Junior Technical Artist

New Westminster, BC Canada

About Offworld Industries:

Offworld Industries Ltd. (OWI) is the independent studio behind the successful military first person shooter game, “Squad”. OWI was formed in 2014 by more than 15 developers who had worked together on the well known Project Reality mod for Battlefield 2. The founding purpose of the team was to bring a standalone successor of this acclaimed mod to market and build a game development studio and a livelihood from that foundation.

 

Fast forward to 2020, OWI has nearly 90 employees and is rapidly growing. We have been expanding the studio into both serving as a publisher supporting mods, as well as a technology provider building a framework for character based multiplayer games based in UE4.

 

We are built on passion, unified spirit and continuing efforts to break the mold. We strive to become a leader in creating large-scale multiplayer games as well as supplying others with the ability to do the same. We are looking for a talented Junior Technical Artist for our current and upcoming Unreal Engine based multiplayer games. If you are passionate about making great games and a team player, we are looking for you!

 

Job Duties:

  • Identifying, diagnosing, and addressing issues related to 3D artwork, shaders and VFX in the game
  • Assist with capturing and analyzing performance data within UE4
  • Help create art pipelines and assist in developing new techniques
  • Create and maintain tools to help artists and designers create content
  • Provide hands on support for artists and engineers in order to validate performance and standards
  • Review creative processes and identify opportunities for improvements
  • Solve challenging technical issues in the 3d asset pipeline
  • Create and optimize shaders in UE4’s node system as well as HLSL

 

Requirements:

  • A range of skills and knowledge related to 3d art pipelines, shaders, and game specific optimization.
  • Good artistic foundation including understanding color and composition
  • UE4 Shader and tool development/maintenance, including HLSL, blueprint, and UE4 shader nodes.
  • Self-motivated and proactive.
  • Positive attitude, genuine team player.
  • A great ability to think creatively and solve complex technical issues.

 

Desirable traits:

  • Experienced in modeling and art tools/pipelines (Modelling packages, Substance, Houdini)
  • Experience in procedural asset workflow (ie. building generator), editor utility widget, automation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with lighting and post processing.
  • Ability to work with technical documentation and write new documentation for developed tools and shaders
  • Knowledge of a high level of coding (C++ specifically)
  • Experience developing custom tools and scripts for content creation tools
  • Passion for video games, and an extensive knowledge of different games across many genres and platforms.

 

This is a full-time permanent position, where the successful candidate will be working from home for now, with a long-term view to relocate to Vancouver Canada.

This role offers:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Wellness spending account
  • 3 weeks paid vacation and 2 weeks paid studio shutdown over the December holiday period
  • 1 week paid annual company trip
  • Annual employee anniversary gifts
  • Wonderful colleagues!

 

If you meet the above qualifications, and OWI sounds like the kind of company you want to be a part of, please apply now with a cover letter and a copy of your resume

 

Offworld Industries is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical and/or mental handicap, financial ability or any other characteristic protected by law.

You'd fit right in?

Great, we'd love to hear from you! Please apply with CV and your portfolio where applicable and tell us why exactly you'd be the perfect fit for our team!

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