Ubisoft is looking for a highly talented, motivated, and experienced person to work with us on XDefiant, a new multiplatform online multiplayer action game based in our San Francisco studio. XDefiant is a free-to-play, fast-paced arena shooter that combines intense gunplay with personalized loadouts and specialized factions, as teams of gunfighters battle for domination.
We are seeking a senior tools / pipeline technical artist to join our development team on XDefiant. Along with your passion for games, you will work with the Technical Art and Animation teams to improve workflows and build systems that streamline art assets throughout the development process.
You’ll also be part of the diverse Ubisoft San Francisco team. We embrace a variety of work situations based on what is best for the team, and we welcome people working in our SF office, remotely within the continental US, or some combination of the two. We put a priority on supporting our team members and what makes them happiest and most productive.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Design, develop and implement tools to manage art assets into the game engine, automate production software tracking and data, and ensure that assets are optimized
You will support artists and resolve technical issues as they arise during production, and guide on best practices to ensure consistency in process and data-flow between departments and teams
Be part of a dedicated team of tech artists to build and enhance a core pipeline for Art and our Animation teams
Support Art and Animation throughout production process and remove technical roadblocks as arise
Automate and optimize inefficient workflows and processes
Develop tools and systems across departments and serve as the liaison between art and engineering
Collaborate with engineers on technical design and workflow solutions
WHAT YOU'LL BRING
Senior level of experience as a tools and pipeline technical artist in the games industry or similar
Experience with 3d game engines
Advanced knowledge of Python scripting
Expertise in applications like Maya, Houdini, Designer
UX / UI experience
Excellent communication skills and ability to translate between technical and artistic language
Experience working in R&D environments
Experience with C++
Experience with production management software such as JIRA, Shotgun, etc.
Experience with Motion Capture pipelines and workflows
WHAT YOU'LL GET
Medical, dental, and vision coverage
Employer HSA contribution to fully cover your deductible (with enrollment in a HSA eligible medical plan)
Paid vacation, holiday and wellness time
Fitness, physical challenge, and eSports competition reimbursements
Ginger emotional support app for you and your adult dependents with up to 10 sessions per year of video-based therapy and psychiatry services
Membership to One Medical
Rocket Lawyer online legal service membership
Paid parental leave
Paid time off to volunteer
Pawternity – paid time off to bond with a newly adopted pet
Sabbatical leave available after 5 years of employment
Access to all of the latest Ubisoft games for PC
Generous discount on new Ubisoft games
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guideline
MORE ABOUT US
Ubisoft is composed of over 21,000 talented people located in 45+ development studios and offices across the globe. With more than 80% of our teams dedicated to creation, Ubisoft is the biggest in-house creative force in the industry.
Ubisoft’s worldwide network of video game development studios and business offices work hand-in-hand each day to deliver rich and innovative gaming experiences that reflect the creativity and diversity of their teams. This cross-studio collaboration model means every team member has the opportunity to participate in challenging projects based on iconic brands including Assassin's Creed®, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege®, Tom Clancy's The Division®, For Honor®, Rabbids®, Rayman®, Watch Dogs®, Far Cry®, The Crew®, Just Dance® and more. Ubisoft is a global leader in the video games and entertainment software industry.
We are committed to enriching player’s lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. We create worlds where people can express themselves, explore and discover new possibilities.
Are you looking to work with enthusiastic experts who are tackling game-changing challenges in entertainment and beyond? At Ubisoft, we offer an open environment where bright ideas are given a chance to shine, and everyone is eager to share knowledge.
The San Francisco base salary range for this full-time position is $112,000 - $140,000. The base pay offered may vary based on a candidate’s geographic region, qualifications, skills and experience among other factors. Compensation details reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, stock options, or benefits.
Skills and competencies show up in different forms and can be based on different experiences, that's why we strongly encourage you to apply even though you may not have all the requirements listed above.
At Ubisoft, you can come as you are. We embrace diversity in all its forms. We’re committed to fostering a work environment that is inclusive and respectful of all differences. Ubisoft is committed to creating an inclusive work environment that reflects the diversity of our player community. We are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.
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