Technical Artist

Paladin
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Posted
June 13, 2022
Full Time
The Hague, NL
Remote

As a Technical Artist you know how to bring artistic visions to life. You have the tools and knowledge of the render pipeline to create shaders, custom render effects and lighting. Being a bridge between tech and art you help facilitate and improve development processes between disciplines. You communicate technical requirements to the artists and in collaboration with the programmers build tools that make content production more efficient.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Set up efficient shaders to help develop the visual direction of the game or support new gameplay features
  • Create effects in Unity 3D
  • Set up (real-time and baked) lighting in Unity 3D
  • Work in collaboration with tech and art to improve the content production process
  • Proactively provide and ask feedback from your colleagues
  • Work in an organized way according to the company best practices and help to further develop these practices

ROLE-BASED SKILLS

What we are looking for:

  • Experience with shader creation (node-based or code) to bring to life the artistic vision of a project
  • Experience with the creation of special effects that clearly communicate gameplay functionality and add to the game feel
  • An eye for proper lighting to support the game experience
  • Experience with Github repositories
  • Some experience with the creation of optimized models in 3D software like Blender, Maya, Zbrush or 3ds Max and the implementation of these assets in Unity 3D (or a comparable engine)
  • Monitor game performance and explore optimization solutions

What could help:

  • Programming experience for Unity and/or Blender to create tools that help artists create content more efficiently
  • Experience with rigging and animation
  • Experience with mesh generation

Soft skills

  • Connector: Act as a bridge between artists and programmers. You're aware of the technical possibilities and limitations and communicate these with artists in order to provide assets that match the project and platform.
  • Strong communicator: You're also familiar with the art process to know what tools are needed to help art create content more efficiently and can either set up these tools or can communicate these needs with programmers. You take time to educate the artists on how to use these tools.
  • Creativity: Ability to come up with creative solutions for technical and artistic challenges
  • Accountability: setting up and maintaining a scalable project structure that fits the requirements of the programmers and matches the workflow of the artists.
  • Eager to learn: Keep up with new developments within the industry that will help bring the visual direction of our games to a new level and share these findings with the artists.

Qualifications

  • You are experienced Unity 3D and Unity’s game art pipeline
  • You read, write and speak excellent English
  • Able to work 32-40 hours per week

Are you qualified?

We would much rather read your application, than miss out on a great candidate. So please apply if you are interested!

CULTURAL COMPETENCIES

Paladin has five core values that we’re looking for in team members:

  • Kaizen: We make positive changes on a regular basis
  • Spark: We leave a mark, providing a positive experience for everyone involved
  • Wholehearted: We love the work we do, and we commit to our work
  • Fellowship: We are in this together
  • Autonomy: We make decisions and take responsibility for our actions

WE OFFER

  • A place in a highly motivated and skilled team
  • Positive, healthy work environment
  • 25 days of vacation and 5 additional national holidays per year
  • Coaching and plenty of opportunities for personal development
  • Remote work possibilities & flexible hours
  • Competitive salary, a pension plan and other benefits


We work in autonomous development teams. This ensures tight communications, a real sense of ownership and truly agile development.

In our weekly show & tell meetings, every team shares their progress and all aspects of the company can be discussed. We believe in transparency and autonomy, and this creates a high degree of freedom and responsibility.

Our take on the post-Covid work situation

We value our team spirit, a healthy work life balance and company culture. This is why we adopted a hybrid structure that allows us to work from home and in the studio. This is why we would like you to be able to come into the studio every once in a while. We will offer support during the relocation process.

If you prefer to work remote, we are open to  finding a way to make that work. However, we prefer candidates to be roughly in the same time zone to ensure in sync work routines with the rest of the team.

ABOUT PALADIN STUDIOS

We create games that make people smile – be it a sweet twinkle, loud laugh, or evil grin.

Paladin is a game developer. Our basecamp is in The Hague but we are currently working remote due to COVID-19. We are a team of 35 knights and growing. Our mission is to create games with a spark, for players all over the world. We achieve this goal by being a world-class game studio with soul, that brings out the best in people. That means a studio filled to the brim with creativity, professionalism, and good vibes.

We're hiring across art, design, production, and programming. You can view (and share) all of our openings here.

Some of our recent games include:

Cut the Rope - Remastered - Wake up and smell the cake: today is Om Nom's Birthday! The world’s favorite sweet tooth is having a birthday party, and everyone’s invited!

Om Nom is back in the glorious 3D remaster of the legendary Cut the Rope puzzle game! Cut ropes, avoid obstacles and use boosters to deliver candy to Om Nom, the little green monster that loves sweets.

Good Job! - Rise through the ranks in your quest to become the new CEO of your dad’s company in Good Job! on Nintendo Switch! Together with a friend, climb the corporate ladder to take over the family business by tackling bizarre office problems – from building the company zen garden to delivering cubes of goo!

Stormbound – Immerse yourself in the rich world of Stormbound, as four kingdoms struggle for dominance. Construct a deck of unique and powerful cards and then dive into real-time battles against other players.

My Tamagotchi Forever – 20 years have passed since the world met Tamagotchi. All over the world, little eggs hidden in backpacks received loving care from their owners, and drove teachers crazy. Today, the Tamagotchi are back - this time on your mobile phone, with more pixels and cuteness than ever.

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