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Principal Technical Artist

Methodical

Raleigh, NC, US / Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Web/Graphic Design/Internet
  • Industry: Technology
  • Post Date: 11/23/2022
  • Website: www.methodical.com
  • Company Address: 3773 Cherry Creek N. Drive, (Suite 778, Denver, CO, 80209

About Methodical

Methodical understands the business of healthcare.

Job Description

Methodical Games is a newly formed studio built around a fundamental set of ideals; a lean talented team, direct cross-discipline collaboration, quick iteration, and developer-driven processes. Our goal is to foster a haven for developers to push the bounds of their craft and collaborate directly with other creative minds. As our name suggests, we pride ourselves on a detail oriented approach to game development with a focus on meticulously crafted gameplay. You might even call it an obsession. We’re seeking passionate individuals from all walks of life to join us in building something great.

 

We are looking for an experienced Principal Technical Artist to manage and improve the art pipeline for a new IP built in Unreal Engine 5. Our ideal candidate will own the art pipeline and develop solutions that raise the visual quality bar of the game without compromising performance.

 

Responsibilities

  • Bridge the gap between the creative and engineering teams.

  • Work directly with artists, designers, and engineers to identify tools and workflow improvements.

  • Establish art workflow best practices and communicate them across the studio.

  • Work within the limits of the game engine to establish budgets for memory usage, lighting, shader complexity, polygon counts, and load times.

  • Measure content performance, weigh trade-offs vs quality, and propose methods for optimization.

  • Manage scalability options across multiple target platforms.

  • Author and maintain efficient yet feature-rich materials.

  • Discover creative solutions for procedural content creation.

  • Educate, mentor, and help others with technical problems.

  • Evaluate emerging trends and technologies and make strategic recommendations.

  • Develop and maintain automation tools for validation of assets.

  • Play and give feedback on the game. Your voice matters.

 

Qualifications

  • 7+ years of professional game development experience with at least one shipped title.

  • A portfolio demonstrating technical art experience.

  • Mastery of Unreal Engine materials and rendering features.

  • Ability to develop workflows with a strong focus in driving optimization and performance.

  • Understanding of how to maximize visual quality within the limitations of modern game consoles and PC hardware.

  • Familiarity with workflows in DCC tools such as Substance, Maya, Max, and Houdini.

  • Experience with visual or text-based scripting languages.

  • Ability to both receive and deliver constructive criticism.

  • Passion for making and playing games.

 

Nice to Have

  • Experience with advanced rendering features in Unreal Engine 5.

  • Experience with procedural environment creation workflows (Houdini, etc).

  • Knowledge of film industry techniques.

  • Shipped console game experience.

 

Not an exact match for this role? We’d still love to hear from you! Visit our Careers Page and fill out the Open Application to apply.

 

How we work

  • Methodical Games is a remote hybrid studio with an office in Raleigh, North Carolina.

  • Everyone is a hands-on contributor and we believe in leading by example.

  • We’re a small cross-discipline team communicating directly with one another.

  • It is important to us to maintain an inclusive environment where everyone feels empowered to be themselves and do their best work.

 

What we offer

  • Competitive salary.

  • Generous equity and profit sharing.

  • Unlimited paid time off, Summer and Winter breaks.

  • Excellent health, dental, and vision insurance with 100% of premiums covered for employees.

  • 401(k) retirement plan and Flex Spending accounts.

  • Relocation assistance to the Raleigh area.

  • Centrally located office minutes from downtown Raleigh, Cary, and Durham. Walk to PNC Arena (home of the Carolina Hurricanes). Garage parking with free EV charging!