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Procedural Technical Artist


This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted May 7, 2022.

Why PlayStation?PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, PlayStation™Now, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.Join the award-winning team that created God of WarThis role can be fully remote or onsite in Playa Vista, CA (when the studio re-opens) with relocation support, if needed.Santa Monica Studio is seeking an experienced Procedural Technical Artist for the development of a new unannounced title!You’re into games – you love playing them and you love making them. And you’re half coder and half artist – you get both, you help each understand the other, and you can translate from art to tech and back again, so everyone gets the most out of the tools and knows what to ask for to get awesome art up onto the screen.ResponsibilitiesResearch, define, improve, and maintain artist pipelines, tools, and workflows.Interface with stakeholders. Liaise between team members; drive collaborative projects.Troubleshoot issues; resolve them: invent or build robust, quality technical implementations.Work closely with artists to develop procedural systems and improve their workflows.Participate in art asset reviews to help identify technical concerns or risks.RequirementsMinimum three years of professional experience in computer-generated artSolid understanding of 3D mathIntimate knowledge of Maya and computer graphicsExperience in Houdini or procedural asset creationGood understanding of algorithm design and of their complexityStrong experience with Python, PyQT/PySideExperience writing user-facing tools in Python, C# or C++.Ability to write clean, maintainable and extensible code with attention to reusabilityUnderstanding of software architecture and designEnthusiasm and initiativeExcellent spoken and written communicationAble and motivated to work with other team membersBonusIndustry experience working or shipping AAA titlesUnderstanding of PBR, HDR, color theory, and/or camera lensesExperience with HLSL, GLSL or similar shader languagesExperience with OpenMaya and Maya plugin development#LI-SMS#LI-AM1Equal Opportunity Statement:Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.This employer is a corporate member ofmyGwork – LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals,students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.