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Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Pipeline Technical Artist to join its In-Game Cinematics department. This technical artist will work closely with Production Artists, In-Game’s Technical Artists, and Engineers to design and improve workflows, build tools, and provide technical support for the various In-Game Cinematics projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate Artists’ needs to identify issues, understand, and support them

  • Create, maintain, and improve production tools and workflows

  • Liaise with our game team partners on shared issues and tooling

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficiency in technical problem solving

  • Some experience in game or vfx development crafting tools outside of rigging

  • Knowledge of Python with experience creating workflows and tools

  • Ability to take initiative and work independently

  • Strong desire to function in a technical support role

Desired Qualifications:

  • PyQt/PySide development experience

  • Tool development experience for DCCs, especially Maya & 3D Studio Max

  • An understanding of game development workflows & processes

Pluses:

  • Redshift and/or Katana experience

  • Additional development languages (C#, C/C++, or Lua)

  • A passion for Blizzard Games and Cinematics

Required Application Materials:

  • Please provide a PDF resume, demo reel or link to samples of work and descriptive breakdown of contributions

You may be asked to complete a code test

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!

Blizzard Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against based on disability.

COVID-19 Hiring Update: We’ve transitioned to a work-from-home model and we’re continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options. Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.