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Lead Technical Artist



Date posted

7th March

We are looking for a seasoned Lead Technical Artist to lead, develop and support art pipelines in collaboration with our leads, directors, artists and programmers. ZA/UM is working on projects with art that is distinct from industry standard PBR approaches so applicants are expected to be comfortable exploring new ground routinely.

While we prefer applicants with a right to work in the UK, candidates without it will still be considered due to the remote nature of the work. However, we do not foresee ourselves sponsoring visas in the short term.

Important: For this role you must be based in Europe or on Universal Time Coordinated UTC - 1 to - 5 maximum.

  • Planning, developing and maintaining art pipelines for characters, environments, FX, UI.
  • Designing, communicating and optimising processes, tools and methods for asset production across one or several projects.
  • Creating custom editor tools for Unity and/or add-ons for Blender.
  • Working together with the programming team to deliver an optimised game(s)
Skills & requirements
  • 5+ years as a Technical Artist or relevant experience with at least 1 published title and exposure to a full project life cycle with a 10+ team.
  • Fluency in C# and HLSL and/or shader node tools on real time rendering pipelines.
  • Writing clear and concise code and documentation.
  • Communication and collaboration skills.
  • Some GPU Rendering profiling knowledge.
  • Interests in fine art, architecture or film
  • Interests in history and politics of the world
  • Interests in literature and comics.
  • Passionate about role playing games
  • Competitive salary.
  • Excellent career development opportunities in a rapidly growing company.
  • Flexible hybrid work model - the ability to work remotely or from the office, with occasional required in person meetings.
  • Private medical and dental cover
  • Studio closure over Christmas
  • Industry leading parental leave
  • Childcare support

How to apply: Please send your CV, portfolio and also motivation letter here. (Candidates without a portfolio will not be considered)

ZA/UM is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. The organisation - in providing goods and/or services and/or facilities - is also committed against unlawful discrimination of customers or the public.