Senior Technical Artist

Austin, TX
Entertainment – 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.

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 IF

    • 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
    • Catered meal on Mondays
    • Opportunity for career growth
    • Flexible dress code
    • Kitchen stocked with snacks
    • Pet Friendly

About Rooster Teeth
Rooster Teeth is a pioneering media and entertainment company responsible for some of the biggest online series in history, such as the award-winning and longest-running web series, Red vs. Blue. They also produce the globally acclaimed animated series RWBY, the first western anime series to be distributed in Japan; the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast; and Immersion, a reality format that brings video game theory to the real world. Rooster Teeth has a massive global footprint of more than 35 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 5 million unique monthly visitors to its RoosterTeeth.com hub and 2 million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003, and is now a subsidiary of Fullscreen Media, a global youth media company that develops online creators and produces multi-platform entertainment experiences. Discover more at RoosterTeeth.com.

Fullscreen, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, protected veteran status, or disability.