Job Vacancies

Junior Technical Artist

  • Role: Junior Technical Artist
  • Team: Development
  • Location: Kent

The Role

Come build games with us! We’re looking for a Junior Technical Artist to work within a passionate and help drive the company in new directions in visuals and procedural creation. You'd be:

  • Helping us build cutting edge games within UE4, in huge open world environments.
  • Working with graphics programmers and other technical artists on simulation and rendering of water and other complex environmental effects
  • Helping us continue to build our Houdini procedural pipeline.
  • Exploring the latest UE4 engine features and pushing the limits of new-gen console platforms
  • Supporting the asset creation pipeline, so assets can be easily integrated into each game without sacrificing the overall artistic vision or exceeding platform limits.

If these topics sound exciting, we'd love to hear from you! We also pride ourselves on providing great opportunities for career and leadership development. We minimise crunch, and we're based at a brand-new fantastic river-front studio in the heart of the Historic Dockyard in Kent, UK.

Responsibilities

  • Implementing and maintaining efficient workflows, tools and pipelines for the art team
  • Review current and emerging technologies and technical developments for inclusion in our games.
  • Assist with performance profiling and optimisation.
  • Offer technical assistance and communication to the art team for production issues.
  • Creating and maintaining technical documentation.

What We Look For In You

  • Knowledge in UE4, including materials and Blueprints.
  • Understanding of Physically Based Rendering (PBR) art pipelines
  • Experience with Houdini
  • Passion for games and a willingness to learn new skills.
  • Analytical mind and good problem-solving skills.

Beneficial

  • Knowledge of Cascade, Niagara, and lighting setups
  • An understanding of Animation
  • Understanding of Rigging fundamentals in Maya or 3DSMax
  • Knowledge of 3D packages such as Maya, 3DsMax, and Zbrush
  • Familiarity with C++ and/or Python

About Dovetail Games

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities and diversity and providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for everyone who works here or with us, regardless to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion (or lack thereof) education background and game preferences.​

  • You will have a direct and significant impact on the future of our games.
  • You’ll experience an environment where you will be challenged but supported.
  • We have an industry leading work-life balance.
  • We are developing games across multiple platforms using cutting edge technology.
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Pension scheme
  • My Rewards benefits package including health cash plan, cycle to work, eyecare and tech
  • Free parking
  • Free fruit, tea & coffee and a stocked pantry
  • Access to funded fitness events and health checks.
  • Regular social and sporting activities, including charity fundraising.

Do you enjoy building cutting edge games within UE4? We want to hear from you!

About Our People

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By Enthusiasts... For Enthusiasts

We are growing fast and we have big ambitions to lead the way at the pinnacle of innovation. We are looking for individuals with the energy, drive and skill to craft a new generation of entertainment, across a multitude of gaming platforms. We would love to speak with talented people who take pride in a job well done and thrive in a positive environment, where ideas are celebrated, and everyone has a voice.

Our Values

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Make fabulous stuff

We are passionate about crafting high quality simulations that excite and engage both experienced and new players.

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Enhance life

Our aim is to make software that enhances life. We don’t make games that are addictive, promote gambling, glorify violence or are discriminatory in any way. We would rather celebrate the human condition than devalue it.

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Continuously improve

We work as one team, communicating frequently, openly and honestly in the knowledge that when we work together great things happen.

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Walk tall

We are proud of who we are, and the entertainment we deliver to our customers around the world. We don’t work for Dovetail Games – we ARE Dovetail Games.

I'm a passionate person that drives for quality in everything we do, from developing talented people within the company, to delivering great simulation for our players.

Our products

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