Technical Art Director

King

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time

Posted


Craft:

Art

Job Description:

We are looking for a dedicated Technical Art Director with a real passion for making games ! You will be collaborating in our New Games business on our exciting new projects partnering with VP of Art in leading Technical Artist resourcing, ensuring efficient team placement across the Business Unit. You will also partner with the Senior Director of Technical Art in understanding the needs for Art & Animation tools. Ready for the challenge ? We can't wait to talk to you !

Technical Artist Leadership & Management

  • Provide key leadership, mentor and hands on support to Tech Art Leads across all teams.
  • Develop and maintain an in-depth knowledge of the tech artist community, understanding strengths, challenges and opportunities that aid in accurate resourcing and the complete development of an engaged, successful organization.
  • Provide constant and consistent functional leadership and support to all technical artists and technical animators as required, especially in regard to goal setting and career development
  • Work in partnership with other Craft leaders to ensure games teams are organized and perform towards the goals.
  • Be responsible for the training of the team across the group, promoting the healthy, ongoing development of all relevant skills
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition, to drive the hiring process and strengthen the team

Technical Leadership

  • Provide key inputs to all game teams regarding art processes and content pipelines (incl. technical specifications), ensuring an efficient way of working in each phase of development and implement to the relevant workflow consistencies required and that content is crafted and implemented to ensure quality and scalability
  • Partner with EP’s and Art Directors to ensure content pipelines are set up for production success and future content growth
  • Be a key participant within the New Games Technical Leadership, ensuring the group has an advocate and champion of Art
  • Contribute to all Tech Reviews for New Games

About King

King is the game developer behind the world-famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top-grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.

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 need to be in English.
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