Technical
Artist

About Splash Damage 
 

At Splash Damage, we’re dedicated to crafting team-based multiplayer games that ignite friendships as much as they do healthy competition and teamwork.

Our teams celebrated the launch of Gears Tactics earlier this year, and we’re currently developing Outcasters for Stadia along with several unannounced titles.

As an UnrealEngine focused studio, we're excited to be transitioning our teams to the latest in UE5 technology and we're looking for skilled and passionate developers to help us drive this.

We're advocates for work-life balance and offer a comprehensive benefits package focused on the well-being of our staff and their families.

We believe that teams create the best work when they have a range of perspectives and experiences to draw from. Therefore we're committed to increasing diversity across our studio, fostering an inclusive environment to ensure everyone's voices are heard.

Due to the on-going COVID-19 outbreak, we're all currently working from home. We’re still looking to welcome new team members, who'll join us remotely until we return to the studio 



The Role

As a Technical Artist, you will be responsible for prototyping graphics and gameplay related features on an exciting new project at Splash Damage. You will maintain consistent high standards of support across all Art disciplines, and work with other Technical Artists at the studio to improve general development practices. How can we give an edge to our technology? What new tech should we invest in? How can we efficiently materialize the Art Direction vision into the game? These are the kind of questions you ask yourself in setting team-wide goals and driving toward them.

You should have a pragmatic and practical approach to working with technology, with experience of pushing technical boundaries and ensuring the Art team can work as efficiently as possible. If you think you’ve got what it takes to help Splash Damage raise the bar and strive for excellence, we’d like to hear from you!

As a Technical Artist, you will:

  • Drive state of the art visuals that complement the game design and help deliver an exceptional product
  • Prototype graphics and gameplay related features, as well as authoring content that require high technical expertise
  • Pioneer new content creation techniques
  • Work with the Art, Engineering, and Production departments to ensure all dependencies are met
  • Support the Art team in debugging tools or game related issues,
  • Mentor and help the Art team develop workflows and high standards for efficient content generation
  • Drive the game’s run-time performance and memory consumption optimizations

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Experience as a Technical Artist on shipped AAA titles
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong proactive problem-solving attitude and the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrable knowledge of modern game content creation workflows
  • Must have a strong digital Art background (modelling, shading, lighting, VFX)
  • Extensive knowledge of Unreal Tech, this includes applications such as Material creation and BluePrint
  • Extensive application scripting experience (e.g. Python, C#), especially for DCC applications (Maya is preferred)
  • Good grasp of Linear Algebra, Calculus and related mathematical concepts found in 3D technologies
  • Solid understanding of real-time physically based materials & rendering (PBR)
  • Passion for games and game development

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience with the Substance suite and Houdini
  • Knowledge of lower-level programming languages such as C++
  • Knowledge of shading languages, e.g. HLSL, GLSL, cg or pssl


Splash Damage is an equal opportunity employer. We believe our teams create better work when they have a range of perspectives to draw from, and we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment that celebrates diversity. 

BENEFITS & PERKS

  • HEALTH
    Private Medical and Dental Cover for you and your family along with the Babylon 24/7 digital GP service. We also offer onsite counselling and an employee assistant program, along with covering eye tests, gym memberships and more.
  • HOLIDAYS & SOCIAL EVENTS
    With 8 public holidays and an additional 3 day studio Christmas closure our staff have a total of 36 days off. We also offer flexible working hours and regular company social events.
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY
    Industry leading fully paid 30 weeks maternity leave & 10 weeks paternity leave, along with flexitime and life assurance, helps new parents manage their time and put their family first.
  • PENSION
    All of our staff have enhanced company pension contributions, meaning that we invest in your future together.
  • PROFIT SHARE & REWARDS
    We offer generous referral bonuses and 1% of the studio's revenue share after 1 years’ continuous service.
  • ADDITIONAL PERKS
    We have cycle to work and car leasing schemes, a free car park, game and book libraries, complimentary weekly onsite haircuts and discounts at many local businesses.

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