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Technical Artist (Temporary Assignment)

Company: Naughty Dog
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Technical Artist (Temporary Assignment)

This position is for a temporary engagement through our staffing partner Yoh Services.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for this position.

Summary:

At Naughty Dog, Technical Artists are critical in developing visual features and driving the look of the game. Candidates are half-artist and half-programmer, with enough programming and math experience to write clean code, but with an artist's eye for visual polish.

Responsibilities:

* Develop the team's shader tech. Implement high-level features (example: cloth, wetness, mud packages). Also maintain low-level shader code organization and optimization * Develop high-level lighting and post processing features (example: film grain, health effects, underwater rendering) * Write well-architected code that can be built upon for years to come * Support the content team in debugging issues with tools, assets, or framerate * Work between all art departments (environment, characters, VFX, etc.) on shared technology * Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed

Requirements & Skills:

* Proficiency in HLSL or GLSL shading languages * Ability to write robust code, both from a functional and architectural standpoint * Strong artistic background and content development skills (can be texturing, lighting, vfx, or any other area where you have experience, but a strong artistic eye is a necessity!) * Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to implement the vision of the department Lead * Good oral and written skill

Bonus Skills:

* Intermediate experience with C++ * Experience in Maya/Python programming * Experience in other content creation software, as a user or tools developer; Houdini, Substance Designer, Substance Painter, etc.

As part of the Naughty Dog application process, candidates should expect to be given a technical interview and may be asked to complete an art test.

Keywords: Naughty Dog, Santa Monica , Technical Artist (Temporary Assignment), Other , Santa Monica, California

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