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Lead Procedural Technical Artist

Playstation

Los Angeles, CA 06-20-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description
Why PlayStation?

Join the award-winning team that created God of War

Santa Monica Studio is seeking an experienced Lead Procedural Technical Artist for the development of a new unannounced title!

You are into games – you love playing them and you love making them. Procedural content creation is your thing. You get excited by saving content creators' time and speeding up their workflows. You want to use your skills to create bigger and more impressive worlds and are full of ideas how to do so. And you're half coder and half artist – you get both, you help each understand the other, and you can translate from art to tech and back again, so everyone gets the most out of the tools and knows what to ask for to get awesome art up onto the screen.

Responsibilities
• Lead a team of procedural technical artists in the development and support of procedural tools for digital content creation
• Accelerate the building of virtual worlds using proceduralism as your tool
• Research, define, extend, and maintain procedural production pipelines, processes, and workflows
• Interface with stakeholders - liaise between team members; drive collaborative projects
• Troubleshoot issues; resolve them: invent or build robust, quality technical implementations
• Partner with leads and directors to meet visual and technical standards
• Work closely with artists and designers to develop/define procedural systems and improve their workflows

Requirements
• Minimum 10 years of profession experience in computer-generated art
• Industry experience working or shipping AAA titles
• Expertise of 3D math fundamentals
• Experience in designing or creating world building toolsets
• Expert knowledge of Houdini and best practices in procedural asset creation
• Familiar with artist workflows and processes
• Strong understanding of algorithm design and their inherent complexity
• Proficient scripting/programming experience in Python, PyQT/PySide, Vex
• Ability to write clean, maintainable and extensible code with attention to reusability
• Enthusiasm and initiative
• Excellent spoken and written communication
• Able and motivated to work with other team members

Preferred Experience
• Programming experience with C++
• Expert ability in 3D modelling DCCs such as Maya or equivalent

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The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.

$170,100 - $255,100 USD

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Salary Details
Salary Range: $170,100 to $255,100 Per Year ($ USD)
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Playstation

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