Technical Artist

Happy Volcano
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June 1, 2023

Happy Volcano is looking for an experienced technical artist (senior) who can help us port our Unity game “The Almost Gone” to a challenging new platform. You’ll play a crucial part in optimizing or replacing the existing shaders, image effects and post processing in the project with performance friendly alternatives.

If you like a challenge and are skilled in optimizing GPU performance, you might be the person we’re looking for! You’ll be working in a small team including a programmer, team lead and fellow technical artist.



  • Analyze the game’s use of shaders and profile their GPU usage
  • Use top-notch optimization techniques to achieve comparable visual results while improving performance drastically
  • Work towards milestone deadlines to deliver the project on time



  • Technical proficiency in Unity3D
  • Strong understanding of GPU profiling and optimization techniques
  • Excellent shader programming -and optimization skills
  • You’re an excellent communicator and fluent in English
  • You are able to work remotely during core Central European Time
  • Familiarity with agile practices


What Happy Volcano can offer you

  • A 3-4 month contract
  • An opportunity to gain experience on an upcoming platform
  • Fully remote studio indefinitely with an option to work from our offices in Belgium
  • Healthy work/life balance
  • A flexible work schedule
Happy Volcano

Happy Volcano are the trailblazing game developers behind stunning indie gems, such as the award-winning You Suck at Parking and the critically-acclaimed The Almost Gone. Our talent has been lauded and funded by Hiro Capital and gaming legend Sir Ian Livingstone, allowing us to develop with a long-term plan. We’re a remote-friendly game development studio with a bright team spread internationally, but connected through a shared ambition for original gameplay.


A teamplayer with a passion for gaming

Ready to develop dazzling indie games with us? Do you have experience in the industry or would you like to gain it in a flexible and inclusive working environment? Happy Volcano is recruiting! We’re looking for bold creatives who’re vocal about their opinions, can work independently and are eager to help out others.

Are you our dream colleague? Let’s meet!


How our benefits make you Happy

  • Work flexibly. Choose how you create indie gems, by bonding at the office or in your pyjamas at home. Do you live abroad? No worries, we’re 100 % remote-friendly and have an international team spread out from Belgium to the Philippines.

  • No crunch for you. We don’t do crunch. Our working hours are standard 9 to 5. That’s because we value your mental health. In case we have to work overtime, we make sure that your genius is properly compensated for the hard work.

  • Be who you are. At Happy Volcano everyone can be themselves. We love to hear your perspective and want you to incorporate the things you care about in the games we dream up. Being awesome is a team effort!

  • Enjoy team building activities. We connect with our international colleagues through online coffee talks on Discord or competitive games nights on Thursday’s. Our Belgian team can bond offline thanks to the many activities organized in our vibrant office building, from Frisbee playing to sushi making.

  • Follow your ambitions. Our studio is both young and ambitious, meaning you get to be at the cradle of something truly special, while also having plenty of career opportunities. Make your mark on our games!

  • Join a well-funded studio. We don’t have to survive from project to project. We can develop and hire with a long-term plan, thanks to the generous backing of Hiro Capital. That way, you’re certain of a sustainable and amazing career in gaming.
Featured Game

You Suck at Parking is the only racing game where your goal is to stop and parking your ride is more important than your driving skills. It’s a hot race against the clock as you drift, cruise, and go airborne over 250 frustratingly fun, wild levels.

Experience the intricate dioramas and connections of your life, and the ripples we all make, The Almost Gone– an award-winning narrative puzzle game about death, loss, and mental health.

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