Intrepid Studios is looking for a Senior Technical Artist who is adept in creating tools, scripts, and processes to support our art department in the development of our epic MMORPG Ashes of Creation. We are looking for a detail-oriented developer with hands-on Unreal 4 experience with the skills and passion to empower artists, animators and designers to prototype and finish AAA games.
Drive the development of advanced tools and scripts that enhance and streamline processes
Focus on Character Pipeline and assets
Work as the bridge between engineering and art to optimize tools and graphics features
Ensure art assets can be easily integrated into the game without sacrificing the artistic vision or exceeding technical limitations
Develop character pipeline and workflows within the game engine and Maya package
Pre-production planning to define and address technical design requirements and issues
Review technology deficiencies for the art department
Additional duties as assigned
5+ years of experience creating complex character-based rigs and supporting the technical aspects of game art development
Bachelor’s Degree in arts or engineering or equivalent ability or experience
Robust knowledge of Maya and Motionbuilder
Strong understanding of techniques and technologies relating to character rigging and animation
Experience building tools to improve animation and automate character pipelines
Knowledge of all stages of asset creation as required by a game development pipeline
Unreal Engine experience
MEL and Python scripting experience
Batch processing and Middleware management tools
Ability to analyze artists’ needs and effectively develop tools to address them
Strong communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills
Additional Considerations (Pluses):
Facial Expression pipeline experience
Published Console or PC game project experience
Experience with Houdini
Experience with Terrain Systems
Required Application Materials:
Cover Letter which should include:
Why you are interested in working at Intrepid
What games you are currently playing
Founded in 2015, Intrepid Studios is the independent developer and publisher of the upcoming and Most Anticipated MMORPG, Ashes of Creation. Based in beautiful Southern California, Intrepid has assembled a veteran AAA team of tremendous talent and experience in the MMORPG industry. The gaming industry can be a turbulent storm of hiring cycles and layoffs. We’ve set out to do something different, to break this cycle and create an independent studio capable of withstanding the chaos of this industry. We’ve brought on-board a team of professionals that hold a diverse set of skills, and who all share a singular goal: making fun games. The studio is designed to be an open place for collaboration and communication, a place that is conducive to team building and success. Our goal is to build a family that will laugh together, play together, succeed together, and stay together.
All posted positions are full-time with generous medical benefit options covered 100% by employer for employees and dependents plus paid vacation & sick days, and 401k with matching. Please note that while positions are currently remote due to the COVID-19 situation, they are expected to be on-site at our San Diego studio when regular office practices resume.
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