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As a Senior Manager of Technical Art, you will lead and define the technical art needs across all of the different creative and technical teams on a game product. You will partner with the Art Director to inform on best practices and pipelines, workflow, and asset production so artists can work efficiently and without technical hurdles in production. Additionally, you will work with fellow Technical Art Managers across the studio to ensure healthy and consistent best practices and support across the discipline.

As a Senior Manager, Technical Art in Research and Development, you will work closely with the Art Director to architect, innovate, and uphold the technical quality of an early-stage project’s content/asset generation pipeline. You will also ensure that the project’s artists and technical artists have the proper tools and support needed to help bring new worlds and characters to life. You report directly to the Art Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Communicate a cohesive vision and standard for artistic workflows and pipelines
  • Amplify artistic capabilities while maintaining efficient and sustainable memory and performance
  • Lead teams in identifying new opportunities to incorporate technology to increase art workflow efficiency and unlock new creative opportunities
  • Manage a team of technical artists and technical art leads including through performance and growth opportunities
  • Work with recruiting and art leadership to establish and support the growth, staffing, and resource allocation of the technical art discipline over time
  • Work with IT and other technical organizations across the company to ensure alignment and support for product
  • Partner with other Technical Art Managers at the studio to develop a cohesive vision and shared standards across the discipline
  • Partner closely with outsourcing studios/vendors regarding shared tools

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of professional experience as a technical artist in games or related industries
  • 4+ years of professional management experience
  • Experience with 3D math and computer graphic design
  • Expertise with Maya, game engines, and scripting in Python and HLSL
  • Experience with and commitment to building long-term maintainable, testable, portable, and stable systems
  • Experience building strategic visions and working within leadership in large organizations
  • Highly proficient communication skills and capacity to act as an ambassador between art and engineering
  • Familiarity with pipeline toolsets for lighting, shaders, and content optimization
  • Experience translating artistic requirements to sustainable workflow design

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience developing pipelines for Unreal
  • Experience with the technical requirements for a variety of game platforms

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.

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