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Technical Artist

at Scientific Games

Posted: 9/6/2019
Job Reference #: 23120

Job Description

Job ID #: IRC18681

Location:

Reno, NV

Functional Area:

Game Development

Position Type: Full Time Regular

Business Unit: Gaming

Position Description

Scientific Games is dedicated to being the industry’s only global solutions provider with products that will enhance the entire gaming operation, both on the casino floor and behind the scenes.
Our products continue to grow from proven successful brands. Scientific Games’ compelling content and proprietary solutions engage players and empower customers because of our use of cutting-edge technology, products, and content including
• Electronic gaming machines for commercial and tribal casinos, video lottery, central determination, licensed betting office, arcade and bingo markets
• An extensive library of proprietary and licensed brand game content, that includes some of the hottest entertainment brands, designed to maximize player enjoyment and operator’s return on investment
• Innovative electronic table games, card shufflers, chip sorters, multi-terminal and multi-game configurations linked to virtual, hybrid and live games
At Scientific Games, we are committed to making the best games, platforms and systems in the world. We are looking for smart, passionate and creative people to join our team and help us transform the gaming world. We are a global, industry-leading gaming technology company that embraces challenge, fosters an inclusive culture, values integrity, innovation and winning, and is committed to developing and supporting its people.

Join us and let’s make games!

Job Summary: The Technical Artist serves as a translator between art and engineering, working closely with the game studio artists and engineers to ensure that the player-facing vision for the game is achieved. Other duties include managing and improving the content creation pipeline, coaching game artists on asset implementation, and staying current on game industry tools and processes.

Essential Job Functions:
• Implement art assets in Unity.
• Identify and solve technical issues related to the art pipeline.
• Provide artists with technical feedback to ensure the creation of optimized assets.
• Document and evangelize best practices.
• Profiling game performance and applying art optimization techniques

Position Requirements

Education:
• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Art, Related Field, or Equivalent Experience.

Required Experience:
• Minimum 1-3 years game development studio experience.
• Working knowledge of 2D graphic software (Photoshop).
• Developing knowledge of 2D graphic and animation software (After Effects and 3DSMax or equivalent)
• Working knowledge of Unity.
• Working knowledge of versioning software i.e. Perforce (Preferred), CVS, Alien Brain or similar.
• Experience creating motion graphics or animations (must have samples).
• Experience working under tight deadlines.
• Familiar with particle systems (Unity or equivalent).
• Exposure to scripting languages such as C#, JS, MEL, or Python.

Qualifications:
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Proficient in Photoshop and After Effects.
• Working knowledge of MS Office, specifically Excel and Outlook.
• Familiarity with 3D Studio Max (3DSMAX) or other 3D software.
• Understanding of UI / UX principles across various platforms.
• Self-motivated and able to work on multiple projects with minimal direction.
• Experience playing video games, slot games.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Familiarity with C#, JS, MEL and Python.
• Ability to model, texture and animate in 3D software (3DSMax, Maya, Substance Painter).
• Experience with using real-time Shaders.
• Create realtime 3d effects in Unity
• Rigging skill is a plus

Scientific Games Corporation and its affiliates (collectively, “SG”) are engaged in highly regulated gaming and lottery businesses. As a result, certain SG employees may, among other things, be required to obtain a gaming or other license(s), undergo background investigations or security checks, or meet certain standards dictated by law, regulation or contracts. In order to ensure SG complies with its regulatory and contractual commitments, as a condition to hiring and continuing to employ its employees, SG requires all of its employees to meet those requirements that are necessary to fulfill their individual roles. As a prerequisite to employment with SG (to the extent permitted by law), you shall be asked to consent to SG conducting a due diligence/background investigation on you.

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive; it is intended to identify major responsibilities and requirements of the job. The employee in this position may be requested to perform other job-related tasks and responsibilities than those stated above.

SG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. If you’d like more information about your equal employment opportunity rights as an applicant under the law, please click here
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