Senior Technical Artist - Live Games

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Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time

We are looking for a talented Senior Technical Artist to join our live game teams in London, Berlin & Malmö!

Your role within the KingdomYou’ll be part of the art team working on some of the biggest games in the mobile games industry. As a Senior Technical Artist, you will work directly with artists and developers helping to identify and solve problems, optimize workflows and game footprints and push the boundaries and visuals of our globally successful games.

You will also be part of the wider Technical Art Community at King, a unique environment where we share, collaborate and support each other to achieve our full potential.

Skills to create thrills

  • Excellent knowledge of one major 3D software packages (Maya preferred)

  • Experience with character rigging for animation

  • Excellent knowledge of 2D creation software (Photoshop etc) and image manipulation

  • Previous experience creating mobile games preferable

  • Good knowledge of game engine workflows and an understanding of realtime rendering

  • Excellent Python knowledge and scripting ability

  • Proven track record of both artistic and technical creativity with a passion for solving problems

  • Understanding of how to optimize games content for memory and performance

  • Passion and drive to push visual quality or streamline workflows

  • Experience in creating various game content (animations/modelling/vfx etc)

  • A proactive communicator, willing to give and receive constructive feedback

An online portfolio demonstrating all aspects of your skills would be preferred.

Bonus Points

  • Understanding of GLSL or similar shading language

  • Experienced in working in an Agile / Scrum environment

  • Good Knowledge of typical development languages (C++, rust)

  • Previous experience with custom game engines

  • Good knowledge of mathematics and physics (vector calculus, linear algebra)

About King

King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of our games, including franchises such as Candy Crush, Farm Heroes, Pet Rescue and Bubble Witch.
We have 249 million monthly active users as of fourth quarter 2019 across web, social and mobile platforms. King was acquired by Activision Blizzard Inc. (Nasdaq ATVI) in February 2016 and operates as an independent unit of the
company.

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid-core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players – and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!

Applications needs to be in English.