Senior Technical Artist (Mobile Games)

DoubleDown Interactive LLC - Seattle, WA (30+ days ago)


We’re all in at DoubleDown. Are you?

We are expanding and looking for an energetic, self-propelled Technical Artist to join our creative team. In this position you will be helping artists diagnose and solve technical problems so that you can help them realize their artistic vision. You will bring your expert knowledge and experience in Unity to work directly with our artists and developers, enhance the visual quality of our games, manage 3D assets and materials and generate scripts in C#. As a top 10 Facebook and mobile developer, we are committed to building a company that recognizes and rewards all employees, so come grow and challenge your talent!

Roll the dice

We're DoubleDown Interactive, a talented team of approximately 150 Software Engineers, Game Designers, Artists, Producers, Marketers, Analytical Experts, and more. Located in Seattle’s International District, we create fun, authentic casino-style entertainment via free-to-play social and mobile games, enjoyed by millions of players worldwide. As a leader in the social casino space, we continue to revolutionize through constant innovation. Known for our fun and collaborative culture, we move quickly to deliver exciting online game experiences to casino enthusiasts and social gamers alike!

What you should bring to the table

At least 3-5 years of experience as a Technical Artist within the mobile games industry.
At least 3-5 Years of experience working with Unity. (Certification as a Unity Technical Artist a plus!)
A high level of comfort and confidence working equally with game art and programming.
Mature understanding of C#.
Strong understanding of Mecanim-Animator and Asset Bundling within Unity.
Able to create artist tools and scripts to streamline productivity.
Knowledge of Adobe art packages ranging from texturing to FX. Knowledge of 3D a plus but not a focus in this role.
Able to think creatively to resolve technical challenges and limitations.
Able to work well as part of a team with minimum supervision.
Professional: good attitude, focused, meets deadlines consistently, open to collaboration and feedback.

Winning the jackpot

Collaboration is key! Throughout your first year you will serve as a bridge between art, engineering, and design. You will work closely with developers, artists and designers and advance our visual style while offering advice and examples of how our game concepts can be realized within the Unity game engine! We hold each person accountable for their actions and expect you to be a positive influence that executes assigned tasks while helping your team members whenever possible. Since you are always growing as a(n) artist/designer being able to take feedback professionally and having the ability to develop art to manage and project expectations in a timely manner is how we roll!

Placing your best bet

Work with the lead artist and make pipeline improvements through tool building.
Improve workflow from any art tool (3D, Photoshop etc.) to Unity.
Work with the devs side by side to fix art issues through code if necessary.
Write shaders, investigate existing shaders, improve frame rate if necessary.
Make suggestions to dev and art on how best to work with Unity for any given feature.
Investigate art issues to determine if the issue is within dev or art.
Contribute to overall game asset organization – minimize our footprint while maximizing the player’s experience.

Cashing in on the comps

Getting to the office is a breeze with one of our two company-sponsored transportation options:
ORCA pass, renewed annually
$100 monthly transportation credit
Stow your ride safely in the secured parking garage or bike locker available onsite.
It’s a gaming company, so take a gaming break and get to know your coworkers with a little competitive fun! Square off over ping pong, foosball, or pinball in our arcade. Like console games? Challenge your coworkers to a Nintendo Wii U or Xbox 360 gaming break. You’ll find plenty of takers for a tabletop gaming session, too!
Stay in tip-top shape by taking advantage of our onsite fitness center. Just head down to the first floor of our building, and you’ll have access to state of the art equipment, lockers, and showers.
Need to relax? Get a massage or enjoy a yoga session right here in the studio! After all, who wants to work without a massage?
Enjoy occasional afternoons off for private viewings of first-run movies and team outings to see the Mariners play.
Hungry? Head to one of our two kitchens fully stocked with snacks and beverages.
You’ll never want to take the day off on Wednesdays, when we even provide a gourmet breakfast.
Want to go out to lunch sometimes, too? Our International District location is perfectly situated near a variety of excellent restaurants.
As if all of this isn't cool enough, you'll love our benefit package.
We offer medical, dental, vision, prescription coverage, maternity/paternity leave, and disability protection (short- and long-term).
Every team member receives 15 days of vacation, 40 hours of sick time, 2 personal floating holidays, and 11 paid calendar holidays per year.
Combine all of this with our amazing work/life balance and company-matched retirement options, and you have the dream job!

Looking for another reason we're the best place in Seattle to work? We're committed to our role as an Equal Opportunity Employer – we embrace a diverse mix of voices and create a positive environment where everyone belongs. We don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our communities. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. DoubleDown is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need help completing your application, let us know! Email us at Careers@DoubleDown.com and one of our awesome HR team members will get you everything you need. We look forward to meeting you soon!

To learn about us, please visit us here and watch us here!

To be considered, you must be at least 18 years of age with the ability to successfully pass a security criminal background investigation.

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