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Senior Technical Artist - Unpublished R&D Product

Riot Games

As part of the Technical Art team, you will create rigs for characters and props. You will oversee tool creation and maintenance for all other art disciplines. Working closely with animation, modeling, and concept teams, you will uncover new ways to improve workflow and ensure functionality, consistency, and quality. As a support, you will be the carry behind the carry, helping hoist up art teams on the strength of your rigs and tools. 

As a Technical Artist III on the Research & Development team, you will be a founding member of a new game team in the early stages of development.


  • Build advanced rigs for a variety of characters and assets using Maya and other internal tools
  • Using the help of central resources, you will build and develop asset pipelines for all aspects of the growing art team
  • Use your strong communication skills to partner with in-house artists and external partners and unify the usage of shared art tools
  • Mentor and support your teammates in accomplishing team goals, and help them develop as artists
  • Provide technical support to artists working from our art workflows, collecting data to further improve the tools they are using, making recommendations and improvements where necessary
  • Troubleshoot problems for animators and other artists to remove blockers and inefficiencies
  • Refresh the performance of our rigs and animations by running them through your creative quality control process
  • Promote collaboration between art teams to level up content continuity and consistency
  • Spread knowledge of the team’s processes and help teams expand their technical know-how
  • Consistently give and take feedback, direct next steps, and communicate clear goals and outcomes to your team

Required Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of industry experience
  • Experience with 3DS Max, Maya, etc.
  • Experience with Python, C# or C++

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience shipping a AAA title
  • Experience working with game engines like Unreal, Unity, or proprietary technologies
  • Substantial direct experience in the prototype/early stages of a game

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes the delight of players. We will be looking at your past studies, experience, and your personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about the experiences of players, this could be the role for you!

Our Perks:

Riot has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children, and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.

Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in Gaming.

It’s our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled Rioters and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history.
Location: Los Angeles, USAJob Id: 5174
Date found: 2022-10-30

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