Principal / Lead Tech Artist - Unannounced AAA Action RPG

Posted: 28 days
Art and Animation
Full-Time
Lead / Principal
$164,000 - 247,000 + Equity
US
Scopely is looking for a Principal/Lead Character Artist to join us remotely from the US!

At Scopely, we care deeply about what we do and want to inspire play, every day - whether in our work environments alongside our talented colleagues, or through our deep connections with our communities of players. We are a global team of game lovers who are developing, publishing and innovating the gaming industry, connecting millions of people around the world daily.

Scopely is building an exciting AAA multiplayer action game for consoles, PC, and mobile, using Unreal 5. We believe this stylized fantasy project has the potential to be massive in scale and industry-defining!

 
What You Will Do

As a Principal Technical Artist, you will help elevate the stylized art and define the pipelines that will bring an incredible new fantasy game to life. You will have a team wide impact, driving areas such as materials, lighting, multi-platform performance, graphics features, and player customization; whatever you can get your hands in to make the game better. Skilled Technical Art generalists are encouraged to apply, but if you have deep specialized expertise in a couple areas please also get in touch.  You will be working with an experienced AAA team to lay the foundations of this new world, and inspire artistic, creative, and technical innovation.


  • Work with the Art Director to elevate and drive the style and pipelines for art across the game
  • Collaborate with leadership to define a technical art roadmap
  • Contribute broadly across different disciplines: Materials, lighting, rendering, gameplay blueprints, performance optimization, toolsets and pipelines
  • Design new visual features and implement them in game
  • Document and onboard artists and designers to your new pipelines and methodologies 
  • Embrace feedback and iteration to solve difficult challenges, focusing on the player experience
  • Ensure visuals are at a high quality and performant across different platforms
  • Work with cross-discipline teams to accomplish art, gameplay, and technical goals 
  • Help define and maintain a consistently high quality bar for the game and franchise
  • Guide and mentor other team members and partners
What We Are Looking For

  • 8+ years of related experience, ideally shipping multiple high quality games
  • Unreal game engine expertise, including materials, blueprints, and lighting and rendering
  • Ability to translate art team goals into creative solutions to hit quality and efficiency goals
  • Multiplatform performance analysis and optimization experience
  • A critical eye for art quality and deep understanding of modern game pipelines
  • Experience producing clear technical documentation 
  • Experience working on stylized or non photoreal games
  • Ability to work well within a cross-discipline, iterative, team environment
  • Ability to lead, either by example as a principal craft leader, or as a manager
Bonus Points

  • Love of fantasy universes in any form of media
  • Passion for games, stories, and creating rich player experiences
  • Programming experience is a plus, but not required
  • Experience with multiplayer action games a plus
  • Experience with standard art creation tools such as Maya, Substance Painter, and Photoshop
 

For candidates in CA, CO, NJ, NY and WA, the annual salary range is $164,000 - 247,000, plus equity, bonus and benefits including healthcare benefits, retirement benefits, pet insurance, paid holidays, paid Scopely free days, and unlimited paid time-off. Base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

At Scopely, we create games for everyone - and want to ensure that the people behind our games reflect that!   We are committed to creating a diverse, supportive work environment where everyone is treated with respect. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities and welcome individuals from all backgrounds to join us & embrace the adventure!

About Us
Scopely is a global interactive entertainment and mobile-first video game company, home to many top, award-winning experiences such as "MONOPOLY GO!," “Star Trek™ Fleet Command,” “Stumble Guys,” “MARVEL Strike Force,” and “Yahtzee® With Buddies,” among others.
 
Scopely creates, publishes, and live-operates immersive games that empower a directed-by-consumer™ experience across multiple platforms--from mobile, web, PC and beyond.
Founded in 2011, Scopely is fueled by a world-class team and a proprietary technology platform Playgami that supports one of the most diversified portfolios in the games industry.
Recognized multiple times as one of Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies,” Scopely is a multi-billion-dollar business due to its ability to create long-lasting game experiences that players enjoy for years.
 
Scopely has global operations in more than a dozen markets across Asia, EMEA, and North America, and is home to many internal game development teams, referred to as Scopely Studios, with additional game studio partners across four continents.
Scopely was acquired by Savvy Games Group in July 2023 for $4.9 billion, and is now an independent subsidiary of Savvy.
For more information on Scopely, visit: scopely.com. 

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About Scopely

Scopely is a global interactive entertainment and mobile-first video game company, home to many top, award-winning experiences such as "MONOPOLY GO!," “Star Trek™ Fleet Command,” “Stumble Guys,” “MARVEL Strike Force,” and “Yahtzee® With Buddies,” among others.

Scopely creates, publishes, and live-operates immersive games that empower a directed-by-consumer™ experience across multiple platforms--from mobile, web, PC and beyond.

Founded in 2011, Scopely is fueled by a world-class team and a proprietary technology platform Playgami that supports one of the most diversified portfolios in the games industry.

Recognized multiple times as one of Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies,” Scopely is a multi-billion-dollar business due to its ability to create long-lasting game experiences that players enjoy for years.

Scopely has global operations in more than a dozen markets across Asia, EMEA, and North America, and is home to many internal game development teams, referred to as Scopely Studios, with additional game studio partners across four continents.

Scopely was acquired by Savvy Games Group in July 2023 for $4.9 billion, and is now an independent subsidiary of Savvy.

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