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Technical Artist

Company: Keyword Studios
Location: Hoffman Estates
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Job Description:

We are Keywords Studios. The video games industry represents the pinnacle of interactive digital content. At Keywords, we are using our passion for games, technology and media to create a global services platform for video games and beyond. We aim to become the "go to" provider of technical services.
High Voltage is searching for a highly skilled Technical Artist to join our team. A successful candidate should have a broad knowledge of art creation for games. They should understand modeling, texturing and animation fundamentals. They should be able to combine geometry, materials, effects and Unreal Engine Blueprints to create complex art. They should be able to work with a large team supporting the more technical aspects of creating art.

Responsibilities :
Create complex materials for characters, weapons and environments.
Establish workflows and tools for other artists to utilize when making unique assets.
Execute on a range of visual effects styles from realistic to stylized
Work with engineers and artists to optimize content for many platforms.
Use basic Blueprint knowledge to implement work for projects.
Aid with new tool development using Blueprint scripts within Unreal Engine.
Manage multiple complex tasks.
Test and verify your work on target hardware.
*All positions are located in either Illinois, Louisiana, Indiana, or New York. Therefore relocation is necessary.
Must have a strong reel/portfolio showing executed game tech art.
Good understanding of real time rendering practices in a PBR environment and node-based material editors.
Experience modeling in Maya/max/blender, sculpting in Zbrush, and using texturing packagers such as Substance Designer and Painter
Expertise in one aspect of technical game development with abilities in secondary areas such as modeling, effects, animation, or lighting
Desire to work with a team, supporting other content creators such as environment art, hard surface art, character art, etc.
Familiarity with modern game engines like Unreal Engine and modern game art pipelines.
Experience developing for multiple platforms.
Understanding of FX/animation principles (especially for the UE's Niagara system) is a major plus.
Understanding of basic game logic and Blueprints. Scripting experience using Blueprints, MEL or Python are a major plus.
Ability to light and render in Unreal Engine.
Shipped game title experience
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Must be able to take critique and art direction
Passion for video games
Minimum Requirements:
Three (3) years of experience.
Links to portfolio
Multiple openings for this position.If you'd like to be part of building a visually stunning game and this sounds like a challenge for which you've been looking, we'd love to hear from you. Please submit your resume with a portfolio and we'll be in touch soon.Only online artwork submissions are accepted.Must be willing to complete an art test. *All positions are located in either Illinois, Louisiana, Indiana, or New York. Therefore relocation is necessary.

How can High Voltage supercharge your future?
High Voltage Software is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by Federal, State or local law. Benefits
Competitive salary
Competitive benefits package including medical, dental and vision
PTO and Corporate holidays
401k Matching

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