Senior Technical Artist
Blizzard Entertainment | Irvine CA 92602 USA | Full Time | Posted: 03/07/2013
Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an individual to serve as senior technical artist for a team focused on next-generation massively multiplayer online (MMO) games. The ideal candidate has a broad range of technical art experience coupled with leadership capabilities. The senior technical artist must possess expert level knowledge on subjects such as Maya tool development, character rigging, pipeline design, or special FX. The ideal candidate must be able to manage complex tasks and foster an environment of excitement and creativity for a group of peers who are excited about making great games. The candidate must also have an interest in a future role with management responsibilities.
Coordinate day to day operations of a large technical art team in conjunction with the department manager
Execute, and / or coordinate the department’s most demanding and complex tasks
Able to advance a strategic vision for the entire project in conjunction with the department manager.
Interface with department leads, key stake holders, and production team members.
Assist the department manager in overseeing schedules, critiquing work, mentoring, and fostering the long term growth for technical artists.
A minimum of 5 years of experience in game development
Experience as a senior technical artist
Broad base of knowledge and experience with technical art or game art development
Self-motivated, solid communication skills, and a great team-player attitude
Excellent problem solving skills
Solid knowledge of Maya, Photoshop, and 3D engines in general
Thorough understanding of game development pipelines from concept to completion
Familiarity with at least one development language such mel, python, c#, or c++
Strong interest in a future management role
Passion for video games
Have shipped a AAA PC, or console title as a Senior Technical Artist
Experience with visual FX, or particle animation
Experience with shader development
This job listing originated on Gamasutra.com, the game industry's leader.
|Location||Irvine, CA, 92602, United States|
|Categories||Art / Animation|
|How to apply||Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.|