Beamdog: Technical Artist

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    negotiable / month
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    Full-Time
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Beamdog, the company behind the Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment, and Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Editions, is looking for a Technical Artist to join our fast growing team! Reporting to the Art Director, the Technical Artist will have the technical skills to troubleshoot, invent and improve workflows for creating game assets and a thorough knowledge of game engines like Unity and UE4: advanced shader creation, materials, blueprint setup and rigging, and particle systems. As a proactive and creative problem solver, the Technical Artist will support the art team by mitigating production challenges, establish standards and best practices for character, VFX and environment construction, and build efficient solutions to improve the output of the artists. Well balanced communication skills are essential as you will be working closely with artists and engineers to deliver amazing visuals to our players. This position is located in Edmonton, AB. Remote work or Relocation assistance may be available for eligible candidates. : Bring technical expertise to the Art Team by: Working closely with the Art Leads to design and implement art production pipelines and workflows.Support the art team by building and maintaining tools to improve their day to day production efficiency.Debug and solve technical challenges related to the art pipeline and engine.Support the Art team in achieving the visual targets and performance requirements. : Scripting experience (Mel, Python, Maxscript, etc). C# experience a plus.Solid understanding of Unreal 4 including blueprints, materials and shader systemsKnowledge of particle systems, environmental effects, shaders, cloth simulations, lighting, and dynamicsComfortable with Maya Tools and have broad Maya experienceExperience writing Maya (and Houdini) pluginsExperience solving complex workflow issues with version control systems like Perforce. Us Beamdog is a fantastic place to work with a friendly and creative atmosphere. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, we’re a hardworking team of passionate game developers who love the games we work on. Since 2009, we’ve brought enhanced versions of classic Dungeons & Dragons games and exciting original content to fans new and old. We’re best known for bringing beloved isometric roleplaying games like Baldur’s Gate™ and Planescape: Torment™ back to life on desktop and tablets as Enhanced Editions. We love rich stories where players can chose their own journey and the communities that spring up around them. If you’re excited about storytelling games, Dungeons & Dragons, and classic RPGs, stick around! You haven’t seen anything yet! We offer the following perks: to work on and develop a new and exciting IPWork from anywhere within Canada or come join us in Edmonton!2 weeks of flexible vacation plus a 2 week holiday closure per yearGenerous sick and personal daysFlexible working hoursNO CRUNCH policyRRSP Matching ProgramVision, dental, and extended health benefitsHealth & wellness spending account Diversity is fundamentally about valuing human differences and recognizing that a diverse group of people bring with them a diverse set of skills which is necessary to propel our company forward. Beamdog is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.