Senior Technical Artist

Crytek is looking for an experienced Senior Technical Artist to join our Game Development Team in Kiev studio.


As the Senior Technical Artist you understand the quality requirements of the project, communicate with external resources from the initial project setup up and deliver high level Art to Production team. Ideally, you already shipped several Game products as an artist yourself and developed a keen eye for quality, but you also understand the necessities of budget and performance constrains.

Responsibilities
  • Work closely with the Game Director and Project Management to understand the artistic vision and quality across required discipline.
  • Manage communication and provide feedback to artists, and help maintain a strong creative relationship between external and internal art teams.
  • Prepare asset briefs that clearly communicate technical, artistic and game play needs.
  • Collaborate with vendors to provide direction and feedback to ensure quality and technical delivery is met.
  • Test vendor deliveries and integrate outsourced assets into the builds.
  • Provide constructive and direct feedback in a timely manner.
  • Provide technical support to outsource vendors, answer CRYENGINE and pipeline questions.
  • Create detailed documentation of asset generation/best practice
Requirements
  • 2+ years of Game Art Experience
  • Willingness to improve and accept direction and feedback.
  • Understanding of Milestones/production pipelines.
  • Professional game production experience.
  • Understanding dependencies and expectations from each discipline of outsourced work.
  • Strong passion for video game art.
  • Excellent collaboration and problem solving skills
  • Excellent time management.
  • Understanding of Environment-, Character-, Vehicle- and Weapon-Art.
  • Keep a positive team-oriented attitude.
  • Be proactive and self-motivated, work without direct supervision.
  • Good English communication and writing skills.
Pluses
  • High quality artwork from shipped titles - outsourced or other contribution.
  • Competence in Zbrush, 3DSmax or Maya and Photoshop.
  • Extensive games industry knowledge and experience.
  • CRYENGINE or other Game Engines experience.
  • Previous experience working with outsourcing.
  • Experience with Perforce (or other source control programs).

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