Video Game Technical Artist

Roswell, Georgia | Freelance | Job ID #46809 |
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Onward Search is looking for a Video Game Technical Artist to join our video game studio client in Atlanta for an onsite contract-to-hire/direct hire role!

Please Note: This role sits onsite in Atlanta, Georgia but qualified candidates who are located anywhere in the United States and are willing to move to Atlanta are strongly encouraged to apply. Relocation assistance is offered for out-of-market candidates.

Job Summary:

  • We are looking for a Technical Artist with a polished skill set that combines strong technical ability and a sharp artistic eye

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain creature, weapon, and character animation rigs in MotionBuilder
  • Integrate characters and weapons into the game engine
  • Collaborate with the animation department to improve their workflow and troubleshoot problems
  • Work directly with character artists and engineers to ensure assets are created and integrated into the game at the highest possible quality level
  • Prototype rigging and deformation solutions to improve the quality and efficiency of game characters
  • Anticipate problems and inefficiencies and provide solutions
  • Process motion capture data and prepare it for animation

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of applicable video game industry experience as a technical artist, rigger, or similar role.
  • Must have shipped at least 1 PC or console title as a technical artist
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in MotionBuilder, as well as 3DS Max or Maya
  • Thorough understanding of character deformation and the needs of an animation team
  • Solid understanding of the needs and constraints of game animation systems
  • Experience in Unreal Engine 3 and 4 strongly preferred
  • Experience with python scripting in MotionBuilder (especially animation tool creation) preferred
  • Prior experience working on 1st person shooter games preferred
  • Experience with motion capture data preferred
  • 3D modeling skills preferred
  • Python scripting experience preferred
  • A demo reel or web portfolio is required and must be submitted at time of application. Work samples should demonstrate strong technical abilities, especially those related to character deformation and animation controls


  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • 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.
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