Looking for a Senior 3D Technical Artist!


We’re on the lookout for an experienced Technical artist to work with us on boosting the polish and production values of our projects! You’ll be a core and integral part of the Yacht Club Games team responsible for developing in-game art assets. The desired candidate will demonstrate skills in rigging, tool creation, scripting, VFX, UI, and more. You should feel comfortable working together on a small team to define, create, and lead the technical art needs for Yacht Club Games projects.


Responsibilities

  • Work with team to design and implement visuals for games within technical and style restrictions.

  • Collaborate with designers and programmers to create and implement assets. Provide feedback on how to improve tools and increase team productivity.

  • Create shaders and scripts.

  • Support the animation and character art pipelines with clear communication and tool creation.

  • Able to work independently or with a small team to manage tasklist and workflow. Manage outsource artists, animators, and review art related assets created outside of the core game team.

  • Learn and adapt to art and production pipelines to create and iterate on art quickly.

  • Rigging, animation support, asset workflow management, and light environments/characters.
  • Assist in additional roles at the company as interested - including every aspect of game creation from business and marketing to art and design decisions.


Qualifications

  • Self-motivated and curious with a willingness to continue learning.

  • Experience effectively collaborating with 3D animators, character/environment modelers, and rigging artists to improve pipeline workflow.

  • Proficiency in 3D software (Maya, ZBrush, Mudbox, 3ds Max, etc)

  • Knowledgeable in modern rendering techniques: programmable shaders, 3D lighting, VFX tools. Experience creating custom materials, working with static and dynamic lighting.

  • Thorough understanding of pipeline workflow and how to improve workflow production efficiency.

  • Applied knowledge of programming and scripting to create tools, aid visuals, or handle procedural elements like full-body IK systems.

  • Willing to work in Los Angeles office (once we can do so safely).

  • Knowledge of SVN is a plus.


Benefits & Perks

  • Work in a collaborative environment where you are a core part of the team and are welcome to contribute to any aspect of the company that interests you!

  • Create fun and challenging games that tug at heartstrings and delight with charm

  • Robust medical and dental insurance for you and your dependents

  • Generous Profit Sharing and Bonus plans

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with 4% company match

  • Unlimited discretionary vacation and sick days that we want you to use!

  • Working in our beautiful office located in Los Angeles!



Yacht Club Games is an Equal Opportunity Workplace

The team at Yacht Club Games is committed to diversity and inclusion and we wholeheartedly encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds and voices to apply for this position!