big planet recruitment

Current Vacancies in Artwork & Animation

Lead Technical Artist - London, UK


Our client is an independently-owned studio on the outskirts of London, and all about crafting engaging AAA multiplayer experiences. With over 300 awards and nominations world-wide.  

The Role
By setting great examples and helping to mentor more junior developers, you will lead the team in planning and implementing solutions to support all aspects of game development. 
You will maintain a consistently high standard of support across all disciplines on the project, and work with other Technical Artists in the studio to improve general development practises. 
You should have a pragmatic and practical approach to working with technology, with experience of pushing the technical limits and ensuring the Art team can work efficiently and comfortably. 


  • Manage a small, skilled team of Technical Artists 
  • Drive the planning and implementation of game, editor and standalone art tools 
  • Investigate run-time performance and propose optimal solutions 
  • Prototype, develop and improve content creation pipelines 
  • Assist the programming team with implementing art-related tools and features  

Essential Skills and Experience
  • 3+ years of experience as a Senior or Lead Technical Artist on shipped titles 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Strong proactive problem-solving attitude 
  • Demonstrable knowledge of modern game content creation workflows 
  • Extensive application scripting experience (e.g. Python, MAXScript, Javascript) 
  • Solid understanding of real-time physically-based materials & rendering (PBR) 
  • Passion for games and game development  

Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Experience with Unreal Engine, especially UE4 Strong digital art skills (modelling, texturing, lighting) 
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as C++ or C# 
  • Experience with outsourcing processes  

If this opportunity is of interest to you, or you would like to discuss your options, please provide me with a copy of your latest CV in .doc or .docx format, a suitable phone number / Skype ID, along with a convenient date and time to call to

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