Technical Artist

Technical Artist

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TECHNICAL ARTIST

Join the team behind the runaway hit “Wizard of Oz Slots!” 

Help create fun, delightful, stylized games for mobile devices. The Technical Artist ensures that art and animation are optimized by the use of technical processes, systems and software, and acts as a bridge between Artists and Developers.  The Technical Artist is a key contributor to insure the art pipeline is efficient, robust and supported by world class tools. Technical Artists play an instrumental role both in the development of new games and additionally, with games that are being run live as a service.

Zynga Inc. is a leading developer of the world's most popular social games that are played by more than 100 million monthly consumers. The company has created evergreen franchises such as FarmVilleZynga Casino andWords With Friends. Zynga's NaturalMotion, an Oxford-based mobile game and technology developer, is the creator of hit mobile games in popular entertainment categories, including CSR RacingCSR Classics and ClumsyNinja. Zynga games have been played by more than 1 billion people around the world and are available on a number of global platforms including Apple iOS, Google Android, Facebook and Zynga.com.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Pipeline creation and maintenance – manage artist tool-set, exporter scripts and tools creation
  • Able to create efficient game rigs for various types of characters and models; proficient with skinning and weighting
  • Support various art team disciplines with tools and technical assistance
  • Writes software and scripts necessary for art implementation and optimization
  • Develops solutions to various production problems relating to the creation and implementation of art assets
  • Ability to create quick prototypes; experience with After Effects, Premiere, Flash, Unity
  • Make sprites and other types of 2D art assets if required
  • Desktop support and troubleshooting for artists and game assets 
  • Understands animation timing and particle implementation
  • A passion for social casino games

 

Desired Skills:

  • Shipped/released at least three games on major platforms
  • Photoshop, CocosBuilder, Unity, After effects and compositing 
  • Basic scripting and tool documentation
  • Awareness of object-oriented programming and design
  • Experience designing and working with art pipelines and tool distribution to a team
  • Ability to assess feature requests for compliance with art budgets and standards
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills between art and tech 
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