Technical Artist at Naughty Dog

Technical Artist at Naughty Dog

Naughty Dog is seeking an experienced Technical Artist to join their studio. 

Responsibilities

  • Create tools to improve the art team’s efficiency (this includes Maya scripts, but also standalone scripts and software)
  • Work with the engineering team to develop features, both for the game engine and for tools/asset pipelines
  • Help ensure feature interfaces are user-friendly
  • Develop visual features of the game, whether that’s writing shader code, pioneering new asset creation techniques, or creating technical prototypes and mockups
  • Help the team develop workflows and standards for efficient content generation
  • Support the content team in debugging issues with the game, tools, etc.
  • Help drive framerate and memory optimization of the game
  • Work within all the art departments (environment, characters, VFX, animation, etc.) to ensure all dependencies are met
  • Create art assets that require high technical skill or specialist knowledge
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed, or if you can show us a better way to do things!

 

Skills & Requirements

  • Intermediate programming experience with scripting languages (MEL/Python/etc.) and shading languages
  • Experience in C++ or related languages is a plus
  • Strong artistic background and content development skills (can be modeling, texturing, lighting, or any other area where you have experience, but a strong artistic eye is a necessity!)
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • High-level familiarity with every aspect of game development, and how different disciplines collaborate
  • Good oral and written skills
  • 3+ years of production experience *Maya Preferred*
  • 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.

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    Technical Artist at Naughty Dog