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The mission of Technical Art on League of Legends is to establish and improve the systems, tools, rigs, and workflows that unleash the creativity of our artists and allow the production of the best possible art content for our players.

As a Senior Technical Artist on the PIE-C External Development team, you'll use your artistic and technical skills to help guide the development of Character Rigging from external artists. You will work with Product Leads, Delivery Leads, team members, Art Lead, Associate Art Director, and the Art Director, to stay aligned on vision and priorities, and will report to the Technical Art Lead. You will deliver Rigging feedback to external partners across the world and contribute to review sessions.


  • Provide technical support to external artists working from our art workflows, collecting data to further improve the tools they are using
  • Spread knowledge of the team's processes and help teams expand their technical know-how
  • Mentor and support teammates in accomplishing team goals and help them develop as artists
  • Develop and Maintain craft bar for Rigging Technical Art
  • Find creative solutions to eliminate difficult problems in production and propose improvements to pipelines, processes and techniques
  • Communicate with multiple other disciplines to ensure all assets are performant
  • Occasional travel overseas to provide training directly to external artists and connect with external teams

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience as a technical artist in games or related industries
  • Expertise in digital content creation tools, particularly Maya
  • Knowledge of figure and facial anatomy
  • Artist empathy & Technical know-how to act as an ambassador between multiple art disciplines and software engineering

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the League of Legends IP and skins universe
  • Experience giving direction and delivering clear, constructive feedback to vendors and external artists
  • Interest in International travel for onsite training and conferences
  • Expertise in game development using modern engines, such as Unreal or Unity
  • Proficient Python programmer

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and by prioritizing our players. We will look at your past studies, experience, and your personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about the experiences of players, this is 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

  • (Los Angeles Only) Base salary range between $173,100.00 - $241,100.00 USD + incentive compensation + equity + 401K with company match + medical, dental, vision, and life insurance + short and long-term disability + open PTO.
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 (LAMC 189.00).