Full Time Job

Senior Technical Artist - Tft, Tools and Pipeline

Riot Games

Los Angeles, CA 05-01-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
The mission of Technical Art on Teamfight Tactics is to establish and improve the systems, tools, rigs, and workflows that unleash the creativity of our artists and allow the production of the best possible art content for our players and for our future.

As a Senior Tech Artist, you will help define the technical art needs across all of the different creative and technical teams on TFT. You will partner with the Art Leads and Tech Art Manager to inform on best practices, pipelines, workflows, and asset production. You will also collaborate with Engineers to understand and refine the technical constraints of our game. Lastly, you will work with fellow Tech Artists and experts across the studio to ensure healthy and consistent practices across the discipline.

You will report to the Tech Art Manager of TFT. You will work with experts throughout our Tools teams in League Studios to guide future-facing workflows, pipelines, and standards, and build a long-term strategy for the technical implementation of the creative vision for TFT. You will support and mentor artists in designing and creating assets, tools, and documents according to best practices. You will identify strategic art resource needs and work with the Art Director and Tech Art Manager to promote hiring for all tech art roles on the team. As a part of the Art discipline, you'll develop strategies and collaborate with many different disciplines to achieve broader product goals.

• Define and level up the end-to-end workflow for our many creative disciplines, such as Character Art, Animation, Environment Art, Audio, UI/UX and VFX
• Provide technical support to artists working from our art workflows, collecting data to further improve the tools they are using, making recommendations and improvements
• Profile memory and performance on TFT and its systems, and provide insight and guidance on how to optimize our content with technical constraints in mind
• Be an active member of the Tech Art community within Riot, participate in craft-focused meetings and events, and actively mentor for other Technical Artists in their craft
• Build close relationships with the artists and engineers you work alongside to better understand their needs and collaborate on tool and pipeline development
• Spread knowledge of the team's processes through documentation and help teams expand their technical know-how
• Consistently give and take constructive feedback, direct next steps, and communicate clear goals and outcomes to your team

Required Qualifications:
• 6+ years experience as a technical artist in games or related industries
• Expertise in game development using modern game engines such as Unreal or Unity
• Expertise in industry standard content creation tools, such as Maya and Photoshop
• Fluency in modern scripting languages and related UI frameworks, such as Python and PyQt/PySide

Desired Qualifications:
• Experience with C# and C++
• Experience with PBR content pipelines, such as Substance Painter/Designer
• Experience with content optimization techniques and software, such as Houdini or Simplygon
• Experience working in mobile development and cross-platform games

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise and a collaborative spirit that prioritizes the delight of players. We will look at your past studies, experience, and your personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about the experiences of players, this could be the role for you!
Our Perks

Riot has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children, and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.

Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in Gaming.
• (Los Angeles Only) Base salary range between $176,400.00 - $245,700.00 USD + incentive compensation + equity + 401K with company match + medical, dental, vision, and life insurance + short and long-term disability + open PTO.

It's our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled Rioters and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history (LAMC 189.00).

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r0xkqe-44-220-44-148-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $176,400 to $245,700 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
Riot Games

Riot Games was founded in 2006 to develop, publish, and support the most player-focused games in the world. In 2009, we released our debut title, League of Legends, to worldwide acclaim. League has gone on to be the most-played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports.