Technical Artist - Treyarch (Los Angeles)

May 01, 2024
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

Job Title:

Technical Artist - Treyarch (Los Angeles)

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Job Description:

Treyarch is looking for a highly motivated Technical Artist with a passion for high-quality content creation, who can think outside the box, and can create optimal pipeline and optimization tools specializing in one or more areas of content development. The ideal candidate will be one who thrives in a collaborative, team environment.

Our team is a multidisciplinary group serving as a bridge between art, design, and engineering. This role will be primarily focused on the weapon rigging and integration pipeline. We provide our teams with effective implementation tools, complex assets templates, and final content which must not only meet the high-quality standard but also be optimized to be as efficient as possible. Our team is also responsible for analyzing content performance, advise on, and provide processes to ensure the final content runs at the expected frame rate.

What you'll do...

  • Work with an established proprietary rigging and animation system with an emphasis on weapon rigging and pipeline support.
  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of Coders, Artist and Technical Artist cultivating a positive team dynamic.
  • Work quickly and effectively to support content creators.
  • Skeleton creation, high quality realistic skin weighting, and animation rig creation.
  • Controller creation and support.
  • Maintain, contribute, and improve on existing proprietary python tools, code base and systems.

To succeed you should have…

  • 3+ years' experience in technical art or animation roles.
  • Professional or personal experience working with real time game engines.
  • Proficiency in building skeletons, skinning and rigging in Maya.
  • A good understanding of proprietary engine and related tools.
  • Strong artistic skills and working knowledge of 3D art production.
  • Solid understanding of Python tool and pipeline development.
  • The ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with the development team.
  • Strong problem solving and trouble-shooting skills.
  • Must be flexible and comfortable with prototyping and quick iteration.
  • An adaptable and continuous learner mindset.

We’d love it if you also have…

  • A CS or Technical Art Degree.
  • Basic knowledge of weapon mechanics and similar mechanical systems.
  • Knowledge of real-time physics and ragdolls, pre-baked simulation, or shader creation.
  • CPU and GPU performance profiling experience.

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

About Treyarch

Founded in 1996, Treyarch is a videogame studio whose purpose is to create awesome games for the world to enjoy. With this purpose in mind, we crafted the award winning Call of Duty: Black Ops series and pioneered the fan favorite Zombies mode.

At Treyarch, we empower the team to be individually driven to innovate on our games, processes, and culture. How we do things is just as important as what we do.

Studio culture and development, we believe it’s a team effort and that collaboration and hearing one another is key. Every day we face the large and small challenges together and every voice matters.

These values guide us in our mission to create moments that matter. Both to the players and to us, the creators. In an era where triumphs and defeats are readily shared, seeing players engage with our creations gives us great pride. Come help us create that next moment.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

To learn more about our studio, please visit us at, on Facebook at, and @treyarch on Twitter.

PS, we’ve also got some pretty amazing office perks and benefits, like 20 vacation days and 16 holidays, 10 weeks of family leave, free lunches and snacks at our office, comprehensive healthcare, and more! Check out all the details here for more information:


We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!  Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company.  You can learn more by visiting

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $29.81 - $55.14 Hourly. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.
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