Technical Artist

Creative Seattle, Washington


Description

We’re all in at DoubleDown.  Are you?

We are expanding and looking for an energetic, self-propelled Technical Artist to join our creative team.  In this position you will be helping artists diagnose and solve technical problems so they can realize their artistic vision. You will bring your expert knowledge and experience in Unity to work directly with our artists and developers, enhance the visual quality of our games, manage 3D assets and materials, and generate scripts in C#. As a top 10 Facebook, iOS and Android developer, we are committed to building a company that recognizes and rewards all employees, so come grow and challenge your talent!

 

Be a high roller at DoubleDown

We're DoubleDown Interactive, a talented team of approximately 130 Software Engineers, Game Designers, Artists, Producers, Marketers, Analytical Experts, and more.  Located in Seattle’s International District, we create fun, authentic casino-style entertainment via free-to-play social and mobile games, enjoyed by millions of players worldwide. As a leader in the social casino space, we continue to revolutionize through constant innovation. Known for our fun and collaborative culture, we move quickly to deliver exciting online game experiences to casino enthusiasts and social gamers alike.

 

What you should bring to the table

  • At least 2 years + of experience as a Technical Artist within the mobile games industry
  • A high level of comfort and confidence working equally with game art and programming
  • Experience with Unity
  • Mature understanding of C#
  • Strong understanding of Asset Bundling within Unity
  • Able to create artist tools and scripts to streamline productivity
  • Knowledge of Adobe art packages ranging from texturing to FX. Knowledge of 3D a plus but not a focus in this role
  • Able to think creatively to resolve technical challenges and limitations
  • Able to work well as part of a team with minimum supervision
  • Professionalism: good attitude, focused, meets deadlines consistently, open to collaboration and feedback

 

Other cards you might be holding

  • Casino game creation experience, especially slots
  • Unity Certification
  • Experience shipping at least one high quality title
  • Avid gamer that can connect with slots/casino core demographic
  • 3D software like Maya

 

Placing your best bet - the responsibilities

  • Mobile app development
  • Casino game creation
  • Working closely with both developers and artists
  • Investigate new techniques, implementation, and team training
  • Optimization and focus on keeping things light
  • Tool writing

 

Hitting the jackpot

What Collaboration is key!  Throughout your first year you will serve as a bridge between art, engineering, and design. You will work closely with developers, artists and designers and advance our visual style while offering advice and examples of how our game concepts can be realized within the Unity game engine!  We hold each person accountable for their actions and expect you to be a positive influence that executes assigned tasks while helping your team members whenever possible.  Since you are always growing as a technical artist, being able to take feedback professionally and having the ability to develop technical artist skills to manage and project expectations in a timely manner is how we roll!

 

Cashing in on the comps

Due to our entire studio working remote, the cool things we do for employees have slightly changed.  Here is a quick glance of fun things we have done as a studio during this time!

  • Take a break and participate in our bi-weekly (sometimes themed) trivia session!
  • Stay zen throughout the week by taking advantage of one or more of our virtual yoga classes.
  • Hungry? Anticipate monthly snack boxes courtesy of Garten! 
  • Need some caffeine?  We’ve got you covered too!  Fun themed coffee boxes get sent straight to your door, enough to last a couple months. 
  • Does your home “office” need some comfort?  Take advantage of our office chair lending program! 
  • Still not comfortable?  Schedule a virtual visit from our team of ergonomics assessment professionals.
  • Miss seeing your coworkers faces?  We also do virtual company events!  Here is a snapshot of things we have done and are looking forward to doing:
    • Pride Bingo
    • Wine Tasting & Trivia
    • Escape Room Extravaganza
    • Painting Class
  • Still hungry? Depending on the month, you’ll get carefully curated goodie boxes, to feed you and your family!  What do you mean?  I’m glad you asked.  Here is a short list of goodies boxes that have already gone out to employees:
    • Summer Picnic in a Box (Hawaiian Themed)
    • DDI Farmers Market Box (Filled with local goodies to support the community!)
    • Oktoberfest Box
    • Dia De Los Muertos & Halloween Treats Box (eagerly awaiting this one 😊)
  • Giving back to the community is just as important as giving to our employees.  This year we sponsored a company match for Juneteenth and hosted a virtual bike challenge benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of King County. Later this year we will partner once again with NBCF, and other local organizations.
  • As if all of this isn't cool enough, you'll love our benefit package.
    • We offer medical, dental, vision, prescription coverage, maternity/paternity leave, disability protection (short- and long-term) and a 401(k) employer match and both traditional and Roth plans.
    • Not sure where to start with benefits?  Health Advocate is here to help navigate benefits with you, like finding a doctor or help answer any medical related questions 24/7!
    • Every team member receives 15 days of vacation, 40 hours of sick time, 2 personal floating holidays, and 11 paid calendar holidays per year.
    • With everything that’s going on in the world right now, we’ve got your back!
      • Between our Employee Assistance Program and our medical provider, you have up to 8 free counseling visits annually.
      • Our Simply Engaged and Rally Wellness Programs provide at home workouts, wellness resources and healthy recipes.  Need more motivation?  They also reward your healthy habits with gift cards!
      • And finally, to give you peace of mind, InfoArmor provides around the clock identity theft protection. 
  • Combine all of this with our amazing work/life balance and company-matched retirement options, and you have the dream job!

 

Looking for another reason we're the best place in Seattle to work?  We're committed to our role as an Equal Opportunity Employer – we embrace a diverse mix of voices and create a positive environment where everyone belongs.  We don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our communities.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.  DoubleDown is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.  If you need help completing your application, let us know!  Email us at Careers@DoubleDown.com and one of our awesome HR team members will get you everything you need.  We look forward to meeting you soon!

 

To learn about us, please visit us here and watch us here!

 

To be considered, you must be at least 18 years of age with the ability to successfully pass a security criminal background investigation.  You must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship as DoubleDown does not sponsor, renew, or extend immigration visas for this position.

 

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