ABOUT THE JOB
Lead Technical Artist manages day–to-day work of all Technical Artists, providing clear guidance and instructions and promptly communicating important information to all team members. Work close with Art Directors and Producers to discover any possible ways to improve quality and efficiency of artists’ work.
Lead Technical Artist is responsible for Technical Artists team’s growth and development; identifies areas important for Art Department development and makes sure his team members are improving their skills or doing research in these areas. Coaches his team members by demonstrating best approaches in solving technical issues related to art production.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
• Receives requests from ADs and Producers for new tools or technical support
• Assign Technical artists into projects
• Support Artist in their technical understanding of the projects
• Define and control technical requirements for Art
• Supervise work of all Technical Artists in his team
• Identify important areas for research
• Evaluate Technical Artists’ performance and provide them with feedback
• Prepare training materials when needed
• Keep Technical Artists’ motivation and morale on high level. Communicate problems to Studio Art Director if no other solutions are available.
• Suggest practices and techniques which can help improve quality or efficiency
• Pipeline checking
After receiving materials from client, Art Director may ask Technical Artist to review tools which client wants us to use; check if we can install them and test if they are working properly. In case of any problems he must report to Art Director and Producer; clearly explain what problem we have; prepare screenshots illustrating problem and be ready to communicate with the client if necessary and take initiatives to solve problem as soon as possible. If need be, the Technical Artist should ask IT Manager for help to review certain hardware tools required by Clients.
• Checklist elaboration
Technical Artist must participate in check list creation ensuring all necessary technical points were included.
• Briefing meeting with Art Director, pipeline training
Depending on the complexity of pipeline, the Technical Artist may need to create tutorials or other teaching materials for artists and present them to the art team during brief meeting before project start.
• Pipeline setup
After brief meeting Technical Artist must install all necessary tools on every artist’s computer; test if they are working; resolve problems if he meets any; notify Art Director and Producer if he can’t fix them.
• Technical accurateness of deliveries controlling
During the workflow, the Technical Artist must control if all artists are following project checklist and using correct tools. When the asset is ready from art point of view, the Technical Artist must check it for technical accurateness according to the checklist.
The Project Manager will assist and work with the Production Management team to manage, schedule and follow up with all the tasks and deliverables as defined by the production management team. Combining observation, problem solving and risk mitigation skills, the Project Manager will help and support the team, raising and solving problems before/as they occur.
All applications must include a Cover Letter, CV/Resume and any relevant documentation.
About Virtuos (Kuala Lumpur)
PLAY, GROW and WIN
To be a part of Virtuos means to be a creator and aim at excellence.
At Virtuos, we harness the latest technologies to make video games better and more immersive than ever before. That is why we pride ourselves in constantly pushing the boundaries of possibility since our founding in 2004.
Virtuosi are a team of experts – people who have come together to share their mutual passion for producing high-quality games. People who share the same enthusiasm in exploring new ideas and the constant drive to excel in their field. People who believe in earning success through dedication.
As a group, Virtuos has become a recognized leader in its field, has been growing faster than its peers have in recent years, and is pursuing an aggressive global expansion strategy. To this end, we are seeking an experienced Technical Artist who can join our team and help pave the way towards our new goals.