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Technical Artist

Programmer - Visual Effects - London, United Kingdom

Job Title Technical Artist
Job Description

About us

Join Big Pixel, a small studio making big games with unmistakable character.

As the creators of Pocket Mortys, we’re dedicated to making exciting games for millions of Rick and Morty fans.

Based in Shoreditch, London, we’re on the lookout for talented and motivated individuals to play a major role in the continued success of Pocket Mortys and the development of new mobile titles.


The role:

As a Technical Artist you will be a key member of the creative team helping to create game ready effects and shaders, you will have a mind for technical and artistic workflows and the ability to make artistic decisions.

You'll have a wide range of development knowledge to join our growing team on an exciting new project. You will have a passion for solving technical challenges, pushing for quality and efficiency where possible.


Main responsibilities:

- Work with the Unity toolset to create custom shaders, set up rendering and optimise graphical components for mobile titles
- Build custom processes to improve the efficiency of the art pipelines
- Work with the art team to fulfil the artistic vision for the game
- Support the art, development and design teams to help resolve technical difficulties
- Participate in R&D of new techniques and add to production pipeline
- Lead optimisation processes, asset benchmarking and profiling to ensure performance for mobile devices
- Create documentation of toolsets the team can use



- Prior experience within the games industry with at least 1 shipped title
- Strong experience with Unity/C# and Python
- Knowledge of art pipelines and optimisation for games
- Experience with special effects in Unity
- Technical proficiency in lighting, rendering, texturing and writing shaders


- Excellent artistic ability
- Up to date experience and knowledge of current game development practices and terminology
- An interest in popular science
- Fan of pop culture, Rick and Morty, adult humour



- High-profile and popular IP - Rick and Morty
- Industry-leading bonus scheme
- Double-matched pension scheme
- Generous benefits package (health, dental, fitness, to name a few)
- Part of the WarnerMedia family, including HBO, CNN, TNT, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim Games

Sector Visual Effects
Category Programmer
Level Mid-Level
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Salary 40,000 - 49,999 GBP
Date Posted 6 February 2019
Contact Georgina Felce
Reference BPS002
Recruiter Big Pixel Studios
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