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UI Technical Artist

Amazon Games Studios

Montreal, QC 05-30-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
En tant qu'Artiste technique UI, vous contribuez au développement d'expériences de jeu innovantes pour notre nouveau et épique projet. Vous êtes responsable de la mise en œuvre de la conception des systèmes d'interface utilisateur dans Unreal Engine, de la création de prototypes rapides, de la conception de mises en page, de l'application de techniques de script visuel et de l'amélioration de nos flux de travail. Votre travail s'étend aux matériaux UI, ajoutant ainsi une couche supplémentaire d'expertise à notre équipe. En collaborant étroitement avec les équipes de conception UX, d'art UI et d'ingénierie UI, et en tirant parti d'une base solide en ''mathématiques du jeu'', vous optimisez nos pratiques. Le résultat est une interface utilisateur transparente et visuellement attrayante qui améliore largement l'expérience globale des joueurs et des joueuses.

Rejoindre Amazon Games Montréal, c'est contribuer à la fondation d'un nouveau studio de jeux vidéo à taille humaine; participer à la création d'une nouvelle propriété intellectuelle revisitant l'arène de bataille en ligne multijoueur (oui, un MOBA); et collaborer avec une équipe d'experts polyvalents qui ont bien du fun à travailler ensemble. Venez construire l'avenir avec nous!

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As an UI Tech Artist, you contribute to the development of cutting-edge gaming experiences for our new exciting project. You are responsible for implementing UI systems design in Unreal Engine, creating rapid prototypes, designing layouts, applying visual scripting techniques and elevating our workflows. Your work extends to UI assets, adding another layer of expertise to our team. Collaborating closely with UX designers, UI artists and UI SDEs, and leveraging a solid foundation in ''game math'', you optimise our practices. The result is a seamless and visually appealing user interface that significantly enhances the global player experience.

Joining Amazon Games Montréal means taking part in the foundation of a new video game studio that operates at a focused, human scale; participating in the creation of a new intellectual property, a fresh take on the AAA multiplayer online battle arena game (yes, a MOBA); and collaborating with a team of well-rounded experts who have a great time working together. Come build the future with us!

Key job responsibilities
Responsibilities
- Collaborate on UI systems design, breaking down feature wireframes into essential widgets, structures and classes, while ensuring adherence to best practices to optimise UI performance.
- Manage assets/UI to ensure they remain within memory and CPU constraints, with a particular focus on profiling performance and assessing costs associated with UMG, Slate, C++, texture memory and UI materials.
- Implement blueprint logic as required and provide support to UI artists for specific presentation behaviours.
- Work with UI engineers to determine whether logic should be in blueprint or native code.
- Quickly diagnose and resolve blueprint/UMG issues using a variety of tools and techniques.
- Implement animations and scripts that bring the UI to life.
- Identify opportunities for organisational, documentation and workflow improvements in collaboration with the UX, UI Art and UI Engineering teams.
- Contribute to the creation and optimisation of UI assets to improve the visual quality and performance of in-game UI elements.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Montreal, QC, CAN

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

Basic Qualifications
- A solid foundation in introductory algebra and geometry aka ''game math'', game systems, and fundamental programming principles.
- 3+ years of experience building UI and experiences in game engines across multiple platforms (mobile, web, PC, consoles) or equivalent transferable experience.
- 2+ years of experience delivering updates and new features to a user base on a regular cadence, or equivalent transferable experience with Unreal Engine.
- Professional skills in Adobe Suite, especially Photoshop.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, in French and English; due to the nature of the role, which requires interaction with other Amazon entities globally and with Amazon employees and stakeholders in other provinces in Canada, bilingual French and English is required for this position.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Qualifications
- A keen eye for pixel-perfect UI, with the ability to identify and address potential issues in mock-ups when translating designs into the engine
- Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
- Effective communication skills; able to translate technical requirements across different departments, as well as demonstrate empathy for non-technical team members and foster team collaboration
We know that your talent and skills can be expressed through a variety of relevant experiences. We encourage you to apply, even if you do not have all the qualifications listed.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status. If you would like to request an accommodation, please notify your Recruiter.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d51zn0-34-239-170-244-42 in your application.