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Technical Artist

Technical Artist

Job ID 
553869
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
9/7/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Design
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

At Amazon, our goal is to create great PC games. We believe in ground-breaking games that can redefine the boundaries of player experience and change the way the world sees digital entertainment. Games have the power to connect people at a massive scale, and creating these experiences will produce some of the future’s most influential voices in media and art. We seek the best game developers in the world to join our team and become the architects of this vision. Join us, and you’ll have the power of Twitch, AWS, and the entire Amazon ecosystem to shape the future of games.

Amazon Game Studios is looking for a Lead Technical Artist. The ideal candidate will be comfortable troubleshooting, inventing, and documenting workflows for artists creating assets for game development. You will need to be proficient at scripting and automating applications such as Maya or 3DS Max. You will need to be comfortable troubleshooting and inventing within the game engine. You will work with art, design, and technical discipline leads to solve specific challenges, provide direction to peers, and need to be comfortable with artistic critique. The ideal candidate will feel comfortable doing both.

Basic Qualifications

  • Portfolio demonstrates tech art experience in several of the following: characters, rendering, visual effects, or environments
  • Experience troubleshooting workflow issues and scripting Version Control systems such as Git, SVN, or Perforce
  • 6+ years of experience in the games industry
  • Experience leading and mentoring a team of technical artists and providing direction
  • Shipped at least 1 AAA title in a Lead role

Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience collaborating with design, art, and technical teams
    Experience working with game engines such as Unity3D or Unreal
  • Experience scripting with Maya and 3DS Max
  • Experience writing shaders
  • Able to troubleshoot and fix complex workflow issues in artist software, version control systems, and game engines.
  • Examples of inventing new techniques or processes
  • Knowledge of c#, javascript, and c++

Amazon.com is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.