Technical Artist

Manticore Games is the developer of Core, a platform and community that is redefining how virtual worlds and games are created, published, and played. Core’s mission is to empower and discover a whole new generation of creators.

We are seeking a talented, motivated, and experienced Technical Artist to help us bring Core to life, partnering with our artists to create tools and pipelines for making the highest quality characters and environments possible.

This is a full-time onsite position in San Mateo, CA. *Due to COVID-19, all Manticore employees are currently working from home.

Responsibilities

  • Help develop new tools that support art creation and integration using blueprints, python, and C++
  • Identify content optimizations and implement them
  • Develop guides and processes to promote best practices within the creative team
  • Assisting the art team in troubleshooting bugs and gameplay problems as they arise and pertain to art

Requirements

  • Excellent technical knowledge and familiarity with AAA game engines particularly UE4
  • Excellent working knowledge of all the DCC standard software (Maya, Max, ZBrush, Photoshop, Substance Painter/Designer)
  • Expertise in Python, PySide/PyQt, Maya API/Mel, and C++
  • The ability to create node-based materials in the Unreal Engine
  • An understanding of gameplay logic and Blueprints
  • Ability to collaborate effectively across disciplines such as art, design and engineering
  • High level of comfort and familiarity with version control and asset management solutions (Perforce, git, etc)
  • A minimum of 3 years of production experience in game development

Perks

  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Disability Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Maternity & Parental Leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Lunch Provided Daily
  • Free Snacks & Beverages

Manticore Games provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.