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Established in 2020, the Singapore Studio is Riot’s second international game development studio. Our mission is to “scale Riot’s games to hyper-serve players.” Riot has been expanding our footprint in Asia and accelerating our talent growth to develop games that deliver great experiences to our players.

We partner with our LA headquarters on game development for League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, VALORANT, and 2XKO. The Singapore Studio is seeking talented, passionate Rioters with backgrounds in all areas of game development to build games that make it better to be a player.

We’re focused on working together to promote individual autonomy, ownership, collaboration, and inclusivity, so every Rioter can be their best while we boldly pursue games.

That’s where you come in.

At the Riot Singapore Efficiency team, we're driven by innovation and optimization. Our team harnesses the power of Machine Learning approaches and Artificial Intelligence to reimagine the way we build games. By leveraging cutting-edge technology, we aim to streamline development processes, enhance creative workflows, which finally deliver immersive experiences to players around the globe. Join us in pushing the boundaries of what's possible in game development and shaping the future of interactive entertainment.

We are seeking a talented and experienced Senior Technical Artist with a strong background in building pipelines, optimizing them, and providing innovative approaches to join our Efficiency team. As a Technical Artist, you will primarily focus on creating tools and workflows to accelerate artists' pipelines in our live video games. In addition, you will collaborate with producers, game designers, and engineers from our live game teams. Your expertise will play a crucial role in pushing our Machine Learning-driven experiments and prototypes to become visually stunning, performant, and seamlessly integrated as production tools to aid in the continuous development of our video games.

Responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of the ML and AI iteration loop, which includes overseeing dataset creation, contributing to technical discovery and prototyping, providing support for model tuning, and assisting in model management. While not directly involved in model building, you will facilitate dataset provision and contribute to prototyping and user experience enhancements.

  • Collaborate closely with game teams and artists to identify workflow bottlenecks and areas for improvement.

  • Design, develop, and maintain tools to streamline the creation, iteration, and integration of artistic assets in our live video games.

  • Implement automated processes and workflows to enhance efficiency and productivity for artists working with Machine Learning-generated content.

  • Provide technical support and assistance to artists using the tools you develop, ensuring they have the resources they need to succeed.

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest tools, techniques, and best practices in technical art and tools development.

  • Provide mentorship and guidance to data scientists on technical best practices for artistic approaches.

  • Present products to non-technical partners and collaborators

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Graphics, or a related field, or equivalent professional experience

  • At least 3 years of experience in game development

  • Strong proficiency in 3D art creation tools such as SideFX Houdini, Maya, Blender, 3ds Max, with a focus on deep understanding of internals, including industry-standard file/data formats, and experience with plugin implementation.

  • Proficiency in scripting and programming languages such as Python, C#, or C++

  • Experience with game engines such as Unreal Engine, Unity, or equivalent proprietary engines

  • Proven track record of developing tools and workflows to accelerate artists' pipelines in live video game environments

  • Knowledge of AI and Machine Learning techniques, particularly as they relate to game development, is a plus

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

  • Strong problem-solving abilities and attention to detail

Our Perks:

  • Full relocation support

  • Full health insurance for you, your spouse, and children

  • Open paid time off

  • Retirement benefits with company matching

  • Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability

  • Play Fund so you can broaden and deepen your knowledge of our players and community through games

  • We will double down on your donations of time and money to non-profits

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes the delight of players. We will be looking at your past studies, experience, and your personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about players' experiences, this could be your role!