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WarnerMedia

Lead Technical Designer

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WarnerMedia
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Knutsford

Company Overview:

WarnerMedia is a powerful portfolio of iconic entertainment, news, and sports brands. We bring people, technology, and the world’s best storytellers together to drive culture and meaningful connection. We believe the enduring power of stories can open our eyes to the world, to each other, and to new and different perspectives.

Join us. Shape your story here.

Main Responsibilities:

Level specific:

  • Leading level reviews alongside the Gameplay Art director & Head of LEGO Integration, feeding back on interactive gameplay assets, puzzles and set piece implementation, with a view to achieving high quality content.
  • The design, construction, rigging and animation of level specific, set-piece & incidental LEGO game assets as required / specified by Game and/or Level Director
  • Setup/triggering of level specific LEGO game assets and level/puzzle flow via in-house editors.

General:

  • Assisting in driving forward nTT tech, working with Game Mechanics, Game Technology and Tool Programmers, providing feedback on new tools, systems and mechanics.
  • Provide coaching to Senior Gameplay Artists, Gameplay Artists and Junior Gameplay Artists where appropriate.
  • Layout of level geometry based on design documentation and direction provided by the assigned Level Director.
  • Optimisation of level specific, interactive gameplay assets and LODing where required across platforms.
  • Undertake relevant on-the-job training where required and keep up-to-date with industry advancements and technologies.

Line Management Responsibilities:

  • Identifying and ensuring that all employee relations matters (including absence, performance and conduct) are dealt with in line with Company policies and procedures and in liaison with Human Resources
  • Creative and Technical direction of the Gameplay Artist team.
  • Ensuring adequate staffing levels to cover for absence and throughout crunch periods
  • Carrying out local inductions and probationary reviews for all new starters to ensure competence in the full range of tasks they are required to undertake
  • Delegating work to employees and monitoring output
  • Regularly reviewing employee performance through appraisals and 1-2-1’s to ensure performance targets and expected behaviours are delivered
  • Providing / arranging any required on-the-job training and coaching

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Relevant degree or equivalent level qualification.
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills
  • Good working knowledge and proficiency in Maya
  • Solid understanding of game editing tools and software.
  • Practical and methodical approach to both technical and creative problem-solving
  • Demonstrates dependability and commitment to projects / tasks
  • Flexible approach with the ability to adapt with change
  • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines

The Perks:

  • Exclusive WarnerMedia events and advance screenings
  • Paid time off every year to volunteer for eligible employees
  • Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
  • Access to in-house learning and development resources
  • Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands

Warner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.