- Virtual Art Department Technical Artist

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Virtual Art Department Technical Artist


Virtual Art Department Technical Artist

• Intermediate Level


CoSA VFX is an award-winning, fast-paced, and highly collaborative Visual Effects studio with locations in Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Atlanta. We are seeking Virtual Art Department Technical Artist with expertise in delivering tools to artists and developing platforms and pipelines for the Virtual Art Department. This is a remote position.

Category Art Department  Gaming  Special Effects 
Location Remote Location
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Apr 26, 2023
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

The VAD Unreal TA has a proven record and experience working in a TA role in Games/Commercials/Films/TV. Their skillset must be optimized to deliver tools to teams of artists and collaborate in developing a platform and pipeline for the Virtual Art Dept. The candidate must be able to communicate clearly with team members while working in a fast-paced environment. A necessary and complete understanding of the VAD workflow.

  • Prepare scenes and content ahead of client reviews and virtual scouting sessions
  • Facilitate and observe daily reviews and working sessions to identify bottlenecks or issues
  • Debug technical issues promptly and efficiently, escalating to core engineering teams when needed
  • Standardize and improve content creation, review processes and best practices for the production of real-time assets, materials, shaders and LODs
  • Set strategic direction for the content pipeline and tools, and provide a product-owner level of expertise as a key pipeline customer
  • Profile real-time scenes to provide leadership with content strategies on how to best accomplish their vision
  • 3+ years of professional game production or Virtual Art Department experience in a Technical Artist role working with Unreal Engine.
  • A commitment to communication, interpersonal skills, and collaboration with department members.
  • Ability to work with Supervisors to configure tools and output high-quality work
  • Expert in being able to create Unreal Editor widgets and/or Plugins in order to help the VAD team to be fast and efficient (Quality of life and Automation).
  • Advanced knowledge of Scripted Actions
  • Advanced understanding of ICVFX Stage tools
  • Expert knowledge of Optimization Tools
  • Expert understanding of Blueprints and creation of Blueprints
  • Expertise in Source Control/Perforce
  • Advanced knowledge in being able to setup Visual Data Prep Recipes for DataSmith Automated Ingestion
  • Advanced knowledge of being able to set up a nDisplay System
  • Advanced knowledge and experience setting up Pixel Streaming Session, Multi-User session.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of a VFX pipeline and workflow.
  • Awareness of timelines and delivery dates
  • Experience with CVar cmds for environment optimization, and troubleshooting
  • Understanding of UI Development for Tools (WPF, WinForms, XAML, QT) is a plus
  • Activation of less exposed engine features is nice to have
  • Knowledge of Unity
The wage range for this full-time position is $100,000 - $140,000 per year which is a good faith assessment associated with this position only and will be assessed dependent on the skills and background of each candidate. 

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and reel as part of your application; applications received without a reel will not be considered.

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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