Senior Technical Artist
World of Warcraft Irvine
Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a Senior Technical Artist to help create, implement, and champion new art tools on World of Warcraft.

Your challenge is to help one of the most talented art teams in the world bring the mighty lands of Azeroth to players. We’ve been fostering epic experiences for over 10 years, and your goal is to make both the player and the developer experience even better with your artistic and technical insight. We want you to work closely with Artists, Engineers, and other Technical Artists to both find day-to-day improvements and achieve long term goals.

Our ideal candidate has experience with art workflows from shipping multiple successful AAA console and/or PC games, and will use this knowledge to assess and improve art development. We are looking for someone passionate about building great tools, great people, and great games.You’ll be part of a team just as excited as you are about crafting one of the largest and deepest games ever made, and together we’ll make World of Warcraft.

Responsibilities

  • Vision to create and improve art tools
  • Ability to communicate with both engineering and the art departments
  • Collaborate and develop future initiatives for tools and pipelines
  • Enthusiasm for working closely with Artists to understand and support their needs
Requirements
  • Comprehensive knowledge of 3D content creation software, especially 3DS Max/Maya as well as 2D content creation software, especially Photoshop
  • Advanced Python Programming experience as well as writing Stand-Alone Applications using PyQt/PySide
  • Attention to detail, with skills to create plans that set up success for the future and still support thousands of existing pieces of the world
  • High skill level in multiple Technical Art roles and responsibilities
  • Ability to implement and test new tools as they are created
Pluses
  • Knowledge and understanding of C / C++
  • Extensively played WoW
Required Application Materials
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • A tech test may be required
Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work/life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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