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Get a job: Mountaintop Studios needs a Lead Tech Artist

Mountaintop Studios is looking for a Lead Tech Artist who’s passionate about building extraordinary new experiences that inspire others.

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Lead Tech Artist, Mountaintop Studios

Location: San Francisco, CA

THE ROLE

We’re looking for a Lead Tech Artist who’s passionate about building extraordinary new experiences that inspire others. Awesome and expressive characters make for great games, so you’ll play a crucial role in bringing our first title to life. 

YOU’LL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR

  • Rigging, skinning, and engine setup for weapons and characters for a game developed with Unreal
  • Creating tools and workflows for the creation of characters and weapons
  • Working with internal and external character art teams to establish technical requirements and best practices for the development of rigged game assets.
  • Working with engineering to establish technical specifications and performance standards for character and weapon creation.

ABOUT YOU

  • Character TD, Rigger, Tech Artist, or equivalent on at least one shipped AAA title
  • A love for playing and making amazing games
  • A passion for creating amazing characters and tools
  • Expert-level knowledge of Maya or 3ds Max
  • Unreal experience on a commercial game
  • High level of proficiency creating dynamic and flexible character rigs
  • Solid understanding of asset optimization techniques/challenges
  • Thrive in a team-oriented, creative environment
  • Self-motivated, with great time management skills
  • Willing to take risks and learn from failure

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong demo reel of dynamic character rigs, hair/cloth simulation, performant runtime character solutions, and character pipeline tool scripting
  • Gameplay/technical animation background
  • AAA experience a plus
  • Proficiency in ZBrush, Painter, and Designer
  • Mocap setup experience

PERKS

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance (100% of premiums paid)
  • 401k plan
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Remote-work Friendly

Interested? Apply now.

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