Technical Artist

Posted 29 August 2023
Salary £350 - £450 per day
Job type Contract
Contact NameAlfie Duke

Job description

Technical Artist

Start Date: ASAP - (4 week notice period Max)
Contract Length: 6 Months + Extension
Location: London - Flexible Working Model
Pay: £350 - £450 per day INSIDE IR35 via PAYE

I am working with a Global Leading Tech Leader who is looking for an experienced Technical Artist. A Technical Artist is the key bridge between artists and engineers, and Creative Engineering is currently looking for a passionate team member to closely work with a multidisciplinary team to build new cutting-edge social experiences in Augmented Reality.

In this role, you will be creating complex and optimized experiences across a variety of my client's products.

Ideally, we are looking for someone that would be able to start this project as soon as possible, however, we can accommodate a reasonable notice period, of four weeks maximum.

The Role

  • Partner closely with the engineering and design teams to develop content across a range of devices and give feedback on Tooling.
  • Implement runtime logic within a complex real-time environment with performance limitations in mind.
  • Prototype, profile and optimize custom shaders.
  • Optimize content through enhancing performance and instructing the artists and designers on asset creation, modelling and texturing best practices.
  • Develop broad technical expertise to assist in a wide variety of technical and artistic tasks, including diagnosing and fixing bugs.
  • Quickly solve issues with cross-functional leads.
  • Thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Design, manage and maintain the pipeline from artists and designers through to deployment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Demonstrated expertise at understanding inner workings of a real-time game engine (Unity, Unreal, etc)
  • Experience with game/real-time profiling and optimization techniques.
  • Experience with real-time scripting.
  • Experience in shader languages (GLSL, ShaderLab, HLSL).
  • Experience shipping products with stringent runtime performance constraints, such as complex mobile or 3D applications or games.
  • Experience collaborating on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience communicating across team members including engineers and artists.
  • Experience in real-time content authoring (characters/environments/VFX/animation/lighting).
  • Experience working with version control systems (Git, Perforce, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Deep knowledge of low level real-time graphics pipeline concepts.
  • Being passionate and informed about emerging technologies.
  • Self-motivated, product thinking mindset.