AVAILABLE POSITIONS Principal / Senior Technical Artist – Blockchain / NFT

Our mission within Zynga Blockchain Games is to empower players to invest, own, and earn through fun, high-quality blockchain games they can trust. If you want to help shape the future of gaming with a world-class team, we look forward to hearing from you.

Zynga is looking for a best-in-class PRINCIPAL / SENIOR TECHNICAL ARTIST to join the new Blockchain organization and support the Visual Direction across the ZBC portfolio. This work encompasses Technical Art Investigation to support the game’s Creative Direction at all stages of development from pre-dev to live-ops. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with Art and Engineering to drive the balance of quality and technical needs.
  • Support and help identify technical opportunities to grow and evolve the Blockchain business.
  • Enforce optimal performance, visual quality, and efficiency of the game’s final visual assets.
  • A strategic problem solver, you will be able to define effective processes for the future of tech art and translate strategies into achievable plans.
  • Create, maintain, and communicate technical art guidelines and implementation techniques with team members.
  • Maintain a clean, optimized project repo and audit assets as needed.
  • Develop, maintain, and troubleshoot the technical art pipeline.
  • Profile art content and gameplay to provide and implement solutions to address performance issues.
  • Our ideal candidate is a great communicator and proactive problem solver that recognizes the need for robust technical assessment and forecasting of future tool needs.
  • Working with the Creative Director, the Production and Leads team, you will ensure the predictable delivery of technology and art features, that translate your strategy into effective and achievable tactics. 

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Effective communication with team members of varying disciplines including written documentation of pipeline processes.
  • 4+ years of experience in use of game engines.
  • Intermediate skills with 3D rigging using 3D software such as 3dsMax, Maya, etc. 
  • Scripting knowledge including, but not limited to: JavaScript, TypeScript, HTML5, Python.
  • Base knowledge of W2 and W3, NFT, and Blockchain.
  • Understanding of optimizing 3D and 2D assets for memory and performance considerations.
  • Technical background in developing scripts, Photoshop actions, and other automation tools vital for art implementation and optimization.
  • Proven experience in game development including multiple shipped titles.
  • Experience with profiling tools, version control, and best practices relating to use and setup.
  • Experience writing and modifying shaders.
  • Core Adobe Creative Suite skills, including the Adobe Substance 3D Collection.
  • Experience in Animation and VFX is a plus.
  • Experience with C#, MEL, MAXscript, and CSS is a plus.

​​What we offer you:

  •   Competitive salary, bonus plan, Zynga RSU’s (Restricted Stock Units), ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  •   401K Company Match Contribution
  •   Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits
  •   Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
  •   Family planning support program
  •   Generous paid maternity/parental leave
  •   Subsidized Back-up child care
  •   Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  •   Flexible working hours on many teams
  •   Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups
  •   Work with cool people and impact millions of daily players

Hiring Update: The safety of our candidates and team members is our top priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our workforce transitioned to working from home, with all interviewing and onboarding being conducted virtually until further notice.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse and talented workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome job-seekers, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds to join us!

We will consider all qualified job-seekers with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities in order to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at AccommodationRequest@zynga.com to request an accommodation associated with your application for an open position.

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Careers Category: Art & Animation

Careers location: Remote, US

Connected Worker Type: Connected, Onsite, Offsite

Requisition ID: P210659

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Zynga does not engage in financial exchanges during the recruitment or onboarding process. We do not conduct job interviews over third-party messaging apps such as Telegram, WhatsApp or others. We will never ask you for your personal or financial information over unofficial chat channels. Our in-house recruitment team only contacts individuals via official company email addresses (i.e., via a zynga.com or naturalmotion.com email domain).

If you believe you have been the victim of a scam, you may wish to contact the authorities. In the United States, you may file a complaint with the FBI. More information is available here: https://www.ic3.gov