Job Vacancies

Senior Technical Artist

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

The role

Come and build games with us! We are looking for an experienced Technical Artist to work within a passionate team to support engineers and artists, and help drive the company in new directions in visuals and procedural creation. You would 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 would love to hear from you! We also pride ourselves on providing great opportunities for career and leadership development. We minimise crunch, and we are based at a brand-new fantastic river-front studio in the heart of the Historic Dockyard in Kent, UK.  This role will be considered fully UK based remote.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and maintain 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
  • Be the missing link in communication of the art and programming tribes

What we look for in you

  • Strong technical proficiency in UE4, including materials and Blueprints
  • Excellent understanding of Physically Based Rendering (PBR) art pipelines
  • Professional experience with Houdini
  • Practical skills with profiling and optimisation, and establishing platform standards
  • Drive to improve quality across our products
  • Passion for games and a willingness to learn new skills
  • Good documentation skills

Preferred

  • Understand the Principles of Animation
  • Good knowledge of Cascade, Niagara, and lighting setup
  • Understanding of Rigging fundamentals in Maya or 3DSMax
  • Practical knowledge of 3D packages such as Maya, 3DsMax, and Zbrush
  • Experience with C++ and/or Python

Do you have strong UE4, a passion for games and have professional games experience? 

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

We work hard to build experiences that can be enjoyed by players of all ages. Our games simulate reality but are non-violent. 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 wanted to pursue my dream of working in games. I needed a career surrounded by creatives."

“At Dovetail Games, I’ve got the freedom to be creative and express myself in a way I haven’t been able to do before”

Our products

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