Mid/Snr Technical Artist

Kluge Interactive
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May 15, 2024
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Kluge Interactive is an immersive game studio building the future of human connection through immersive and enhanced experiences. We are best known for Synth Riders, one of the most popular VR rhythm games.

We are working on several other VR titles and making VR games for a UGC social platform for some of the world's most influential VR, music, and technology companies.

Candidates must show an aptitude for learning new systems quickly. After onboarding, we will trust your expertise as a specialist in your field, combining artistic skill with technical know-how to meet our goals.

 

The Team

We're a passionate team of highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic people, diverse creative individuals from all over the world with distinct cultures, backgrounds, and skill sets. We're constantly striving for ultimate quality - both in our games and our company culture and values. Our studio's most cherished asset is our people; our job is to give you the creative freedom, tools, and support to become the best version of yourself!

You'll be supported by creative leadership and a team of multiple 3D artists. You will work closely with a cross-functional team that involves developers, game designers, sound designers, creative writers, and producers. 

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience in VR.
  • 2-3 years of experience in a similar role.
  • 5+ years of experience with Unity
  • English written and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly technically skilled with holistic notions of industry standards
  • Asset creation artist skill sets
  • Full proficiency in Blender as it will be the mandatory tool
  • Find a balance between artistic aspects and technical constraints.
  • Collaborate with level designers to understand environmental needs.
  • Strong artistic sense with attention to detail and background experience in multiple art directions, from realistic to stylized.

 

Desired Requirements

  • Experience in Social Gaming.
  • Experience with programming or scripting languages.
  • Experience in Mobile Game Development.
  • Experience with asset optimization.

 

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the art, design, and programming teams to develop and implement technical solutions for art and animation.
  • Create and optimize shaders, materials, and lighting systems for game environments and characters.
  • Develop and maintain tools and scripts for art and animation pipelines to improve the efficiency and quality of assets.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical issues related to art and animation, working closely with both the art and programming teams.
  • Stay updated on the latest software and techniques in art and animation, and provide recommendations for improving processes and workflows.

You'll be part of a broader cross-functional team, and while there, you will work as part of our art team with other technical artists to help us flesh out pipelines for our games.

 

Benefits

  • Salary based on experience (full-time 6 month contract).
  • Fully remote work and much flexibility - you can work according to your style and schedule.

 

We are an independent studio passionate about making quality games and invested in paving the way for the future of XR. You'll work in a creative and positive working environment with a diverse team of highly experienced and enthusiastic people. Your voice will be valued within the team! A good idea can come from anyone. 

If you share these passions and believe you have the qualifications to do this job, even if not everything fits, please contact us!

 

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en español

 

Kluge Interactive es un estudio de juegos inmersivos, que está forjando el camino hacia el futuro de la conexión humana mediante experiencias inmersivas y optimizadas. Somos mejor conocidos por Synth Riders, uno de los juegos de ritmo de realidad virtual más populares del momento.

Actualmente, estamos trabajando en diversos títulos de realidad virtual, incluyendo la creación de experiencias en una plataforma social UGC, para una de las compañías de realidad virtual, música y tecnología más influyentes del mundo.

Los candidatos deben demostrar su capacidad para aprender nuevos sistemas rápidamente. Después del proceso de incorporación, confiaremos en su experiencia como especialista en su campo, combinando habilidades artísticas con conocimientos técnicos para alcanzar nuestros objetivos.

 

El Equipo

Somos un equipo apasionado y diverso, de personas altamente capacitadas y entusiastas, Estamos formados por talentos de diferentes partes del mundo, con culturas, antecedentes y habilidades distintas.

Nos esforzamos constantemente por alcanzar la máxima calidad, tanto en nuestros juegos como en nuestra cultura y valores empresariales. El recurso más valioso de nuestro estudio son nuestras personas; por eso, nuestra meta es brindarte la libertad creativa, las herramientas y el apoyo que necesites para convertirte en la mejor versión de ti mismo/a.

Tendrás el apoyo de líderes creativos y un equipo conformado por diversos diseñadores de juegos. Además, te ofrecemos la oportunidad de colaborar con un equipo multifuncional que incluye desarrolladores, diseñadores de juegos, diseñadores de sonido, escritores creativos y productores.

 

Requisitos Esenciales:

  • Experiencia en VR.
  • Entre 2 y 3 años de experiencia en un rol similar.
  • Más de 5 años de experiencia con Unity.
  • Habilidades de comunicación en inglés, tanto escritas como verbales.
  • Habilidades técnicas sólidas con una comprensión integral de los estándares de la industria.
  • Poseer herramientas diversas en la creación artística.
  • Dominio completo de Blender, ya que será la herramienta obligatoria.
  • Contar con un equilibrio entre aspectos artísticos y limitaciones técnicas.
  • Capacidad de colaborar con diseñadores de niveles para comprender las necesidades ambientales.
  • Sólido sentido artístico con atención al detalle y experiencia en diversas direcciones artísticas, desde lo realista hasta lo estilizado.

 

Requisitos Deseados: 

  • Experiencia con lenguajes de programación o scripting.
  • Experiencia en juegos sociales.
  • Experiencia en desarrollo de juegos móviles.
  • Experiencia con asset optimization.

 

Responsabilidades:

  • Colaborar con los equipos de arte, diseño y programación para desarrollar e implementar soluciones técnicas para arte y animación.
  • Crear y optimizar shaders, materiales y sistemas de iluminación para entornos y personajes de juegos.
  • Desarrollar y mantener herramientas y scripts para los pipelines de arte y animación con el fin de mejorar la eficiencia y la calidad.
  • Diagnosticar y resolver problemas técnicos relacionados con arte y animación, trabajando en estrecha colaboración con los equipos de arte y programación.
  • Mantenerse actualizado sobre el software y las técnicas más recientes de arte y animación, para proporcionar recomendaciones de optimización de procesos.

Serás parte de un equipo interdisciplinario, teniendo la oportunidad de trabajar como parte de nuestro equipo de arte, con otros artistas técnicos, para desarrollar los procesos de producción de nuestros juegos.

 

Beneficios:

  • Sueldo basado en experiencia (contrato de tiempo completo por 6 meses).
  • Trabajo completamente remoto y horario flexible: puedes trabajar de acuerdo a tu estilo y horario de preferencia.

 

Somos un estudio independiente apasionado por hacer juegos de calidad, nos preocupamos por abrir el camino del futuro de XR. Formarás parte de un entorno de trabajo creativo y positivo con un equipo diverso de talentos altamente experimentados y entusiastas. ¡Tu voz será valorada en nuestro equipo! Consideramos que una buena idea puede venir de cualquier persona.

Si compartes estas pasiones y crees que tienes las habilidades para hacer este trabajo, incluso si no todo encaja ¡Contáctanos!

About 
Kluge Interactive

Founded in 2008, Kluge is a VR/AR first creative technology studio developing its own portfolio of VR games as well as helping forward-thinking brands and companies build immersive VR/AR products and experiences.

Based in LA, Kluge has a growing team of globally distributed technology creatives, who are all working closely together to forge the future of VR and AR.

Founded on the principles of collaboration, scrappiness and creativity, Kluge is quick to recognize a compelling idea, whether it comes from one of our team members or our supportive community.

If you are looking to flex your creative muscles and want to join a company where you are given the freedom to make a difference, you will find a welcome home at Kluge.


What it’s like to work with Kluge

  • You have a lot of freedom to work where and when you want. We are 100% remote, and fully decentralized, with team members across both coasts of the USA, as well as in different parts of Europe, Latin America and Australia
  • You have a lot of flexibility to take the time off you need when you need it the most
  • You’ll work with a very collaborative team, made up of artists, developers, and producers, working together with input from other disciplines and departments
  • You have the ear and direct access to the founding team who is open to feedback and looking for you to continuously improve and grow along with Kluge
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