Limit Break is hiring a
Technical Artist in Japan

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Technical Artist
🏢 Limit Break
💵 ~$182k-$234k
📍Japan
📅 Posted on Jul 11, 2024

Summary

The job is for a Lead Technical Artist at Limit Break, a blockchain gaming company. The role involves optimizing the art pipeline, partnering with teams to design and implement solutions, creating tools for artists, collaborating with teams to enforce performance budgets, troubleshooting pipeline issues, leading a team of technical artists, identifying opportunities to incorporate new technologies, advocating for the department's goals, and advising on graphics systems and middleware packages. The candidate should have 3+ years of production and development experience in games or related industries, 2+ years experience working in Unity, Unreal, or similar engines in a technical art capacity, 1+ years of experience building and managing technical art teams, expertise in profiling and optimizing art assets, proficiency in developing scripts, tools, and programs for art-related pipelines, knowledge of all art disciplines, and excellent communication skills.

Requirements

  • Passion for iterative design and peer-to-peer culture
  • Experience defining and creating new tools for Artists to increase iterative speed
  • 3+ years of production and development experience in games or related industries
  • 2+ years experience working in Unity, Unreal, or similar engines in a technical art capacity
  • 1+ years of experience building and managing technical art teams of 3+ people
  • Shipped 1+ AAA or large-scale mobile games
  • Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills to act as a liaison between art and engineering teams
  • Expert-level familiarity with at least one or more industry-level DCC applications. (Maya, Max, Blender, Modo)
  • Expertise in profiling and optimizing art assets for memory and performance considerations
  • Proficiency in developing scripts, tools, and programs for art-related pipelines and workflows, written in Python/C# or similar languages
  • Knowledge of all art disciplines including concept, character, animation, environment, VFX, UI, lighting, shading, and rendering

Responsibilities

  • Establish and champion processes, pipelines, and best practices for 2D / 3D art content pipelines and workflows, including tools and automation
  • Partner with the art and engineering teams to define, design, implement and maintain effective solutions empowering the creative team to provide quality, high fidelity experiences in our games and experiences with sustainable memory and performance considerations
  • Create tools and pipelines for artists and game designers that will enable artists to efficiently test their ideas and implement their artwork in-engine
  • Collaborate with art and client engineering teams to identify, define, and enforce performance budgets, requirements, and other validations for art assets in the game
  • Troubleshoot pipeline issues and solve core problems in cooperation with the development team
  • Assist in defining the Technical Art Teams roadmap
  • Lead/mentor/train a team of technical artists to build an effective toolchain to empower the Art team’s ownership over the pipeline
  • Identify opportunities to incorporate new technologies and techniques to maximize art workflow efficiencies and empower the creative team to express their vision in our products
  • Advocate for the department's goals and desires. Remove roadblocks and raise concerns
  • Advise on, research, and explore a variety of graphics systems and middleware packages

Preferred Qualifications

  • Broad interest in real-time rendering technologies and art asset creation tools
  • Experience in managing real-time rendering, run-time analytics, and optimization
  • Experience scheduling, scoping, and/or distributing technical work
  • Experience with procedurally created or generated content
  • Worked with cinematic, cut-scenes, or high-quality offline rendering teams and pipelines
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