Senior Technical Artist - Rooster Teeth

Austin, TX
Content & Production
Full-time

Fullscreen’s Rooster Teeth Studio is a fast paced, rapidly growing team that creates award winning shows and feature length productions targeting gamers, anime fans and a wide range of others for both it’s own web platforms and others including YouTube, Netflix, Go90 and CrunchyRoll.  We are looking for a Senior Technical Artist who can help us bridge the gap between Art, Tech, and Design.  A strong candidate will have a proven track record of successfully working collaboratively, strong written and verbal communication skills, and game production experience in a tech artist role. This position is located in Austin, TX.  

Responsibilities

    • Work with the Game and Art Director to realize their vision inside Unreal, while also maintaining clean, efficient geometry for maximum performance in the engine
    • Architect and maintain the Art tools pipeline ensuring an optimized workflow between all toolsets (Maya, Zbrush, Substance, Photoshop, Unreal, Perforce, etc)
    • Collaborate with art and engineering staff on art pipeline improvements
    • Support art team members with production tools, upgrades, and extensions
    • Create Maya scripts that optimize, package, and export clean assets into Unreal
    • Develop optimized shaders that enhance the game’s appearance, while also maintaining technical efficiency
    • Create and/or optimize visual effects, 3d models, and textures as required for memory and performance gains
    • Design and develop character systems like skeletons, cloth sims, FX emitters, and ragdoll collision
    • Develop content creation guidelines for the art team and help enforce best practices

Qualifications

    • 5+ years professional game production experience in a Tech Artist role
    • Expert knowledge of Maya and Unreal for game asset creation
    • Expert knowledge of Physically Based Rendering (PBR) tools and techniques
    • Experience with motion capture cleanup, editing, and retargeting preferred
    • Portfolio demonstrating technical expertise on previous game projects
    • Shipped at least 1 game title, from pre-production to final release (preferably a AAA console or PC title)
    • Working knowledge of Perforce (or source control equivalent)
    • Comfortable iterating on ideas using rapid prototyping techniques
    • Positive team-oriented attitude with excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Proactive and self-motivated (comfortable working without direct supervision)
    • Must have a sense of humor
    • Must be comfortable working in a small, highly collaborative team
    • Must be able to accept critique of your work and have the ability to embrace change

Bonus Points

    • Character rigging experience preferred

Perks + Benefits

    • Use What You Need paid time off
    • 100% Company paid health & dental benefits
    • 401(k) with a company match
    • Opportunity for career growth
    • Flexible dress code
    • Kitchen stocked with snacks
    • Pet Friendly

ABOUT ROOSTER TEETH: Rooster Teeth is a pioneering creative production studio responsible for award-winning online videos such as "Red vs. Blue," the longest-running web series in history; globally acclaimed animated series "RWBY;" comedy gamer series, "The Gauntlet;" comedy series "Rooster Teeth Shorts;" and "Immersion," a show that tests video game concepts in the real world. Rooster Teeth founded and operates "Achievement Hunter," the popular gaming website, and produces the award-winning "Rooster Teeth Podcast," voted Best Gaming Podcast at the 2013 Podcast Awards. With a dedicated worldwide fan community, Rooster Teeth created RTX, an annual gaming and Internet convention held in Austin, TX, which attracts tens of thousands of gamers, online video fans and Rooster Teeth community members from around the world. The Rooster Teeth YouTube channel became the 4th most viewed YouTube channel in the world (non-music) in 2013.  The Rooster Teeth multi-channel network has over 20 million YouTube subscribers and more than 5 billion views, and the Rooster Teeth website has 3 million unique monthly visitors with 1.8 million registered community members. Founded by Matt Hullum and Burnie Burns, Rooster Teeth is a subsidiary of Fullscreen, Inc., a global media company that develops online creators and produces multi-platform entertainment experiences. Discover more at http://www.roosterteeth.com.