Senior Technical Artist

  • 405 Av. Ogilvy, Montréal, QC H3N 1M3, Canada
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Department: Art
  • Location: CA, Montreal (Remote/Hybrid)
  • Project: Bifrost

Company Description

*This Position is 100% remote and the employee can work either from Canada or the US*

People Can Fly is one of the leading independent AAA games development studios with an international team of hundreds of talented individuals working from offices located in Poland, UK, US, and Canada, and from all over the world thanks to our remote work programs.

Founded in 2002, we made our mark on the shooter genre with titles such as Painkiller, Bulletstorm, Gears of War: Judgment, and Outriders. We are one of the most experienced Unreal Engine studios in the industry and we are expanding it with in-house solutions called PCF Framework.

Our creative teams are currently working on several exciting AAA projects with the top publishers in the industry: Project Gemini with Square Enix and Project Dagger with Take-Two (2K), in addition to a new IP to be self-published and two other games in a concept phase. One of our IPs is also being adapted for VR technology.

With over 20 years of experience, PCF sets out to explore new horizons. We aim to combine our expertise with creativity of the best and most forward-thinking talents in the industry to work together on the new generation of action games for the global gaming community.

If you decide to accompany us on this journey, you’ll have a chance to perfect your craft and expand your knowledge, working alongside leaders in the industry on bringing a brand-new unique experience to the players worldwide.

If you feel yourself able to deliver as nobody else, take ownership of your projects, and are ready to leave a mark on a game you work on, apply now!

Job Description

  • Creation of new master materials as well as support of existing setups.
  • Build and improve materials for characters, environment assets and effects.
  • Working closely with the art team, increase overall quality with optimal solutions.
  • Identify problems in workflows and propose solutions and optimization.
  • Develop and use tools to improve content pipelines, optimization passes, etc.
  • Work with programmers on developing new features and workflows
  • Maintain and improve pipelines to help boost efficiency
  • Bug fixing and general optimizations
  • Contribute to R&D studies and share findings with the team

Qualifications

  • At least 5+ years of game development experience
  • Shipped title experience
  • Experience in several aspects of creating game content
  • Knowledge of Unreal Engine tools and best practices
  • Solid understanding of game dev standard pipelines and tools
  • Strong modeling and texturing skills
  • Experience with various software packages including Maya, Photoshop, Zbrush/Mudbox, Substance Designer
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Open-minded team player attitude
  • Strong work ethic and self-motivated
  • Visual scripting in Unreal Engine Editor
  • Passionate about playing and making video games

Nice to have

  • Houdini knowledge is a plus
  • HLSL or shader programming experience is a plus
  • Scripting and plug-in writing skills with Maya, Python, or C++ is a plus

Additional Information

What we offer:

U.S.

  • 100% group health insurance benefit premiums paid by PCF (Medical, Dental, Vision, Group Life, and Supplemental Live) and start on day 1 of employment.
  • 401K with 100% match, up to 3% of employee salary, and vested immediately.
  • Paid week off during Winter Holidays.
  • 20 paid vacation days and 5 paid sick days.
  • Free virtual health and mental wellbeing sessions included in the plan for members and their dependents.
  • A competitive salary and performance-based annual bonuses.
  • Personal development opportunities and ability to work in a global environment.
  • Work in a creative team with people full of passion for what they do.
  • Long term disability, short term disability, travel insurance, as well as other benefits provided. 

Canada

  • Benefit package 100% paid by PCF. Insurance company reimburses 100% of claims (Up to $500 per service a year, as well as individual family coverage).
  • Full Dental coverage, including major dental and orthodontics.
  • 4% RRSP matching before tax deductions, 100% vested on day 1.
  • Paid week off during Winter Holidays.
  • 20 paid vacation days and 5 paid sick days.
  • Free virtual health and mental wellbeing sessions included in the plan for members and their dependents.
  • A competitive salary and performance-based annual bonuses.
  • Personal development opportunities and ability to work in a global environment.
  • Work in a creative team with people full of passion for what they do.
  • Long term disability as well as other benefits provided.
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