Technical Artist

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Posted
September 16, 2021
Full Time
United States
Remote
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Treehouse Games is looking for amazing people who are excited to create games that are the best way for friends to spend time together.

We are looking for a Technical Artist to bridge the gap between art and engineering, own our asset production pipelines, and leverage their artistic and technical skills to help make our creative vision a reality. Our goal is to build a supportive team of strong communicators and area specialists that love to collaborate across discipline lines to create exciting experiences for friends to enjoy together.

We are open to remote working and already have team members across North America.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the team in identifying new ways to incorporate technology with art in order to increase efficiency and unlock new creative opportunities.
  • Own the technical budget of the assets in our game and ensure that we maintain stability and performance on our target platforms.
  • Design, implement, and maintain our asset production pipelines in the Unreal Engine.
  • Enhance R&D efforts by working with team members to develop new content types including but not limited to (Lighting, Shaders, VFX, Animation).
  • Collaborate closely with the Art Director and our fully cross-functional team. Bring ideas and provide feedback to improve both the holistic game and our team’s development process.
  • Develop and grow the teams technical art capabilities for our first project and beyond.

Requirements

  • Online availability during our core hours of 11am to 4pm PST.
  • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Significant professional experience as a technical artist in games or related industries
  • Expertise in industry-standard content creation tools, such as Blender, Substance Designer/Painter and Unreal Engine.
  • Strong scripting skills (C#, Blueprint, Python, LUA or equivalent).

Preferred

  • Experience with Unreal Engine and Blueprints.
  • Strong knowledge of physically based shading and lighting.

Who You Are

  • Proficient at working in a fully remote team environment. We balance synchronous and asynchronous communication across multiple time zones to get things done.
  • Proactive at identifying areas of concern and independently acting on it. We're a small team and the impact of each person is huge!
  • Considerate with feedback in both directions. We work to always receive feedback gracefully, deliver feedback constructively, and have discussions and disagreements respectfully.
  • Persistent at maintaining a healthy perspective about the larger game we’re building together. We do the extra work to value every team member's point of view and we’re looking for fresh perspectives, especially of those from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excited to work on co-operative games with a focus on fun experiences with friends. We're making the game we want to play!

Benefits

  • Base Salary, Benefits (Health, Vision, Dental, Life), and Equity
  • Relocation Assistance Available

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About Treehouse Games

We’re a development studio focused on building collaborative games for a growing, global audience of players who use games as their favorite way to hang out together. Based in Los Angeles, Treehouse is venture-backed and built by industry veterans - half of the team comes from gaming powerhouses including Microsoft, Riot Games and the original DotA mod, and half comes from successful indie startups like Sirvo Studios and Industrial Toys.

We named our studio “Treehouse” because the world needs games that create an inviting hangout space where players spend time with their friends. We focus on the player impact we create through our work, we value feedback from players, and we believe the best teams are built on a culture of trust and respect.

Treehouse is making cooperative experiences that are all about quality time spent with friends. Games that do this well today see amazing engagement among audiences all around the world - we’re looking for diverse candidates with unique backgrounds to bring these and other meaningful perspectives to our team.

If you’re passionate about cooperative games and finding quality time with friends, we hope you’ll on the adventure.

We're currently hiring engineers and artists. You can view (and share) all of our openings here.

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