Technical Artist

Helsinki, Finland

Wargaming Helsinki is looking for a Technical Artist.

The Technical Artist will report to the Art Lead

What you will do:

  • Integrate creative assets (art, sound, effects) into a game without sacrificing artistic vision or exceeding the platform’s technical limits
  • Act as a bridge between the creative and engineering teams
  • Help the creative team diagnose and solve technical problems so they can realize their artistic vision
  • Investigate and document new techniques and best practices, implementing them and training the team
  • Use tools and scripts as necessary to optimize workflow so that each discipline can focus on their core contribution
  • Optimize content for memory and performance gains while maintaining our high standards for user experience
  • Contribute to technical solutions and pipeline design for the production and delivery of art assets to help maximize our technology
  • Create content and integrate it into Unity3D (models, textures, animation, special effects, and lighting)
  • Work on new game features and create graphic prototypes
  • Optimize the performance of the company’s games on mobile devices in close cooperation with the development team

Who are you:

  • 1+ years’ experience in a comparable position/industry or a strong academic track record and portfolio
  • Strong technical background and a positive, curious attitude
  • Experience in game/mobile game development pipelines
  • A passion for games and a healthy respect for our players
  • Able to communicate and coordinate between technical and creative teams
  • An interest in and aptitude for optimizing assets for narrow-bandwidth or low-performance environments
  • Energetic, proactive with great communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and efficient, high self-motivation and initiative
  • In-depth knowledge of Unity
  • Experience working with 3ds Max or comparable software and an understanding of the peculiarities of game engine modelling
  • Good C# programming skills

What we offer at Wargaming Helsinki:

  • Opportunity to work with an experienced, humble and nimble development team with one mission: Make. Legendary. Games.
  • Autonomy and independence: take decisions without layers of management or bureaucracy
  • You’ll be part of the international Wargaming ecosystem
  • Competitive compensation and benefits plan
  • Work in an open and friendly office environment in the center of Helsinki
  • To learn more about our Helsinki Studio and what we are looking for in job applicants, have a look at this article: http://www.pocketgamer.biz/interview/67476/how-to-get-a-job-at-wargaming-helsinki/

About Wargaming:

Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Delivering legendary games since 1998, Wargaming has grown to become one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO gaming industry with 4500+ employees and more than 20 offices globally. Over 200 million players enjoy Wargaming’s titles across all major gaming platforms, including the massively popular World of Tanks and World of Warships.

Working in our company means always having interesting challenges and gaining valuable experience while working with top-class experts.

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