Senior Technical Artist

Thank you for your interest. We are always looking for experienced talent to join the Pipeworks team!

Pipeworks Studios seeks a highly motivated Technical Artist to work with the Studio Art Director in supporting various projects on their technical art needs.

Essential Job Functions

  • Create technical solutions for visual and pipeline issues
  • Write scripts to implement new features and fix bugs
  • Setup character rigs
  • Work to connect the art and engineering efforts
  • Working knowledge of Maya, specifically the ability to create custom script tools (MEL / Python) that streamline artist workflow and/or increase efficiency
  • Unity experience is a must; Unreal familiarity a benefit
  • Ability to rig/weight characters in Maya
  • Strong understanding of art pipelines and tool creation
  • Understanding of “artistic concepts”, e.g. modeling, lighting, shading, and animation
  • Ability to assess occasional contradictory technical and artistic needs and provide creative compromises
  • Working knowledge of C# and Python/MEL required
  • Overall attention to detail, both visually and technically
  • Strong interest in the industry and a desire to make games
  • Ability to work as part of a game team
  • Understanding of 3D art and 2D art
  • Strong ability to manage other technical artists and partner with engineers
  • Work in an organized way in a studio with multiple projects at a given time
  • Work effectively with other artists and engineers to achieve project goals
  • Solve problems to the benefit of the project/team
  • Must be a US Citizen (due to the nature of the role)
  • Must be willing to undergo a U.S. Government Personnel Security Investigation (PSI)
  • Familiarity with C++ or other high-level languages
  • General knowledge of programmable shaders
  • Any degree or certification in both Art and Engineering or equivalent work experience. At least 5 years of experience in a similar role.

Materials Required: Candidate should provide portfolio of tech art samples that they have created for projects and a resume detailing the projects/studios that they have been a part of.

About Pipeworks Studios

Since 1999, Pipeworks Studios has been quietly developing best-selling games and beloved game franchises from deep in the heart of Oregon. Our teams are creating truly unique original IP games alongside our
on-going work with key game franchises and outside partners.

At Pipeworks Studios, we believe in creating popular, innovative, and unique games that harness the creative spark of our teams and embrace the power of our players and community.We harness the power of games to create magic across worlds. Discover the magic at www.pipeworks.com