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Technical Artist - Treyarch

Activision Publishing Inc.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Job Title: Technical Artist - Treyarch

Requisition ID: R001928

Job Description:

Job Title : Technical Artist

Department: Art

Location: Santa Monica, CA

About Treyarch

Founded in 1996, Treyarch is an award-winning videogame studio, driven to create awesome games for the world to enjoy. It is an approach that has helped make the studio behind the Black Ops series an industry-leading developer. Call of Duty: Black Ops , Call of Duty: Black Ops II , Call of Duty: Black Ops III and the studio's most recent release, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 , have all gone on to break industry records. Additionally, Treyarch is the birthplace of fan favorite, Call of Duty 's Zombies.

Working at Treyarch means having the opportunity to work on some of the biggest videogames in the industry, all within a culture that values individual talent and the teams that bring games to life. We provide our teams with the cutting-edge development tools needed to make their most ambitious plans a reality, allowing for rapid iteration and the ability to create the kinds of memorable gameplay moments that are ultimately shared by millions of fans around the world. We also embrace challenges, knowing that together, we can overcome anything...and hopefully inspire a few new game developers along the way.

Treyarch is wholly owned by Activision. To learn more about our studio, please visit us at www.treyarch.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/treyarch , and @treyarch on Twitter.

Your Mission

We are looking for a talented Technical Artist to join us in creating high quality content and workflows for the artists at Treyarch. Inspiration may come from artist requests, collaborative discussion, competitive analysis, game design requirements, or engineering directives. Any tool, process, or asset reorganization that is developed will also need to be rolled out to the art team, supported, and maintained for the duration of production. The ideal candidate has AAA console development experience creating and supporting an art team making content for a Physically Based Renderer. Memory and performance analysis, along with scripting experience and superior people skills are highly desirable.

Note: If your strengths are on the technical side and you're looking to make a shift from Engineering to a stronger involvement on the Art side, we want to hear from you!

What you'll be doing:
Working with all art teams to streamline and improve content creation processes and pipelines.

Supporting the external development teams with their integration and feedback workflows.
Monitoring game performance and memory usage, and helping improve the monitoring toolset.

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:

2 or more years as a Technical Artist on at least one shipped title.
In depth knowledge of memory and performance impact from a content creation perspective.
Scripting and tools development in Python, C#, MEL, MAXScript, or similar.
An honest understanding of your own strengths and weaknesses.

Extra Points:

Experience with a deferred rendering engine.
Experience documenting proprietary tools and workflows.
A strong desire to expand your skillset.

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty , World of Warcraft , Overwatch , Diablo , Candy Crush and Bubble Witch . Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for 'Every World' - we've got our employees covered!

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Treyarch is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Posted: 2020-06-30 Expires: 2020-07-29
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