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Technical Artist: VFX Pipeline - Unannounced Survival Game

Company: Blizzard Entertainment
Location: Irvine
Posted on: September 21, 2022

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R008467 Job Description: Technical Artist: VFX Pipeline - Unannounced Survival Game We Want You A new world and a new journey await you. It is a world different from any other Blizzard has created. If you're a passionate game developer, and, well, a good human being, then we'd love to talk to you. We have a new AAA survival game in the works, set in a new IP for PC/Console. It's going to be amazing, and we'd love to bring you along for the ride. Together, we'll build something big, bold, and beautiful. Are you a Technical Artist with experience in VFX? Do you want to collaborate with world class artists, engineers, designers, and other technical artists to help solve some of our most complex problems? Do you get excited about bringing your unique and diverse experiences to the table and help other people in a variety of ways? Do you like thinking outside the box? Oh, and do you like fireworks and things that go boom? Then let's talk! We believe our team is good. Really good. Granted, we're obviously biased. But we also believe there are lots of developers out there who can make us even better. You could be one of those people. If you're looking for a team where inclusion, thoughtfulness, empathy, professionalism, and collaboration are all seen as critically important, we believe our team could be a phenomenal fit for you. Join us and help craft our future! You can learn a bit more about this upcoming Unannounced Survival Game in our news release here! COVID-19 Hiring Update: We've transitioned to a work-from-home model, and we're continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person's circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options. You're good at: Building FX pipelines for AAA games!
Teaming up with FX Artists to develop workflows for FX creation for spells, environments, characters, combat, and special game events.
Teaming up with Engineers and Technical Artists to develop tools for FX pipelines.
Teaming up with Engineers, Technical Artists, Designers, and FX Artists to create prototypes and complex special effects.
Optimizing runtime performance without sacrificing artistic integrity.
Being a communication bridge between Art, Design, Engineering, and Production. Extra awesome points for: Having experience and deep knowledge in FX tools such as Niagara for Unreal, Visual Effects Graph for Unity, or others, such as PopcornFx, or TimelineFx
Experience debugging game content.
Strong technical problem-solving ability.
Hands-on experience in programming languages such as Python, C#, or C++ to create visual tools with libraries such as QT or ImGui
Hands-on experience using procedural software such as Houdini or Substance Designer.
Having experience with Combat, Environment, and Character Design workflows.
Familiarity writing tools in Python or C++ for DCC applications such as Houdini, Maya, Photoshop, and Perforce.
Tool development experience. You'll need to provide us with: Your Resume
Your Portfolio or Reel - Only digital applications will be accepted such as a website, blog, or online album. Physical media will not be accepted.
A tech art test might be required Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work/life balance. We've worked hard to champion an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything, and our core values are real. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Come help us bring the world together through epic entertainment!

Keywords: Blizzard Entertainment, Irvine , Technical Artist: VFX Pipeline - Unannounced Survival Game, IT / Software / Systems , Irvine, California

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