Sr. Tech Artist Opportunity w/ Visual Concepts / 2K Games (Austin, TX)

We are looking for a Senior Technical Artist to join our Tech Art team. This role acts as a liaison between the programmers and artists working on a wide variety of features for the legendary NBA 2K franchise.

What You’ll Do:

  • Build and maintain technologies and art workflows. (Environments, props, characters, shaders, lighting, and rigs)
  • Collaborate with Art and Engineering to drive research, identify new workflows, technologies for improved pipelines, and streamlined creation processes
  • Solve technical issues related to rigs, animations, hair and cloth simulations, and performance capture
  • Mentor junior technical artists
  • Establish and implement naming conventions within assets, tools, and workflows
  • Collaborate with other technical artists daily to find opportunities for improved workflows and tools
  • Partner with the engineering team to ensure build stability, and to ensure that memory and performance budgets are being maintained
  • Learn from and grow with some of the top talent in the industry

Who Will Be A Great Fit:

  • 5+ years in the games, film, or animation industries
  • Proficiency with C#/C++
  • Fluent in Maya with significant experience writing animation, rigging, shaders and UI tools
  • Experience with cloth and rigid/soft body physics setup for characters, including collision volumes
  • Conversant in Python, and familiarity with MEL Script/Maya API experience
  • Experience with: Maya, Substance Painter/Designer, Photoshop, Perforce, and Confluence
  • Experience researching, piloting, and rolling out new techniques
  • Interest in gaming platform limitations and advantages
  • Ability to turn creative aspirations into achievable realities

As a part of the 2K studio family, Visual Concepts offers wonderful benefits, the chance to contribute to an award-winning franchise, and real career growth for all levels of experience. If you feel your experience, passion for video games, and desire to make an impact are a match to criteria outlined above, then we would love to hear from you!