Senior Technical Artist – Poker

About the job

Careers Category: Art & Animation

Careers location: Austin, TX, Bay Area, CA, Carlsbad, CA, Chicago, IL, Eugene, OR, Toronto, Canada

Connected Worker Type: Connected

Requisition Id: R_111617

Position Overview

Zynga Poker is the most popular mobile poker game in the world! We pride ourselves as the home for authentic gameplay and a friendly poker community. As a creative team we strive to produce best-in-class art and design, while creating new and engaging experiences that touch millions of players.

We are looking for a Senior Technical Artist who can help us create and build first class experiences! If you're a dedicated, curious, and a highly motivated tech artist who loves problem solving with our Artists and Engineers, you will be a phenomenal fit for our diverse and creative team!

Main Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Art and Engineering teams to construct and implement game assets (specifically UI) in Unity.
  • Create performant animations and visual effects within Unity.
  • Create materials/shaders to achieve unique styles and hit amazing visual quality.
  • Enforce optimal performance and efficiency of the game’s final visual assets.
  • Work effectively to tackle any art-related bugs.
  • Define, maintain and troubleshoot pipeline for in game assets.
  • Develop and maintain tools for the production pipeline, particularly for animation and technical art tasks.
  • Create, maintain, and communicate technical art guidelines and implementation techniques with other team members.
  • Maintain clean, optimized project, periodically auditing assets and sprite atlases, etc.
  • Profile builds and provide and implement solutions to address performance issues
  • Our ideal candidate is a great communicator, teammate, and proactive problem solver. You draw from a range of skills to creatively determine solutions. You are a contributor of ideas, overseer of pipelines, and collaborator across discipline lines providing expertise and seeking out potential issues before they become problems

Desired Skills And Experience

  • Effective communication with team members of varying disciplines including written documentation of pipeline processes
  • 4+ years of experience with Unity and/or other engines.
  • Proficient with Unity GUI
  • Intermediate experience with Animation and VFX
  • Experience with 3D modeling, rigging and UV texturing with professional 3D software such as Maya or ZBrush is a plus
  • Understanding of optimizing 3D and 2D assets for memory and performance considerations
  • Intermediate skills creating high quality VFX particle systems in Unity
  • Experience creating and modifying materials, writing shaders is a plus
  • Experience with C# tools
  • Core Adobe Creative Suite skills
  • Technical background in developing scripts, Photoshop actions, and other automation tools vital for art implementation and optimization
  • Proven experience in game development, with shipped titles
  • Experience with profiling tools
  • Experience with version control software such as Perforce, Git

What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan and ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution (US)
  • RRSP/DPSP company match contribution (Canada)
  • Health coverage, dental, disability, critical illness, EAP, and life insurance (Canada)
  • Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits (US)
  • Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
  • Global Fitness reimbursement program
  • Global Wellbeing Program
  • Financial wellness program with unlimited access to certified financial planners
  • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid parental, pregnancy-related disability, caregiver, and compassionate leaves
  • Subsidized Back-up child care
  • Zynga happy hours and frequent employee events
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups
  • Work with cool people and impact millions of daily player

Zynga is an equal opportunity employer. We are proud of our diverse community; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome candidates, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds. Join us!

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