AVAILABLE POSITIONS Senior Technical Artist

Zynga Austin is looking for a Senior Technical Artist to join the team that brings to life one of the most beloved franchises, Wizard of Oz Slots! We make the world’s most beautiful slots and do so in a fast-moving, supportive, and energetic environment. Our team consists of industry veterans from the casino and video game industry, giving us great depth and adaptability. 


Main Responsibilities 

The Sr Technical Artist will be working with a team of Designers, UX, Concept Artists, Animators, Producers and Software Engineers to develop beautiful and optimal game content in Cocos Engine. The Sr Technical Artist acts as liaison between engineering and all disciplines, responsible for the planning, implementation, documentation and optimization of art setups to support our game’s animation and design needs. A key member whose primary role is to support the team and the product and is expected to be proactive in their communication on a daily basis.


Additional duties include:

  • Creating/Modifying base projects for engineering implementation
  • Providing frequent support to artists, engineers and system designers 
  • Solving art related bugs and help identify if bugs are related to code or data
  • Auditing/Profiling asset performance 
  • Texture & Keyframe Optimization
  • Some tool scripting for productivity

Our ideal candidate is a great communicator, team player, and proactive problem solver. You draw from a range of skills to creatively determine solutions. You are a contributor of ideas, overseer of pipelines, and collaborator across discipline lines providing expertise and seeking out potential issues before they become problems. 

Desired Skills and Experience 

  • Effective communication with team members of varying disciplines including written documentation of pipeline processes
  • 3+ years experience in game development
  • Understanding of optimizing art assets for memory and performance considerations
  • A passion for video games
  • An appreciation for Casino games, especially video slots       
  • Experience with version control software such as Perforce and Git
  • Core Adobe Creative Suite skills
  • Insatiable thirst for technical challenges
  • A passion for supporting your peers and empowering them to do their job effectively and efficiently
  • Some proficiency with OO Programming languages such as Objective C, C++ or C#
  • Some knowledge creating shaders for a game engine
  • Have an understanding of Animation and VFX experience is a plus

What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary and generous bonus plan
  • 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, color, 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: Austin, TX, Chicago, IL, Eugene, OR, Toronto, Canada

Connected Worker Type: Connected, Onsite

Requisition Id: P212345

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