Technical Art Director

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Playstation

Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Bluepoint Games has begun the exciting work of original development and seeks passionate, industry-leading talent to join our pursuit in crafting Game-of-the-Year quality titles. Our studio is renowned for critically acclaimed titles that exceeded what the world expected of us, from the remaster of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, to the remake of Shadow of the Colossus, and most recently the PS5 launch title Demon's Souls.

Bluepoint Games is looking for a TECHNICAL ART DIRECTOR to join our team on a full time basis. Tackle the most complex asset challenges and join us in developing a world-class workflow to unleash the potential of our art team in developing AAA titles.

Please note: This is not an entry-level or mid-level position.

Responsibilities

  • Lead and grow a team of Technical Artists

  • Inspire, mentor, and support the Tech Art team

  • Meet with Technical Artists on a regular basis to share information and updates, enforce standards, set benchmarks, and give feedback

  • Manage and develop powerful and efficient workflows for the Art and Design teams

  • Research and help develop new technologies

  • Create new techniques and procedures to improve game asset quality

  • Help improve and refine shader, texture, lighting quality

  • Identify and fix pipeline issues

  • Analyze and improve art asset inefficiencies to optimize console performance

  • Write documentation about art tools and workflows

  • Act as a liaison between Engineering and the Art departments

  • Assist with solving daily production challenges

  • Work with the Production department to define a schedule and assign tasks

Requirements

  • At least 7 years of professional experience in the games industry with at least one shipped title as a Lead Technical Artist

  • Must have prior experience leading a team of Technical Artists

  • Complete understanding of current generation game workflows and pipelines

  • An overall understanding of all Art related disciplines including environment, character, VFX, UX, lighting, shading, and rendering

  • Strong problem solving and trouble-shooting skills

  • Experience working with multiple game engines

  • Interest in learning a custom proprietary game engine

  • Have the ability to learn and then teach newly acquired knowledge

  • Expert knowledge of Maya Maya scripting experience in Python

  • Working knowledge of Houdini

Preferences

  • Expert knowledge of Houdini

  • Experience with Substance Painter and Designer

  • Shader authoring skills (HLSL, GLSL, CGFX) knowledge

  • Knowledge of C++, C#, Javascript, or other programming languages

Equal Opportunity Statement:

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We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

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Date posted: 2022-07-23