Technical Artist

Location Menlo Park, CA (Fully remote)
Starts Interviewing Now!
Duration 12 Months
Status Freelance
Rate Up to $76/hr (DOE)
Our social media giant client seeks a Technical Artist to join their team in this 12 month freelance role!

This role will be 100% remote, but you must be based in the following approved location(s):
Bay Area, CA
Denver, CO
New York, NY
Houston, TX
Los Angeles, CA
San Diego, CA

A Technical Artist is responsible for the technical aspects of art asset development. This entails working closely with Art and Engineering to develop and support the asset pipeline, animation and rigging tools, animation rigs, and real-time effects.

The Technical Artist will be responsible for the following:
- Partner closely and lead the engineering and design teams in definining and developing content
- Design, manage and maintain the pipeline from artists and designers through to deployment
- Optimize content through enhancing performance and instructing the artists and designers on asset creation, modeling and texturing best practices
- Manage the technical animation pipeline including developing Maya tools and plug-ins for rigging and animation, and hooking up animations
- Develop broad technical expertise to assist in a wide variety technical and artistic tasks

The ideal Technical Artist should possess the following:
- Experience in working with Maya Python/PyMEL, PySide/PyQt
- Expert ability to work on game development
- Expert ability in creating tools and automation for one or more packages like Maya, Houdini, Substance Painter, Substance Designer, ZBrush, Knald, Marmoset, Photoshop, etc
- Expert in game profiling and optimization techniques
- Experience shipping products with stringent runtime performance constraints, such as complex mobile or 3D applications or games
- Expert leadership and mentoring skills necessary to provide support and constructive performance feedback.

Creative Circle is focused on protecting the health and safety of our candidates, clients, and communities. Details of our job descriptions are always subject to change, e.g., on-site vs off-site. We follow the guidance of the CDC, WHO, CPHA, and government officials. If you have questions about a specific job posting, please contact us. Be well and stay well. - Creative Circle.


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About Creative Circle
Creative Circle is a recruiting agency, and we proudly match professionals with companies looking for talented team members. The above listing is for a role with one of our clients. Our connections at top companies get your resume in front of the right people and access to amazing positions that aren't posted anywhere else. If you’re a good fit for this role (or another we're currently working on), a local recruiter will reach out to schedule a screening interview. We present only the top candidates to our clients.

For Creative Circle to represent you for this opportunity, you must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need of employer sponsorship for a non-immigrant visa.