TECHNICAL ARTIST (TOOLS & PIPELINE)

Rocksteady Studios is looking to add to its family of permanent staff. We are looking for an exceptionally talented Technical Artist who is ready for the challenge of producing a AAA title on the next-generation platforms. Developing and maintaining asset pipelines for Animation, Audio, Environment, Characters, Weapons, Props, Vehicles and VFX.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Developing and maintaining asset pipelines will include:
    • Asset workflows – Working with art teams to refine the way content is created.
    • DCC & Standalone tooling – Coding solutions with Python and QT.
    • Asset management – Folder and asset naming schemes.
    • Asset tracking – Using systems to give an overview of the status of all assets.
    • Asset import/export – Getting the correct data transferred between DCC and Engine.
    • Asset validation – Using rule-based systems to reduce human error and ensure reliability of content.
    • Automation – Tooling of repetitive tasks to free up artist time and reduce human error.
  • Creating and maintaining clear and easy to follow documentation for tools (Confluence).
  • Working closely and building relationships with all content creation teams to ensure satisfaction of both artistic and technical requirements.
  • Taking an active role as a member of the TechArt and TechAnim teams.

Technical Requirements

  • Coding with Python + Qt, Maxscript (REST, SQL and C++ would be a bonus).
  • Working with a range of DCC tools including: 3DsMax, Motion Builder, Houdini, zBrush, Substance Design & Painter.
  • An understanding of Unreal Engine, Blueprints and Unreal Python.
  • Previous experience working:
    • As a technical artist or tools programmer.
    • On DCC tools, asset pipelines and automation.
    • On AAA games.
    • With teams of ~200 people.

Skill Requirements

  • A wide knowledge of realtime asset creation techniques for a range of asset types.
  • Ability develop existing tools and pipelines as well as designing new systems from scratch.
  • A holistic approach to analysis, strong problem solving skills and an eye for detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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.
  • The studio closes between Xmas and New Year (Discretionary)
  • Comprehensive Relocation Support.
  • Tons of studio clubs to help you get to know people:
    • Comic book, Wargaming, Board games, Homebrewing, 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 the entire DC back catalogue on Comixology.
  • Monthly team meals/outings.
  • 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 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 200+ 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 encouraging 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.