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Ubisoft Düsseldorf is home to nearly 500 people, making up several teams dedicated to deliver AAA excellence and innovation across a wide portfolio of games and technologies.

Job Description

The Senior Technical Artist will be responsible for developing, supporting, and documenting the pipeline and techniques used by art and technical art teams to ship engaging, high quality VR games within the platform constraints.

What you will do:

  • Develop new and improve existing tools

  • Problem solving for key production issues

  • Recognizing inefficiencies and pipeline issues and identifies solutions

  • Profiling & performance optimization

  • Daily support for Art and Tech teams

  • Enabling other team members to achieve tasks in an efficient & consistent manner

  • Developing tools & scripts for 3D/2D packages and in-house tools

  • Creation & maintenance of documentation for Technical Art features and tools

  • Profiling, analysing and optimizing world content and spaces

  • Provide the junior members of the team with mentorship

  • Collaborate with Tech-Art Department, Art-Department, Programmers, Level Designers, Technical Level Designers

Qualifications

What you bring:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in video-game production as a Technical Artist

  • A great ability to think creatively to overcome technical challenges

  • Experience and understanding of art pipelines for game creation

  • Advanced skills working with a commercial or in-house 3D engine, preferably Unity

  • Advanced programming skills in preferably C#, or Python

  • Experience and understanding of 3DSMax or Maya

  • Familiarity with the creation of user-friendly tools and/or systems

  • Clear understanding of art optimization techniques for mobile platforms

  • Proactive communication skills, while being able to work effectively cross-discipline

  • Strong organizational skills and a high level of autonomy

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Houdini in game pipelines

  • Experience developing shaders in code or with graphs

  • Experience shipping a game for mobile or VR platforms

  • Knowledge on rigging and/or technical animation

  • Experience with Substance Designer in game pipelines

  • Experience being involved in recruitment or mentoring junior members of a team

What to send our way:

  • Your CV, highlighting your education, experience and skills

  • Portfolio with examples of your previous work/projects. You may do so by providing a link to an online portfolio or attaching documents to your resume. All portfolios must contain a detailed breakdown of the work. It must be clear what you, the applicant, are responsible for in your reel, portfolio, screenshots, etc.

Additional Information

Your benefits:

  • Relocation Support: We offer financial support in form of a cash allowance and assistance with accommodation search and settle-in support via our relocation partner, for international candidates we offer visa assistance

  • Ubisoft Blue Byte Academy: We offer multiple opportunities for you to discover your full potential and develop yourself in various areas. Guest speakers from the industry, workshops and access to our training and development platform

  • Discounted Games: Discount on employee game orders & free Ubisoft games on Ubisoft Connect

  • Monthly Mobility Budget: 80€ per month that can be used on bicycle lease, parking spot rental or public transportation ticket

  • Up To 350€ Childcare Support Per Child Per Month: In addition, we also offer 5 ‘care for ill children days’ per child per year

  • Self-study And Training Hours: You have access to our in-house library

  • Company Pension Scheme

  • Gym Subsidy: We contribute 50% (up to a maximum amount of 25€) towards the monthly cost of a gym membership of your choice

  • Flexible Working Hours: We have core working times between 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM and the distribution of the other hours is up to you

  • Hybrid Work Model: Provides the flexibility to combine working from the studio and your home within Germany

  • 26 Days Paid Vacation Per Year: Additionally, you will get half a day off on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve and approximately 11 bank holidays in the Düsseldorf region

  • Corporate Benefits Web Portal: With employee discount programs for affiliated retailers, shops and service providers

We offer a highly motivating challenge for team players interested in showing personal initiative in an innovative and international company. If you are passionate about video games and would like to join an industry leader - please apply via our career portal.

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