Technical Artist

 Published 14 days ago
    
 Worldwide
    
 70,000 to 90,000 annually
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Level Ex is a fast-growing game studio that creates video games for doctors. 

Our games use enthralling casual and hyper-casual game mechanics to capture the challenge of medical practice: from diagnosis puzzles to particle games that let you pay with molecules. All are visually stunning and beautifully designed to maximize fun and reward - and perfectly balance challenge and skill. 

We attract top artists, engineers, designers, and others from prominent gaming franchises, like Mortal Kombat, League of Legends, Call of Duty, Walking Dead, and Star Wars. Our caliber of talent keeps us at the forefront of the industry: GDC ranked our game design talk #2 of 194 for sponsored sessions in 2019, and we earned 2nd place at SIGGRAPH Real-Time Live! 2019, sharing the stage with Epic, Unity, Digital Domain, and others. Meet some of our incredible team here, and learn why you’ll enjoy our company and culture - Video: Why Join Level Ex?

We're looking for a Technical Artist to join our Level Ex Medical team as we grow a new genre of hyper-casual medical games in the video game industry.

Responsibilities 

  • Create a suite of art pipelines and art creation tools to support new methods of high-end art content creation. 
  • Architect custom asset pipelines that use the latest art and engine tools efficiently.
  • Identify ways to make 3D and 2D artists more effective and efficient - and make it happen.
  • Write scripts to automate multi-step art creation, capture, import, and export processes.
  • Research, integrate, and configure new art-content systems like particle systems, animation systems, etc.
  • Work autonomously as part of the Medical team on a wide variety of interesting projects.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3+ years of professional game industry development experience (required).
  • Extensive experience building tools and scripts in Unity, including familiarity with the component model and tool-development functionality (2 years minimum).
  • Portfolio of tools and example effects/assets highlighting your best work.
  • Deep familiarity with industry art pipelines - understanding common problems and solutions for asset creation and flow in games built on a rapidly-moving tech stack.
  • Experience with rigging, lighting, shading, texturing, both in terms of content creation and in-engine configuration.
  • Comfortable working in Maya or 3D StudioMax for both content and tool-creation, including proficiency in Python and MEL.
  • Experience with UI 2D framework.
  • Experience in C#.
  • Comfortable prototyping and researching new art technology and techniques.
  • Excellent sense of artistic style and control.

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience with creating Unity (or Unreal) editor tools.
  • Experience with Substance Designer and/or Painter.
  • Experience authoring shaders in HLSL, GLSL and/or Cg a major plus.
  • Technical art experience in creating VR or AR content.

Salary Range

  • The salary range for this position is $70,000 to $90,000 annually, based on the experience and qualifications of the individual.

Benefits & Perks

  • Multiple health insurance plans, one with 100% company-paid premiums at all levels.
  • 401(k) with a generous company-paid match program.
  • Family-friendly benefits; 4 weeks of PTO, 2 weeks of company holidays, dental, vision, optional pet insurance, and more!
  • In-person and remote-friendly events, i.e., board games tabletop simulator, Jackbox Games, DEI events, game jams, and virtual happy hours.

Interested?

For the fastest consideration please send us your resume along with a link to your best portfolio work (required).

Equal Opportunity Statement (EEO)

Level Ex is the collective sum of all our individual experiences, backgrounds, and influences, and we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, (or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to lactation), physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender identity or expression, medical condition, genetic information, or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Our commitment to inclusion across identity and experience drives us forward every day.

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