FX Technical Artist (gaming)

May 23, 2020
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This large gaming company is seeking an FX Technical Artist to join our team. Be a part of a tightly knit team responsible for delivering high-performance effects for future video games.

The FX Technical artist will work closely with the FX artists, graphics developers, tool developers and QA to help build our FX engine, pipeline and artist work-flow. The candidate will help ensure consistently performing FX across several gaming platforms while maintaining visually stunning results. This person would help write shaders, maintain and investigate FX performance, and collaborate with other teams to continuously improve the FX work flow. Additionally, the candidate may contribute to developing our Houdini pipeline.

The ideal candidate is a creative person who enjoys technical challenges. Someone who wants to deliver an amazing experience, a team player with strong communication skills that can work with all disciplines and leads. A self-driven individual who is passionate about FX workflow and development. A strong background in linear algebra, lighting and shaders will be key characteristics of the ideal candidate. ​

Develop and maintain FX systems, pipelines and shaders.
Continuously refine and improve the work-flow for FX artists.
Investigate and correct FX performance problems.
Troubleshoot problems encountered by the FX artists. ​

Minimum Qualifications and Skills
3+ years of professional experience.
Experience writing HLSL vertex, pixel and compute shaders.
Understanding of lighting, compositing and rendering techniques.
Professional experience using at least one scripting language like Python, Lua, Hscript, Vex, Mel, etc.
Experience using game engines such as Unreal, Unity, etc.
Strong knowledge of real-time particle simulations and photo-realistic FX development.

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 888-237-6835 or email accommodation@aerotek .com for other accommodation options. However, if you have questions about this position, please contact the Recruiter located at the bottom of the job posting. The Recruiter is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.

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