Technical Artist

Our client develops and sells game software at both national and international level. Their core competences are game design, as well as programming, hosting and maintaining online and client games. Currently, their focus lies on Unreal3 and Unreal4 development for PC and Next Gen consoles. This role is located in Langen/Hesse, Germany.

Since their foundation, the company released more than 60 product versions which have been published in more than a dozen languages. Initially, their emphasis was on client based games, but making online games soon became a second mainstay. With more than 50 employees they are currently creating a development team for our 2nd unannounced production.

For their PC/Online production in Langen/Hesse they are currently looking for:-
A technical artist you have a great passion for games and art but also a good understanding of technical topics. You are responsible for asset integration and developing/maintaining the according tool chain. This position is technical support for the artists and also the outsourcing manager on technical questions. Together with the engineering and level design team the development of shaders and visual effects is the other main responsibility of this position. Evaluation of new tools and technologies is a very important aspect of this position. You would be involved in a highly motivated agile team in which your opinion counts.

Your tasks:
• Development of tools and workflows for asset integration
• Implementation of performance improvements on asset side
• Development of shaders and visual effects
• Creation and estimating of tasks and user stories
• Evaluation of new technologies and tools
• Communicating and supporting with other departments

Requirements:
• 2-3 years’ experience in game development, preferably PC and online games
• Expert knowledge in use of Autodesk Maya / 3ds Max
• High experience in Shader and FX development
• Experienced in Python / MaxScript
• Experience in the use of Unreal Engine, especially basic knowledge about new Unreal Engine 4 features is a plus
• You are a problem solver who stays cool even when dealing with temporary high workloads
• High affinity to games, internet and multimedia
• Fluent in English
• EU citizen or a valid working permit for Germany is required
What the company offer:
• A responsible and challenging position in a dynamic business
• Our team of more than 50 employees contributes to a nice and cooperative working atmosphere
• Flat hierarchies make for quick decision-making
• Interesting game projects with many different, diverse and challenging tasks
• Appropriate payment