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Company: Striking Distance Studios
Location: San Ramon
Posted on: March 12, 2023

Job Description:

Welcome to Striking Distance Studios!
Striking Distance Studios continues to grow. We are looking for talented developers to join our team!
To us excellence is not a skill, but an attitude!
About this position:
The Lead Technical Artist role is responsible for a wide range of areas from tool and workflow design and implementation, to optimization analysis, to shader authoring to visual prototyping. A Jack-of-all-trades, the Lead Technical Artist deploys a wide range of technical skills along with a strong understanding of cutting edge AAA content creation techniques in order to empower content creators to unleash their creativity without being encumbered by technological constraints.

  • Lead complex tool\pipeline initiatives and drive them to completion
  • Help define and communicate budgets and audit game\content performance
  • Advise content teams to ensure that assets are authored correctly
  • Mentor and develop Jr. team members
  • Design and implement internal and external pipelines requiring multi-discipline collaboration.
  • Collaborate with artists and engineers to design and create new art workflows and tools
  • Support artists and troubleshoot pipeline issues as they arise


    • 5+ years in game development
    • Shipped at least one game with Unreal or demonstrated expert knowledge in TA or similar role
    • Shipped one game in a PBR art pipeline in TA or similar role
    • Strong knowledge of AAA 3D art production
    • Strong knowledge of Maya, Substance, Photoshop
    • Experience developing artist tools in DCC applications (Max, Maya, UE)
    • Strong knowledge of shader creation via node graph, HLSL or GLSL
    • Intermediate skill with Python, C# or C++
    • Familiarity with game performance evaluation tools
    • Excellent collaboration and communication skills
    • Strong problem solving and trouble-shooting skills
    • Experience with Houdini a plus
    • Experience leading a team a plus

      Due to recent scams, our recruiters will only reach out to you via, or If you received an email and are unsure you can always email

Keywords: Striking Distance Studios, San Ramon , LEAD TECHNICAL ARTIST, IT / Software / Systems , San Ramon, California

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