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Technical Lighting Artist


Middleton, WI 10-30-2020
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Job Description

Job Title:Technical Lighting Artist

Requisition ID:R001901

Your Platform

Your Mission

As a Technical Lighting Artist you will play a crucial role in art pipeline and tools development to further expand and empower our world-class Art department's capabilities. You will be a steadfast champion of high-quality visuals and intuitive tools. As the essential glue between our lighting and engineering teams, you will actively promote communication, collaboration, and awareness that result in win-win scenarios. You will work alongside some of the most experience lighting artists, tech artists, and rendering engineers in the industry on a daily basis to identify, investigate and overcome any technical challenges that limit our creative vision and goals. This is a full time temporary position.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
• Share your deep passion for technical graphics knowledge and your drive to improve and expand upon lighting tools.
• Implement pipeline feature requirements from lighting, design, and technical teams
• Operate in proprietary scripting code and tools to standardize complex light behaviors
• Maintain, improve, and document existing lighting tools and pipeline
• Detect, report, and monitor rendering issues (e.g. bug submissions, tracking status, pending integrations, game performance and memory usage, etc.)
• Create example maps for testing, educational and corrective purposes
• Contribute innovative and original ideas towards all aspects of game production and development

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:
• Shipped at least one console title as a Technical Lighting Artist or Graphics engineer
• In depth knowledge of real time physically based rendering theory and material authoring
• Experience with Python or C#
• Experience with color grading (CLUTs/ToneMapping) and shader development
• Curious, proactive, self-motivated, decisive and demonstrates pragmatic problem-solving skills
• Demonstrates a service and support mindset when translating requests into robust, accurate, and user-friendly tools.
• Excellent understanding of color and color theory, space, material and light in relation to their application in games

Extra Points:
• Demonstrates an understanding HDR and SDR pipelines
• Experience with Qt for Python
• In depth understanding of photography principles
• Knowledge of the Call of Duty franchise.
• Possesses a strong understanding of the FPS gameplay including knowledge of the best-in-class games in the genre.

Company Profile

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment.