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(Expired) Senior Tech Artist - Unpublished R&D Project

5 months ago by Riot Games

  Los Angeles (California), USA

Level: Senior

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sector: Art

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Riot Games was established in 2006 by avid gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in great games. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to critical and player acclaim. Players form the foundation of our community and it’s for them that we continue to evolve and improve the League of Legends experience, and beyond!

We’re looking for passionate professionals who can teach us a thing or two. We promise to return the favor. We embrace those who see things differently and aren’t afraid to experiment. That's where you come in.

As Senior Technical Artist you’ll help breathe life into the League of Legends universe and other Riot Games content. You’ll employ your expert-level knowledge of 3D tools and ability to develop tools, maintain pipelines and provide technical support for artists on their most important missions. You’ll help critique work, mentor fellow Rioters and foster the long-term growth of an energetic group of artists.

As a Senior Tech Artist on this Unpublished R&D project, you will report directly to the Art Lead. You will partner closely with the art team and engineers and establish a bridge to get art content and features into the game. You will balance pipelines for multiple teams' tools, and advocate for the right one for this R&D project. You will help promote transferring of art assets to improve efficient process and production. You'll also audit the team's existing art, and scope out the new workflows to grow and to meet established art quality bars. Where applicable, this Tech Artist will make recommendations around areas for optimizing and how-to-win for our target resolutions.


  • Collaborate across multiple art teams and set up pipelines and tools for art asset generation
  • Build and support the team's 3D tools across environment, character, and other artistic disciplines.
  • Coordinate, build and help guide the art team’s most demanding and essential projects forward
  • Become a liaison between multiple art teams and partners to provide support for interdisciplinary efforts
  • Inspire the artists you support by providing clear and constructive feedback
  • Identify a long-term model for art asset production for target resolutions and work within the pipelines and tooling established by the art discipline at Riot.
  • Make recommendations, and where applicable, directly improve the efficiency of art production to improve quality and visual fidelity of existing assets to target platforms and resolutions
  • Be an empathetic voice to different cultural standards and working practices; advocating for what’s right for the product, team, and players

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in 3DS Max, Maya, Photoshop
  • 5+ years of experience in Unity
  • Experience creating and optimizing art tooling and pipelines

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in English and Mandarin
  • Familiarity with League of Legends

Our Perks:

  • Medical, dental, and vision plans that cover you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children
  • Open paid time off
  • Retirement benefits with company matching
  • Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability
  • Play funds so you can broaden and deepen your knowledge of our players and community through games
  • We will double down on your donations of time and money to non-profits

It’s our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled Rioters and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history (LAMC 189.00).

Don’t forget to include a resume and cover letter. We receive many applications, but we’ll notice a fun, well-written intro that shows us you Dare to Dream and Execute with Excellence.

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