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Sr Technical Artist



The job description is for a Technical Artist position at Santa Monica Studio, a subsidiary of Sony Interactive Entertainment. The Technical Artist will be responsible for researching, defining, improving, and maintaining artist pipelines, tools, and workflows. They will liaise between team members, troubleshoot issues, participate in art asset reviews, and mentor and guide team members. The ideal candidate should have at least five years of professional experience in computer-generated art, a solid understanding of 3D math, and intimate knowledge of Maya and computer graphics. They should also have proficient scripting/programming experience with Python, PyQT/PySide, and experience with HLSL, GLSL, or similar shader languages. The estimated base pay range for this role is $98,200—$147,400 USD, and the position is eligible for SIE’s top-tier benefits package. Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages diversity and inclusivity.

Job description

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 Technical Artist for the development of a new unannounced title!

You’re 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.


  • Research, define, improve, and maintain artist pipelines, tools, 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.
  • Mentor and guide team members in areas of expertise; instill best practices.


  • Minimum five years of professional experience in computer-generated art
  • Solid understanding of 3D math
  • Intimate knowledge of Maya and computer graphics
  • Proficient scripting/programming experience with Python, PyQT/PySide
  • Experience with HLSL, GLSL or similar shader languages
  • Good understanding of algorithm design and of their complexity
  • Ability to write clean, maintainable and extensible code with attention to reusability
  • Knowledge of software architecture and design
  • Enthusiasm and initiative
  • Excellent spoken and written communication
  • Able and motivated to work with other team members


  • Industry experience working on or shipping AAA titles
  • Programming experience with C++
  • Good understanding of modern lighting and rendering techniques.
  • Knowledge or experience in procedural asset creation like Houdini, Substance
  • Experience with OpenMaya and Maya plugin development




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.
$98,200—$147,400 USD

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

Location: United States, Los Angeles, CA

Country: United States

Date found: 2023-03-17

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