Junior Technical Artist - Graduate

Job Description

Ubisoft is 10,000 creative minds spanning 6 continents. With around 85% of its staff devoted to game development, Ubisoft has the 2nd largest in-house creative team in the world.

The company’s 27 different creative studios work hand-in-hand each day to deliver rich and innovative gaming experiences that reflect the creativity and diversity of their teams. This cross-studio collaboration model means every team member has the opportunity to participate in challenging projects based on brands including Assassin's Creed®, For Honor® Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon®, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell®, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, Tom Clancy's The Division, Rabbids®, Rayman®, Watch Dogs®, Far Cry®, The Crew®, Just Dance® and more.

YOUR CAREER STARTS HERE! There is a huge variety of challenging and exciting positions available across our studios in Newcastle upon Tyne and Leamington Spa, so if you are a graduate looking to start your career in videogames, we want to hear from you!

Reports To
Senior Technical Artist/Technical Art Director as appropriate

Responsibilities

  • Provide documentation of the art processes and assist in defining the art pipeline within the assigned project;
  • Profile game scenes and ensure assets are game ready;
  • Work with other team members to find ways to improve quality standards on the project;
  • Assist in the optimisation of content for memory and performance gains;
  • Assist the Technical Art Director with the creation of documentation;
  • Help to improve the pipelines and skills needed to for the production art team;
  • Streamline modelling, texturing and visual effects to meet the needs of the project;
  • Maintain a balance between day to day work and improving workflows;
  • Document approved 2D and 3D techniques and methods;
  • Work with the Technical Art Director and Senior Technical Artists to identify ways to increase efficiencies in process and production pipelines;
  • Be involved in the development and rendering of artwork, modelling, animation and texturing when required;
  • Support the Technical Art Director with any ad hoc tasks and duties. 

Qualifications

Skills and Knowledge

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Proactive and results orientated;
  • Willingness to share knowledge openly;
  • Knowledge of standard office software such as Word, Excel, OneNote etc.;
  • Basic knowledge of industry standard software packages such as Maya, 3DSMax, Photoshop etc.;
  • Interest and knowledge in scripting and programming using Max Script, Python, C Sharp etc.;
  • Good time management and prioritisation skills;
  • Technical proficiency in areas of 2D and 3D art;
  • Understanding of art asset pipelines;
  • Ability to understand and communicate technical issues from an aesthetic point of view.

Relevant Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in art, design, technical discipline or other relevant training;

Additional Information

Salary: Competitive + Relocation
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

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