Senior Technical Artist
Location: Greater London
Job Type: Full time
Craft:Games Design & Production
Technical Artist - Shared Tech
We are looking for Technical Artists to join our team based in Stockholm, Berlin, London or Barcelona.
Your role within our Kingdom
You will be part of a dynamic core team of technical artists and programmers, working on improving and supporting King’s largest games. As a technical artist, you will be a key member of the group, helping solve problems, design and optimize features and workflows, build tools, support content creators and push boundaries. You will work closely with the different crafts within King’s dynamic game teams, providing support, assistance and drive quality for key areas of the projects.
You will also be part of the wider Technical Art Community at King, a unique environment where we share and support each other to achieve our full potential. At King we value our personal growth very highly, and as such you will receive plenty of support to focus on the areas you want to master.
At King we believe in making the world more playful, and we carefully balance change, growth and evolution with providing an amazing experience to our hundreds of millions of players by supporting our games day to day.
Skills to Create thrills
Good knowledge of one major 3D software packages (Maya preferred)
Good knowledge of 2D creation software (Photoshop, Illustrator)
Familiarity with game engine workflows and a good understanding of real-time rendering processes and pipelines (experience with GLSL/HLSL)
Good scripting ability (e.g. Pymel, Python API)
Proven track record of both artistic and technical creativity with a real passion for solving problems
Passionate about optimizing games content for memory and performance
Desire to push visual quality or streamline workflows
Experience in creating various game content (animations/modelling/etc)
A proactive communicator, willing to give and receive constructive feedback
Good organizational skills
Proactive in learning and developing your skills
An online portfolio demonstrating all aspects of your skills would be appreciated.
Tasty Bonus Skills
Experience with custom game engines
Understanding of GLSL or similar shading language
Previous experience from creating midcore and/or mobile games
Experience with procedural content generation
Experience of creating AAA console or mobile titles
Experienced in working in an Agile / Scrum environment
Knowledge of typical development languages (C++, C#, Python, Rust)
Knowledge of mathematics and physics (vector calculus, linear algebra)
Technical art is a part of Game Production in King’s Shared Tech division - we operate across all games at King, supporting them with unified tools, workflows and all aspects of content creation. In this job, you will be exposed to a multitude of teams, games and professions. This is your opportunity to gather experience in all areas of game production and achieve impactful results across an array of games and a vast number of players.
Life at King
We believe that great gaming experiences happen when they are developed by working in small, autonomous creative teams that control the whole process – from idea to amazing game. Our close connection with the player community gets us instant feedback and enables us to deliver truly magical moments. We value your free time and your need to refuel, relax and find inspiration – by playing games with your colleagues, being at home with your family or going to the gym or out for a run.
Work can be flexibly arranged between working remotely or in the office.
That's how we stay creative.
Want to join our Kingdom?
Please apply in English and don’t forget to share your portfolio with us.
The brilliant experience we give our players comes from the diversity and experience of our people. A great Saga needs all kinds of Heroes – that’s why we hire all sorts of talent!
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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