Lead Tech Artist

  • El Segundo, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Wonderstorm is a STORY and PLAY studio in Los Angeles founded by former creative leaders from Riot Games and Naughty Dog, Aaron Ehasz, Justin Richmond and Justin Santistevan. The studio aims to create deep worlds and stories that will form the basis for lasting franchises. Our first franchise, The Dragon Prince, premiered as a Netflix original series in September 2018, and the company is developing a AAA-quality video game based in the same world.

The Dragon Prince topped a variety of popularity lists, including Rotten Tomatoes, and was quickly renewed for a 2nd and 3rd Season.  It has captivated millions across all ages and inspired a passionate fan community attracted to its action, adventure, humor and diversity of character. 

Job Description

  • Research, define, extend, and maintain production pipelines, processes, and workflows
  • Interface with stakeholders. Liaise between team members; drive collaborative projects
  • Identify problems; solve them: invent or build robust, quality technical implementations
  • Refine and improve artist workflows
  • Mentor and guide team members in areas of expertise
  • Actively contribute to the growth of a startup studio. Lead by example, including demonstrating a willingness to give and receive feedback, collaborate with others to share techniques, ideas, and contribute to a positive working environment

Qualifications

  • 5+ years in a Technical Artist role
  • Proven track record in at least one shipped title (preferably AAA)
  • Solid understanding of 3D math
  • Good understanding of algorithm design and of their inherent complexity
  • Intimate knowledge of Maya and computer graphics 
  • Working knowledge of C++ is preferred, along with Python / PySide and MEL
  • Experience with the Unreal 4 Engine is a big plus
  • Ability to work with a high degree of self-direction and motivation
  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • Creative nature with strong problem solving skills

Additional Information

We come to work every day inspired by the opportunity to make great games and stories together.  Wonderstorm is an energizing place!  We're looking for talented, creative, and passionate people to join our small team in order to make a big difference.

Wonderstorm offers excellent benefits, including:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Employee stock options (we're all owners)
  • Free gym access

Please submit a cover letter via the “Your Message to the Hiring Manager” section on the application.

 

Wonderstorm Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.