Junior Technical Artist (Video Game Studio)

About the job

Job Title: Junior Technical Artist

Type: Full time

Who We Are: Disbelief is a game development studio focusing on contracting and consulting services. We’ve worked with both AAA and independent studios to help their projects ship. Notable projects we’ve worked on include Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, Minecraft, Borderlands 3, Gears Tactics, Gears 5, and Pacific Drive.

At Disbelief we value work-life balance, and want to create an alternative to the crunch-culture prevalent in game development. We also believe strongly in investing in our talent and our team. Disbelief is a place to puzzle out the solutions to cutting-edge problems for industry leading projects, but also a place where people can grow their careers and skills as valued members of a stable and close-knit team.

Description: Currently, we’re looking for a Junior Technical Artist. This opportunity is for a full-time position in Chicago, IL. Junior Technical Artists at Disbelief are as excited to learn as they are to teach and help others. They have a unique skill set that allows them to find and solve problems across disciplines, and bridge gaps between departments. With support and training from more senior members of the team, you will be expected to work in a variety of areas including scripting for tools and gameplay, modeling, materials, texturing, animation, FX, UI, and writing documentation.

We work with leading edge technologies to make them perform at the top of their capabilities, and we take pride in solving problems others can’t. We believe a diverse team is a stronger team, and we encourage marginalized candidates to apply.

Key Responsibilities

  • Solve technical problems from an artist’s point of view
  • Facilitate communication between art, engineering and gameplay teams
  • Proactively learn new software and techniques
  • Prototype new workflows and systems
  • Make improvements to existing pipelines as part of a team
  • Clearly communicate your work to others
  • Estimate the time it takes to complete tasks

Skills and Requirements

  • Degree in Tech Art or equivalent experience
  • Basic understanding of real time rendering
  • Knowledge of version control with Perforce, Git, or equivalent
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Portfolio demonstrating
  • Ability to produce AAA quality game art
  • Gameplay or pipeline scripting
  • Proficiency in cross disciplinary tasks

Location: Chicago, IL

Relocation Assistance: Available where applicable

Remote: Hybrid. Jr Tech Artists are in the office based on project needs, but can sometimes work from home. Some of our projects require access to physical infrastructure.

Visa Sponsorship: No. Disbelief does not offer visa sponsorship at the current time. We are an E-Verify employer.

Technologies: Our DCC tools vary depending on the project, but will typically involve a combination of 3ds Max, Maya, Substance, Photoshop. Our real-time work often requires knowledge of animation, physics, material and particle systems. Primarily we work with Unreal Engine, but we also work with Unity and custom game engines. Scripting in Python, Maxscript, Mel, Javascript, C# and Unreal blueprint is often required to solve pipeline and workflow problems.

Contact: Please submit resume and portfolio to jobs@disbelief.com

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