Technical Artist

Art · Vancouver, British Columbia
Department Art
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Almost 20 years ago, our founder decided to start a mobile game company and called it IUGO, which in Latin means “to connect”. His vision was boldly to do just that; connect people through mobile games. Today we are the longest standing mobile gaming company in Canada with a wide variety of games under our belts including The Walking Dead: Road to Survival, PvPets, Middle-earth: Shadow of War and many more. Our team is full of intelligent and passionate foodies, beer connoisseurs, thrill seekers, musicians, fitness fanatics, leaders, dreamers and of course - GAMERS!

Do you play games and always try and figure out how they work? Do you generally have at least one mod on the go? If you do, IUGO wants you as one of our Technical Artists! You will be helping to create the art pipeline of the game, and acting as a bridge between the technical and the creative sides of game development. You will be the one that pulls it all together, all alongside a team of passionate and talented individuals. We offer an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and fosters personal and professional growth. Come show us what you've got!


COVID-19 Protocol:

Our employees are currently given the option to either work remotely from home, OR from the studio. Our entire interview and onboarding process can be completed from the comfort of your own home. All applications will be considered. 


Please note, IUGO is open to filling this role with a remote candidate. We offer local, Canada-wide, and Global options for candidates. 


The ideal candidate should be curious and have a talented and creative mind. They should also be highly self-motivated and display exceptional attention to detail. Details are listed below.


RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Build and maintain in house tools (C#) and plugins for artists
  • Troubleshoot problems for the art team to ensure smooth art production and gameplay
  • Oversee meetings with both artists and programmers to plan for future art tools and features
  • Arrange tutorials for artists on existing features
  • Write documentation on art tool features in Wiki
  • Participate in planning around art optimization on mobile platform
  • Collaborate with engineers and artist to develop most efficient process and best practice 
  • Communicate with producers and other artists to create and meet scheduled deadlines
  • Remain updated on current art production tools, software, and techniques, spread knowledge and teach artist from technical aspect


REQUIREMENTS


  • 3+ years of professional tech art development experience
  • Solid Maya Rigging skills
  • Maya MEL, Python, C# skills 
  • Highly organized with great attention to detail
  • Extremely self-motivated and able to excel in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to excel in a team environment as well as in an individual setting
  • Solid traditional art skills and good artistic eye


BONUS


  • Strong Adobe Photoshop technical scripting skills
  • Experience in C++, Maya SDK, WPF
  • Professional 3D art production experience
  • Familiarity with games on iOS and Android platforms


PERKS OF WORKING AT IUGO!

  • 3 weeks paid vacation & 4 personal days per year (will earn up to an extra week)
  • Lifestyle subsidy for your favourite activities
  • Company parties, traditions & team building events
  • Transit subsidy 
  • Extended benefits package 
  • Monthly Lunch & Learns from internal and external speakers 


IUGO is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and equitable workplace, and inclusive environment for all existing and potential employees. Employment decisions are based on candidate qualifications and business need, not race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, political belief, religion, creed, marital or family status, medical condition, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, prior criminal conviction or any other protected class in accordance with federal, state or provincial and local laws and ordinances. Accommodations will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


What Happens Next?

Our team reviews all applications, however, because we receive such high volumes of talent, we are only able to reach out to those who closely match our needs. If you are not contacted right away, don’t be discouraged as we will contact you should a suitable role open up. All candidate information collected will remain confidential, and will not be disclosed to anyone who is not involved in your hiring process. IUGO will keep all candidates information on file for up to 1 year.


Thank you for your interest in IUGO! 


For pictures and more information about our space and culture, check us out on social media and the career page on our website.

https://iugogames.com/careers/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iugomobile/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iugogames/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/iugome

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  • Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Department
    Art
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced