Lead Technical Artist
Playground Games is seeking a Lead Technical Artist to join our Forza Horizon team here in Leamington Spa. This is an opportunity to work alongside award-winning technical and creative talent.
As a Lead Technical Artist, you will be managing a team responsible for maintaining internal art processes and guiding asset pipeline implementation in collaboration with the Tools and Rendering teams.
We are searching for a Technical Artist with experience of managing or mentoring a team working on published console titles with a wide knowledge of industry tools. Familiarity with art creation pipelines, asset exporting, process automation and procedural creation is essential.
- Experience managing or mentoring
- Experience guiding development teams and collaborative decision making.
- Great communication and time management.
- Ability to problem solve, think creatively and support content creators.
- Experience of working on published titles on consoles.
- Knowledge of art creation pipelines, asset exporting and process automation
- Experience with Shader creation and PBR material workflow.
- Experienced with MAX or Maya scripting.
- Experience of game engines and toolsets.
- Experience with C#.
- Experience with Houdini and/or procedural creation techniques.
- A passion for games and pushing the boundaries of game visuals.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the world’s most exciting games studios, using cutting edge technology to create world class games, within a strong, collaborative team.