Senior Technical Artist

Alta
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Posted
January 24, 2022
Full Time
Anywhere
Remote

Who we are

We are a tight-knit team, and are developing A Township Tale full time. A Township Tale is the industry leading VR RPG, which has the second largest Discord community. We’ve launched on Quest on July 15, reaching #1 in Oculus Store charts, and we’re expanding the team to support our players and bring the game to new platforms!

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a 5+ year experienced technical artist, excited to work on challenging and innovative features on our ambitious VR title A Township Tale. Our game already captivates hundreds of thousands of players, but with your help we can reach millions!

What you’ll be doing

  • Working closely with our designers and engineers on developing new features for the game
  • Leading generalist artists to develop assets within technical pipelines, the go to contact for any technical issues relating to asset production
  • Profiling performance, identifying areas that can be optimized, making smart decisions early and critically
  • Research and understanding Unity, as well as any external tech that will facilitate the game art
  • Developing pipelines for asset creators, controlling the quality and expense of their output, and implementing their work in Unity
  • Identify problems and inefficiencies with production pipelines, and design tools to help optimize production
  • Working with Unity and custom scripts to implement assets, shaders and materials, as a go between programming and art
  • Potentially developing art assets through modelling, texturing, rigging, animating, vfx, lighting

How you benefit

  • Have a very real and direct impact on a growing title and studio
  • See your work shipped regularly to loyal community of players with frequent updates on our live game
  • High amounts of ownership and autonomy over your features
  • Accelerate growth professionally and personally through highly adapting fast paced environment
  • Be part of a hugely talented team that values low ego / high impact mindset, feedback driven learning environment, and work / life balance

The skills you will need

  • 5+ years of professional real time technical art experience
  • Excellent understanding of Unity
  • 3D asset creation knowledge modelling, texturing, rigging, skinning in Maya, Photoshop, Substance
  • Understanding of in engine shaders, materials, rendering, lighting, effects
  • Ability to build efficient art pipelines
  • Experience in optimization
  • Understanding of technical constraints of engines and platforms

What we are looking for

  • Strong technical / mathematical mindset, excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent communicator and inter-departmental collaborator, great at responding to and giving honest and candid feedback, without letting ego get in the way
  • Ability to execute consistently and reliably
  • Self driven, autonomous, proactive, conscientious
  • Great leadership and mentoring skills
  • Big picture mindset, ability to think clearly, critically and early
  • Highly adaptable to the ever changing landscape of a fast-paced company / project
  • Solid understanding of art principles, ability to make good aesthetic decisions
  • Respect for our community, and community first development

Additional skills that would make you shine

  • Ability to write shaders
  • Programming skills (particularly C#)
  • Tool building skills for Unity or Maya
  • Preference for procedural workflows (Houdini, Designer)
  • Experience in optimization in Unity for Meta Quest specifically
  • Passion for games of similar genres
  • Experience with highly efficient multi-disciplinary production pipelines + documentation

Get in touch

Please send your resume and portfolio to Serena at applyart@altavr.io

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About Alta

Alta is a Sydney-based Virtual Reality start-up. Since 2016 we have worked on the multiplayer game A Township Tale and have grown from the 3 founding members to over a dozen passionate developers. At Alta, each team member wears multiple hats and is committed to our overall mission in developing a ground-breaking VR experience for players worldwide.

We are passionate game developers who played and built games all our lives. We founded Alta with the goal of creating a strong studio culture based on respect for our players, professionalism, and ownership of the work we create. We believe that it is impossible to create epic games without great studio structure and intimate communication with our players.

We are now fully remote and have several team members in different time zones. We are a very tight knit team and finding a great team fit is just as important to us and finding the right skillset.

About A Township Tale

Band together with your friends and explore a long-forgotten world filled with adventure, danger, and ancient secrets. Tame the wilderness as a group and build your own town. A sanctuary in this wild land, your town is where you’ll craft gear for your next expedition. It takes all kinds of heroes to make a successful town. Will you be a warrior? A miner? A blacksmith? Choose your destiny, and unlock new abilities for your town and your party. But choose carefully. Dangers lurk in the darkness below, and your choices in town and as a team will decide if you become legends, or your tale ends in tragedy.


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