2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). Founded in 2005, 2K Games is a global video game company, publishing titles developed by some of the most influential game development studios in the world. Our studios responsible for developing 2K’s portfolio of world-class games across multiple platforms, include Visual Concepts, Firaxis, Hangar 13, CatDaddy, Cloud Chamber, 31st Union, and HB Studios. Our portfolio of titles is expanding due to our global strategic plan, building and acquiring exciting studios whose content continues to inspire all of us! 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including sports, shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, casual, and family entertainment.

Our team of engineers, marketers, artists, writers, data scientists, producers, thinkers and doers, are the professional publishing stewards of our growing library of critically-acclaimed franchises such as NBA 2K, 2K PGA, Battleborn, BioShock, Borderlands, The Quarry, The Darkness, Mafia, Sid Meier’s Civilization, Marvel’s Midnight Suns, WWE 2K, and XCOM.

At 2K, we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive work environment, which means encouraging our teams to Come as You Are and do your best work! We encourage ALL applicants to explore our global positions, even if they don’t meet every requirement for the role. If you're interested in the job and think you have what it takes to work at 2K, we encourage you to apply!

What We Need

Global Services, 2K's world-class in-house central resource agency, is seeking a mid to Sr level Technical Artist to support our portfolio of AAA games. You will be responsible for ensuring project quality and have the opportunity to contribute to multiple games as you'll work across the entire 2K portfolio, for studios worldwide. You'll provide high quality technical art tools, technology, and processes, in support of top-tier developers. This role is pivotal in developing the next generation of game content-creation services.

What You Will Do

  • Developing the custom tools, processes and pipelines vital to game assets and environments, performances, technical Art production, as improving quality and workflows efficiency.

  • Working closely with game artists, programmers, designers, to create high end graphics

  • Excel at meeting performance standards and visual quality

  • Monitor and optimise assets creation and in engine integration, identify inefficiencies and craft plans for performance improvements.

  • Excellent problem solving/ technical fire fighting

  • Collaborate with environment art, assets, shaders, material, lighting, VFX artists and train the team on asset pipeline and optimisation tools.

What You Will make you a great fit

  • 3 to 5+ years of technical art, game tools or equivalent experience, ideally having shipped one or more AAA titles

  • familiar with technical frame analysis, such as Pix or razor GPU

  • Excellent at cultivating positive working relationships with our internal partners and development teams.

  • Proficient in standard industry tools such as Autodesk Maya, blender, Zbrush, 3dsmax, Substance 3D, Houdini a plus, as Solid understanding of Game Engines such as Unreal and Unity

  • Experience optimising real-time 3D-graphics pipelines, as PBR rendering/lighting experience

  • Proficient in scripting languages scripting/ code system: C++, C#, Python, MEL), HLSL, GLSL or equivalent experience

  • Excellent artistic skills, a good eye, equally passionate about the Art side of the Technical Art craft

  • Expert at solving challenging graphics, assets, shaders, material, lighting, VFX visual and performance problems

  • Highly-motivated, driven, organized, energetic, and passionate for games

  • BS or MS degree in design, games-related or technical field a plus


2K Dublin offers a very competitive and attractive set of benefits

  • Free healthcare and dental, life insurance, pension

  • Employee stock purchase plan

  • Fitness reimbursement, wellbeing rewards programme

  • Taxsaver commuter ticket and cycle to work scheme

  • Free on site gym and personal trainer, physio & massages, snacks and catered lunch at the office

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform their essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us if you need reasonable accommodation.

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