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Senior Staff Technical Artist, Lighting

Remote | Bend, Oregon
Permanent | Job ID #70467 | $150,000 - $155,000 yearly | Posted 2 months ago

Onward Play is seeking a Senior Staff Technical Lighting Artist who will contribute to the technical development of AAA products for game development. The Senior Technical Artist will work with the Tech Art Lead to identify and develop tools and workflow improvements that enable the team to operate efficiently and with maximum flexibility.


  • Contribute to the development of lighting tools and processes that help achieve a product’s visual style and encourage artistic technical evolution within the studio
  • Creates lighting setups, tools, shaders, and workflows as needed to increase the lighting team’s efficiency and work quality
  • Develop efficient lighting solutions that fit within the technical constraints of the game
  • Fix lighting bugs and implement root cause solutions
  • Follow creative direction to implement high quality lighting that fits the visual style of our game
  • Keeps aware of industry trends and technical techniques, evaluates competitive products, and determines areas we can improve or innovate, communicates innovations in a convincing way, and collaborates with the leadership team to develop plans for implementation
  • Provides input on the technical methods to achieve the artistic goals and vision
  • Serves as a technical resource for all phases of production and other studio art needs
  • This includes, but is not limited to conducting general research, developing cutting-edge tools and techniques, and testing new systems or tools


  • Highly proficient in Python. Some knowledge of Qt and C++ is a plus
  • Highly proficient in the use of 3D software to light environment and cinematic scenes
  • Excellent reading and comprehension skills to fully understand complex process documents, design documents, and written assignments
  • Strong time management skills, with the ability to break down tasks and assignments and prioritize them into workable pieces on a daily, weekly, and project length basis
  • 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 lighting environments and characters in a variety of situations
  • Demonstrating the use of lighting setups and a strong understanding of the lighting pipeline
  • Multiple examples of high quality lit environments and cinematic

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: $150,000 - $155,000 yearly



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