Full Time Job

Lead Technical Artist

Epic Games

Cary, NC 03-04-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

What We Do

Push your artistic talent to the limit on a team of world-class environment, character and concept artists who strive to innovate and inspire.

What You'll Do

Epic is looking for Lead Tech Artists to join our team working on Fortnite. A successful candidate should have a broad knowledge of art creation for games. They should understand modeling, texturing and animation fundamentals. They should be able to combine geometry, materials, effects and UE4/UE5 Blueprints to create complex art. They should be able to work with other developers to ship cosmetics, gameplay and engine features.

In this role, you will
• Create complex materials for characters, weapons and environments
• Establish workflows and tools for other artists to utilize when making unique assets
• Execute on a range of visual effects styles from realistic to stylized
• Work with programmers and artists to optimize content for many platforms
• Own gameplay and engine features from the technical art side maintaining the high quality bar for Fortnite

What we're looking for
• Desire to lead / work with a team and own features from inception to ship
• You're a go to resource for complex material logic, PBR material standards and organization
• Enthusiastic about in game performance; making art efficient and forward thinking
• Mastery of UE4/UE5 and related art pipelines
• Very strong technical and logic skills surrounding Blueprints / Scripting
• Abilities in secondary areas such as modeling, skinning, animation, or lighting
• Desire to work with a team, supporting other content creators such as modelers, VFX artists
• Must have a strong reel/portfolio showing executed game tech art
• You're user-focused, passionate, solutions-focused, and innovative
• Desire and knowledge of how to push Unreal Engine further

This role is open to multiple locations in North America (including CA & WA).

Pay Transparency Information

The expected annual base pay range(s) for this position are detailed below. Each base pay range is relevant only for individuals who are residents of or will be expected to work within the specified locale. Compensation varies based on a variety of factors, which include (but aren't limited to) things such as skills and competencies, qualifications, knowledge, and experience. In addition to base pay, most employees are eligible to participate in Epic's generous benefit plans and discretionary incentive programs (subject to the terms of those plans or programs).

California Base Pay Range

$189,482 - $315,803 USD

Washington Base Pay Range

$178,112 - $296,854 USD

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement). We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party. Further details on these matters can be found here.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dyn79p-3-227-240-72-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $189,482 to $315,803 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
Epic Games

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is a leading interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D engine technology. Epic operates Fortnite, one of the world’s largest games with over 350 million accounts and 2.5 billion friend connections. Epic also develops Unreal Engine, which powers the world’s leading games and is also adopted across industries such as film and television, architecture, automotive, manufacturing, and simulation.