • 25 days of paid holiday + 8 public holidays per year.
  • 2 days off per year to support a charity of your choice.
  • Studio closes between Xmas and New Year (Discretionary)
  • Comprehensive Relocation Support.
  • Tons of studio clubs to help you get to know people:
    • Comic book, War gaming, Board games, Home brewing, Chess, New Parents, Photography, Film nights
  • Yoga 5x per week at lunchtimes in our mocap room.
  • Football 2x per week at lunchtimes.
  • Life Drawing 1x per week in the evening.
  • World class training speakers hosted on-site.
  • Access to multiple online training websites.
  • Access to entire DC back catalogue on Comixology.
  • Monthly team meals
  • On-site subsidised Masseuse.
  • Quarterly salary & promotion reviews.
  • Yearly Line Manager & Studio Peer Performance review process.
  • Subsidised gym in the office complex.
  • Invites to WB films in their London based private cinema before their release date.
  • 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 190+ dev team in 1 open-plan room.
  • Free vending machine snacks, fruit, juices and soft drinks.
  • National Rail Season Ticket Travel Loan.
  • Discounted bicycle equipment to encourage biking to work.
  • Employee Support Assistance Programme (Free personal counselling and guidance support).
  • Free Eye Test & Discounted Glasses.
  • Gym Pass – 70% discount with access to 1495 gyms.
  • Back up care benefit – reduced cost of nurseries, in home nannies, holiday clubs or adult personal care workers.
  • Game and Book library.