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Senior Technical Shader Artist - Gaming

Remote | Bend, Oregon
Permanent | Job ID #70465 | $100,000 - $130,000 Annual salary plus bonus eligible | Posted 4 months ago

Onward Play is seeking a Senior Shader Artist to join one of our AAA game studios! You’ll be creating photo real physically based shaders utilizing a combination of traditional fine art and technical art skills.


  • Conceptualize and create a plan for building texture sets based on written design descriptions and concept art
  • Responsible for combining disparate visual elements into a visually unified whole, across terrain, vistas, prop, architecture, and character shading
  • Contribute to the development of the artistic techniques and processes utilized to define and achieve a product’s visual style and encourage artistic evolution within the studio
  • This entails expanding methods to improve the production pipelines, tools, processes, and visual fidelity
  • Push the envelope of what is possible within real time technical limitations
  • Participation in creating shaders and shading validation tools as well as defining artistic and technical shading standards


  • Expert knowledge of physically based shading pipelines
  • Preferred Experience with Unreal 4 or Unity and their respective shading pipelines
  • Expert knowledge of UV tools and techniques
  • Proficiency in creation of high-quality textures that match the artistic style of the defined art direction
  • Proficiency in the use of 3D modeling software to texture models within the defined specs and guidelines
  • Strong data management skills, with the ability to manage and track large amounts of data as they go through the art pipeline with attention to naming conventions, directory structures, and other processes
  • Extensive portfolio with examples of current hands-on work, including shaders, textures, and texture mapped assets as well as fully rendered scenes
  • 4+ years of experience as a Shader/Materials Artist in the video game industry

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.

Pay: $100,000 - $130,000 Annual salary plus bonus eligible


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