Senior Technical Artist

Intercept Games
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Posted
December 2, 2022
Full Time
Seattle, WA
On-site

Intercept Games is a development studio currently focused on the creation of Kerbal Space Program 2 as well as an unannounced stylized science-based adventure game. We have a deep love for space, simulation, strategy, and of course all things video games. Our studio prioritizes an inviting and diverse workplace that pushes creativity and passion for what we do, resulting in games that we can truly be proud of. Staffed by industry veterans, we believe that by creating an environment of trust, potential for growth, psychological safety, Engineering Excellence, and fun, we can ship some of the most amazing experiences in the world of interactive entertainment.

 

THE CHALLENGE:

Are you a skilled and passionate technical artist, with a love for space exploration, rocketry, worldbuilding, and related entertainment media? Do you possess the ability to bridge the creative and technical components of game development? If you said ‘yes’, this might be the role for you!

As a Senior Technical Artist, you will be the bridge between the Art Team and Engineering Team. You will work in collaboration with the Art Lead to push the visual quality and performance of an unannounced, stylized science-based adventure game. A successful team member in this role is technically minded and a positive relationship builder.

 

WHAT YOU’LL TAKE ON

  • Work closely with the Art Lead, 3D artists, and Engineers to provide tools and asset pipeline assistance.
  • Provide expertise and support regarding game VFX, lighting, shader creation, and material optimization.
  • Own major areas of the art development process and give solutions and suggestions for improvement across the art and engineering disciplines.
  • Playtest with the team and assess the role of game visuals as a holistic part of the player experience.

 

WHAT YOU BRING:

  • 5+ years of professional Technical Art experience.
  • An understanding of game art rendering and lighting pipelines, including HLSL shader coding experience.
  • Previous experience in VFX creation and support.
  • A high level of familiarity with Houdini or an industry-standard equivalent.
  • Excellent communication and active listening skills, and an eagerness to collaborate with artists & non-artists.

 

WHAT WE OFFER YOU:  

Great Company Culture. Ranked as one of the most creative and innovative places to work, creativity, innovation, efficiency, diversity and philanthropy are among the core tenets of our organization and are integral drivers of our continued success. 

  • Growth. As a global entertainment company, we pride ourselves on creating environments where employees are encouraged to be themselves, inquisitive, collaborative and to grow within and around the company. 
  • Work Hard, Play Hard. Our employees bond, blow-off steam, and flex some creative muscles – through corporate boot camp classes, company parties, game release events, monthly socials, and team challenges. 
  • Benefits. Medical (HSA & FSA), dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, employee stock purchase plan, commuter benefits, in-house wellness program, broad learning & development opportunities, a charitable giving platform with company match and more! 
  • Perks. Fitness allowance, employee discount programs, free games & events, stocked pantries and the ability to earn up to $500+ per year for taking care of yourself and more! 

 

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (“T2”) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, which means we are committed to creating and celebrating diverse thoughts, cultures, and backgrounds throughout our organization. Employment at T2 is based on substantive ability, objective qualifications, and work ethic – not an individual’s race, creed, color, religion, sex or gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence or sex offenses, reproductive health decision, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

About 
Intercept Games

Located in Seattle, Washington, Intercept Games is a new development studio currently focused on the creation of Kerbal Space Program 2. We have a deep passion for space, simulation, strategy, and of course all things video games. Our studio prioritizes an inviting and diverse workplace that pushes creativity and passion for what we do, resulting in games that we can truly be proud of.

Our Core Values

  • We are a team. We share our vision, our challenges, and our successes. We encourage healthy and respectful debate to create our common goals, and then we wholly commit ourselves as a team to their completion. We look out for each other and our community. We foster a culture of mutual respect regardless of race, ethnicity, faith, sexuality, or gender identity.
  • We ship great games for our players. We create and ship truly great games that our customers love to play, that we are proud to put our names on, and that deliver an exceptional experience throughout their lifetimes.
  • We are true to our word. We communicate honestly and clearly with ourselves, our partners, and our players. When we make a commitment, we know it is our responsibility to see it through.
  • We are improving every day. We are here to learn and open to new ways of thinking, working, and creating. We encourage and expect this growth in ourselves as individuals and as a team.
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Kerbal Space Program 2 is the sequel to the acclaimed space flight simulation game Kerbal Space Program from Star Theory and Private Division.

With the original Kerbal Space Program having become one of the most beloved games of all time and now bigger than ever, Kerbal Space Program 2 has been fully redesigned from the ground up to meet the demands of modern and next-generation space exploration, all while maintaining the monumental foundations of the first game. Build a space program, construct powerful spacecraft, design resource-gathering colonies, and much more to uncover the secrets of the galaxy. A plethora of exciting new features will captivate veteran and returning players, as well as usher in a whole new wave of Kerbonauts to the ingenious and comedic world that has entertained millions of players.

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