AVAILABLE POSITIONS Senior Technical Artist – Echtra Games

Echtra Games is looking for a Senior Technical Artist to join our growing team on a new cross platform ARPG project. We are seeking a character-focused Tech Artist to own the process of getting our characters from modeling to animation. Our ideal candidate is a great communicator, teammate, and proactive problem solver.

We are a small game studio in San Francisco with a team of veteran game developers.  At Echtra, we value diversity and support work-life balance. We have great benefits, an open vacation policy, and flexible schedules.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Design, test, and maintain character and creature rig setups in Maya.
  • Create scripts and custom tools to optimize the character creation pipeline.
  • Create, maintain, and communicate technical art guidelines and implementation techniques with other team members.
  • Help tackle any art related bugs, working closely with the character team.

Requirements: 

  • Experience shipping a game in a major engine such as Unreal.
  • Intermediate skills with 3D modeling, rigging, and UV texturing with professional 3D software such as Maya or ZBrush.
  • Experience writing tools for artists in Python, MEL, or a specific scripting language supported by an authoring package such as Maya, ZBrush, Substance Designer or Painter.
  • Understanding of optimizing 3D assets for memory and performance, considerations including techniques for generating multiple LODs and texturing strategies for packing and creating atlases.
  • Experience creating materials for Unreal and strong understanding of shaders and light and rendering models.
  • Experience working in Perforce or other source control software.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Pluses: 

  • Familiarity with C++ or Python for use in creating tools or components in Unreal Engine Editor is a huge plus.
  • Have an understanding of Animation, Rigging, and VFX pipelines.

What we offer you

  • Competitive salary and generous bonus 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

  • Flexible working hours

  • Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups

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Careers Category: Art & Animation

Careers location: Bay Area, CA, Remote, US

Connected Worker Type: Connected, Onsite, Offsite

Requisition ID: P211457

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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