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Team Kaiju – Technical Art Director

    Seattle, WA

Full Time

The Role

Team Kaiju seeks a Technical Art Director who can help us build a new world-class IP from concept to market for gaming communities around the world.

We are looking for someone who wants to make fun games to be played and enjoyed for years to come. We are passionate about players and about listening to their feedback to create new, compelling experiences.  Are you someone who is engaged with players, understands what keeps them captivated, and cares deeply about gaming as a medium? Are you ready to channel your passion and energy into creating long-lasting fun games for global audiences? Then, come join us in our ambitious endeavor to create extraordinary games.

Job Responsibilities

  • Start with a player first mentality, embedding an obsessive drive to know, understand, and serve the players who are engaged with the game
  • Anticipate technological advancements with the cutting edge of technical art trends within video game development, and evangelize solutions that will innovate both the player experience and the creative development of the product
  • Help build and guide a team that collaborates well internally and externally
  • Provide craft mentorship to Technical Artists working on the project
  • Drive building strategic visions, and a credible road map to reach target dates
  • Be the vanguard for building and maintaining a solid bridge between art, design, and engineering teams
  • Understand art and design direction requirements and convert them to new features, tools, improvements, and engaging in-game results
  • Work side-by-side with all directors, managers, and leads to take a multi-discipline approach to creativity and problem solving
  • Own art technologies, tools, pipelines, documentation, and budgets
  • Assure the homogeneity of the technical quality internally and externally throughout the game
  • Propose and create the right tools to accelerate certain procedural tasks
  • Be the gatekeeper of the budget, stability and performance of the art
  • Network with other experts to benchmark solutions, identify game performance and memory usage issues, and analyze risks on the project

Job Requirements

  • Significant experience on AAA game teams and shipped titles start to finish as a technical artist
  • A portfolio of visionary and inspiring work, you can show and talk about your ideas to the team
  • Commitment to building long-term maintainable, stable, and testable systems
  • Expansive knowledge of the technical constraints of engines and game platforms
  • Experience with shaders and rendering/ animation pipelines and optimization
  • Experience with PBR materials
  • In-depth knowledge scripting on relevant DCC packages (such as Maya, Photoshop, Substance, and Zbrush)
  • Knowledge of asset management systems

Bonus skills

  • Technical art expertise with Unreal Engine
  • Proficient with a scripting language, e.g. Python, C#, C++
  • Several years of professional management experience

What is in it for you?

Create blockbuster games with ample resources and support: Bring incredible game ideas to players around the world with the support of one of the most successful studios in the world.  We are backed by TiMi Studio Group, who has developed some of the most popular games worldwide.

Develop for global audiences and make an impression on the entire industry: Join Team Kaiju in making games as part of an ambitious, talented, and seasoned team.

Support passionate communities at a global scale: Join a team that cares about players and wants to reward their passion through openness, risk-taking, and novel game design. Help create the next great community of players that connect across borders, backgrounds, and cultures.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Tencent:
Diversity, equity and inclusion are important, interdependent components of our workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, we firmly believe that diverse voices fuel our innovation and allow us to better serve our users and the community. We foster an environment where every employee of Tencent feels supported and inspired to achieve individual and common goals.

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