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Principal Procedural Technical Artist

iSize Technologies

iSize Technologies

IT
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Join the award-winning team that created God of War

Santa Monica Studio is seeking an experienced Procedural Technical Artist for the development of a new unannounced title!

You are into games – you love playing them and you love making them. And you’re half coder and half artist – you get both, you help each understand the other, and you can translate from art to tech and back again, so everyone gets the most out of the tools and knows what to ask for to get awesome art up onto the screen.

Responsibilities

  • Research, define, extend, and maintain production pipelines, processes, and workflows
  • Interface with stakeholders. Liaise between team members; drive collaborative projects
  • Troubleshoot issues; resolve them: invent or build robust, quality technical implementations
  • Participate in art asset reviews to help identify technical concerns or risks
  • Work closely with artists and designers to develop/define procedural systems and improve their workflows
  • Educate team members as well as driving profiling automation and workflows

Requirements

  • Minimum ten years of professional experience in computer-generated art
  • Expertise of 3D math fundamentals
  • Expert knowledge of Houdini and best practices in procedural asset creation
  • Familiar with artist workflows and processes
  • Strong understanding of algorithm design and their inherent complexity
  • Proficient scripting/programming experience in Python, PyQT/PySide
  • Ability to write clean, maintainable and extensible code with attention to reusability
  • Enthusiasm and initiative
  • Excellent spoken and written communication
  • Able and motivated to work with other team members

Preferred Experience

  • Industry experience working or shipping AAA titles
  • Programming experience with C++
  • Experience in design or creating world building toolsets
  • Expert ability in 3D modelling DCCs such as Maya or equivalent

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At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location.

Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location.

In addition, this role
is eligible for SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click here to learn more.

The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.
$158,400$237,600 USD

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