PRELOADED is seeking a highly creative and experienced Technical Artist with a great track record for creating compelling games and playful experiences for a wide range of audiences. You will be comfortable acting as the bridge between the Art and Development teams while creating large scale real time VFX for mobile platforms.

This role is a rare opportunity to be at the heart of the business on groundbreaking projects with cutting edge technologies.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work alongside the Lead Artist and Lead Developer to achieve the project's artistic direction including all aspects of the art intention (‘look & feel’, animation, motion direction etc)
  • Ensure the technical performance and robustness of tools and pipelines created to fulfill the creative ambition.
  • Creation of VFX and making shaders
  • Game assets shaders / textures / meshes etc are performant and work with the team to optimise performance.
  • Creation of supporting documentation detailing shaders, pipelines, tools are clear for artists.
  • Maintain a clear channel of communication between Art and Dev teams
  • Anticipation of art risks to project and work effectively with a team to mitigate them.

MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE

  • 4+ Years of experience minimum and a proven track record
  • Amazing portfolio showcasing your work
  • Passion for working with new, unexplored platforms and technologies, such as immersive tech, and a drive to understand the affordances around them.
  • Experience in prototyping and validating ideas
  • Experience developing for a range of mobile devices
  • Ability to write shaders in CG/HLSL and well as shadergraph
  • Knowledge of scripting languages (C#, Mel / Python)
  • Excellent knowledge of Unity
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Self-organized, self-motivated and hands-on.

“NICE TO HAVE”

  • Familiarity with animation
  • Knowledge of Maya

BENEFITS

We’re pleased to offer an impressive benefits package including:

  • Salary: Highly competitive salary, benchmarked by the industry and reviewed annually inline with performance.
  • Bonus scheme: A discretionary bonus scheme based on PRELOADED’s financial performance, allowing everyone to share in our collective success.
  • Share save Scheme: A share save scheme which allows you to benefit from the year-on-year increase in share price without market risk.
  • Work / Life balance: A highly flexible approach to working. You can choose to be fully remote, flexible or permanently on-site, and we operate flexible working hours so you can do “the school run” or shorter / longer days to suit your needs. And there is a very strict no-crunch policy.
  • Personal Development: We passionately embrace a culture of learning within the studio. Combining personal L&D time with a programme of curated courses and peer learning sessions; our aim is to develop your craft alongside wider team skills.
  • Kit and tools: Everyone gets access to the best kit, technology and tools needed to do the job. If you need something we don’t have, just ask.
  • Holiday: Everyone starts with a 26 day entitlement plus the usual bank holidays, and “no-working” days between Christmas and New Year.
  • Healthcare+: Alongside a cash plan which subsidises your healthcare needs we also offer life assurance for all employees.
  • Travel Loans: For anyone wanting to travel into the studio we offer loans to pay the upfront cost of travel, helping you be smarter with your money.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

PRELOADED is a BAFTA-winning games studio using emerging technologies to create playful, purposeful experiences for global partners.

We build immersive products to help organisations such as McDonald’s, LEGO and BBC reach mainstream audiences, and partner with technology platforms such as Niantic, Magic Leap, HTC and Google to imagine the future.

We are passionate about bringing together the most talented and diverse teams to invent new forms of play and transform our world. We are an equal opps employer and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

PRELOADED is part of Learning Technologies Group (LTG).