Senior Technical Artist - R&D Office, Shanghai Game Studio

Apr 03, 2022
Shanghai, China
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

拳头公司成立于 2006 年,负责开发,发行,以及支持全球玩家凝聚力最紧密的游戏。2009 年,我们推出了自己的第一款游戏 《英雄联盟》,赢得了全世界的广泛赞誉,此后这款游戏成为世界上玩得最多的PC游戏,并成为电竞爆炸性增长的关键驱动力。

随着《英雄联盟》步入第二个十年,我们也会继续向前迈进,通过云顶之弈Legends of RuneterraVALORANTLeague of Legends: Wild Rift以及多款制作中的作品,为玩家提供全新的游戏体验,同时借助横跨音乐、漫画书、电视和即将推出的动画剧集Arcane等多媒体项目探索符文之地的世界。

拳头现在已经转变为一个多游戏工作室,我们正在拓展在亚洲乃至国际上的足迹来提供超出全球玩家预期的服务。在为全球观众提供视觉震撼体验的同时,我们也在打造新的游戏,这给艺术家们带来了令人兴奋的亟待解决的复杂问题。在这里,艺术家们不仅相互合作,还与游戏设计师、文案、音频设计师和工程师并肩工作,以确保拳头的每件内容都能达到玩家希望的质量水平。从动画到插图,从电影到漫画,从角色到环境,我们作为一个团队,把玩家体验放在第一位。

作为资深技术美术,你将成为专注于中国市场的研发团队创始成员之一,在项目前期作为艺术总监和制作人研发游戏原型的重要合作伙伴,并决定我们游戏未来的主题并达到产品管理层设立的目标和时间表。

我们希望你喜欢和最新的引擎、软件打交道,喜欢创建新工具,同时还喜欢亲自上手用 3D 建模和绑定来帮助我们推动引擎内游戏测试,以及简单的渲染和材质探索来支持画面开发,你将作为支持型的艺术负责人,与各部门对艺术家合作,以高效、可持续的方式解决各种技术美术挑战,与团队中的艺术家和工程师不断合作,以确保所有资产和工作流程决策都在技术引擎和管线要求范围内,帮助项目建立内部信心并在研发开发周期中高效推进。

 

工作职责:

  • 为新技术和系统选型来支持研发项目的产品,核心玩法和艺术性目标,必要时进行实验和测试,以帮助团队为我们的早期技术基础做出正确的选择
  • 识别和构建基础/通用原型管线和工具
  • 通过考虑新工具、程序和白模资产的实际性解决问题方式来推动艺术原型设计,以及必要的可亲自上手的技术美术能力,来帮助我们推动游戏原型向前发展。
  • 与团队合作,寻找新的机会来推动技术,以提高美术工作流程的效率并解锁新的创意
  • 为艺术家提供技术支持并收集数据以进一步改进使用工具
  • 与制作团队合作制定长期战略来维护和优化你的产品的美术工作流程
  • 了解和你一起工作的艺术家和工程师的需求,和他们建立密切联系,并在工具和管线开发方面发挥领导作用

能力要求:

  • 5年以上游戏或相关行业技术美术经验
  • 扎实的技术美术功底和对游戏开发的全面理解以及熟练的沟通技巧,来指导团队对技术美术的理解和协作。
  • 具有 Maya、Unity 和/或 Unreal 以及 Python、HLSL 脚本的经验
  • 具有手游和/或 3A游戏开发经验,构建长期、可维护、经过高度测试和稳定的系统,以支持游戏原型设计和未来大规模开发的目标。
  • 出色的批判性思维能力,尤其是在将艺术要求转化为可持续工作流程设计方面

作为申请过程的一部分,请候选人提供作品集或演示demo,并且可能会被要求完成艺术测试。

 

Riot Games was established in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in great games. We released League of Legends in 2009 which has since become the most played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of Esports. With the release of Valorant, LoL: Wild Rift, Team-fight Tactics & Legends of Runeterra, Riot has now transformed into a multi-game studio, expanding our footprint in Asia and internationally in order to develop new games that can hyper-serve players globally.

 

As a Senior Technical Artist in Research & Development-Shanghai, you will be a founding member of an R&D project focused on the China market, acting as a critical partner to the Art Director & Executive Producer in developing early game prototypes that define the promise of our game thesis and meets the goals and timelines set by product leadership. 

 

You love to tinker with the latest engines, software, creating new tools while also getting your hands dirty with 3D prototyping & rigging to help us drive in-engine gameplay tests, as well as simple shader & materials exploration to support look-development, You will act as a supportive Art Leader, partnering with artists across sub disciplines to solve a variety of tech-art challenges in efficient, sustainable ways, working constantly with artists and engineers across the team to ensure that all assets and workflow decisions fall within the scope of technical engine & pipeline requirements, helping the project to build internal confidence and progress efficiently in the R&D development cycle. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate new technology & systems that support the product, gameplay & artistic goals of the R&D project, running experiments and testing as necessary in order to help the team make the right choices for our early technical foundation.
  • Identify and build foundational/universal prototype pipelines and tools
  • Drive art prototyping efforts with practical problem-solving that considers new tools, programs and basic placeholder assets, as well as hands-on tech art craft as necessary to help us move the gameplay prototype forward.
  • Work with the team to identify new opportunities to incorporate technology to increase art workflow efficiency and unlock new creative opportunities.
  • Provide technical support to artists and collect data to further improve the tools they use
  • Collaborate with production to develop a long-term strategy to maintain and evolve the art workflows for your product
  • Build close relationships with the artists and engineers you work alongside with to understand their needs and provide leadership on tool and pipeline development

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience as a technical artist in games or related industries
  • Strong tech-art skills and well-rounded understanding of game development as well as proficient communication skills to guide the team’s tech-art understanding and collaboration.
  • Experience with Maya, Unity and/or Unreal, as well as scripting in Python, HLSL
  • Experience in mobile and/or AAA development, building long-term, maintainable, highly tested and stable systems that support gameplay prototyping and future development goals at scale.
  • Superb critical thinking skills, particularly as it pertains to translating artistic requirements to sustainable workflow design

 

As a part of the application process, candidates will be expected to provide a portfolio or demo reel of their work and may be asked to complete an art test.

Our Perks:

We offer medical, dental, and vision plans that cover you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children. Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability coverage are also available. Riot will support your retirement benefits with a company match, and double down on your donations of time and money to non-profit charitable organizations. Balance between work and personal life is encouraged with open paid time off, and a play fund so you can broaden and deepen your personal relationship with games.

 

It’s our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled Rioters and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history (LAMC 189.00).

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