Technical Artist (Remote Options) – Kent, UK

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Job Description

Technical Artist

Dovetail Games – Kent, UK

Full-time Remote Available for UK Applicants

Want to work on high-quality console games loved by a huge global audience? Dovetail Games are top of the class when it comes to high-quality simulation games for consoles. With huge, long-standing titles such as Train Simulator and Fishing SIM World, Dovetail are very successful in their corner of the market. 

Dovetail's realistic art style is truly a thing of beauty, and as their new Technical Artist, you will be working on their art and animation pipelines to make sure they are delivering the same consistently high standard going forward. 

This position can be worked remotely from anywhere in the UK on a permanent basis, or you could join them on-site in Kent. 

Your day-to-day will involve and include the following:

  • Helping build cutting edge games within UE4, in huge open-world environments 
  • Working with graphics programmers and other technical artists on simulation and rendering of water and other complex environmental effects 
  • Helping continue to build their Houdini procedural pipeline 
  • Exploring the latest UE4 engine features and pushing the limits of new-gen console platforms 
  • Supporting the asset creation pipeline so assets can be easily integrated into each game without sacrificing the overall artistic vision (or exceeding platform limits)
  • Develop, implement, and maintain efficient workflows, tools, and pipelines for the art team
  • Review current and emerging technologies and technical developments for inclusion in their games
  • Assist with performance profiling and optimisation
  • Be the missing link in communication between the art and programming tribes

The skills and XP you'll need to succeed:

  • Experince working with art and animation pipelines 
  • Have worked with Unreal Engine, ideally using blueprints 
  • Knowledge of Houdini

The following will earn you BONUS POINTS:

  • An understanding of animation principals 
  • Knowledgeable of rigging processes using 3DS Max or Maya 
  • Experience with Python 

Want to learn more about this position?

Don't hesitate to get in touch with me!

Email or call +44 (0)1709 834777

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