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2D Technical Artist (UI)

Jam City

As a leading mobile games developer, Jam City is looking to “level up” our talent.  We’re searching for innovators who consider themselves dynamic, collaborative, and thrive in a fast-paced environment. 

PERKS & BENEFITS
Unlimited Vacation, Paid Sick Days & Holidays
100% Employee Covered Medical, Dental, Vision Plan Base Plan
Life Insurance, 401k, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter Benefits & More
Catered Lunches & Well-stocked Kitchens
Yoga & Wellness Activities
Happy Hours
Company Events

We are currently looking for a 2D Technical Artist to join our Burbank Team! This unique position requires a creative, talented and motivated individual to collaborate with multiple disciplines to help create exciting new features for the hit game Disney Emoji Blitz!
We are looking for a UI Technical Artist who's focus will be to implement the player's User Interface within Unity. To successfully execute the role, you will need to have familiarity with the Unity engine and the ability to translate design specs and UX wireframes into interactive 2D elements that delight our players.

As a Technical Artist, you will be involved in all aspects of internal game development, from brainstorms and pre-production to content releases for live operations. You will partner with the Lead Technical Artist and Project Art Lead to define the most appropriate tools, methods and approaches for each project. You will also work directly with artists and engineers to ensure that the artwork is accurately and consistently represented in game, as well as optimized for the needs of our game’s performance. The ideal candidate is a creative, talented and motivated individual eager to learn, contribute to a collaborative team, and grow their skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Deliver optimized UI assets and layouts based on wireframes.
    • Plus-up existing assets with efficient animations and fx in collaboration with the Animation Lead.
    • Participate in visual critiques and brainstorms. 
    • Collaborate with engineers to build features and solve creative technical problems.
    • Assist animators and artists with troubleshooting.
    • Issues may include animation, shaders and FX.
    • Software Technical Support for artists. 
    • Research industry standards and develop new techniques and workflows.

QUALIFICATIONS

    • 2-5 years of production experience working on mobile games.
    • Experience with the Unity game engine.
    • Experience with troubleshooting UI issues.
    • Familiarity with GIT.
    • Familiarity with at least one programing or scripting language, preferably C# or python.
    • Working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator or After Effects.
    • Understanding of the Unity Transparency queue and Controller state machines.
    • High proficiency of technical problem solving.
    • Able to multi-task like a pro.
    • Strong organizational and analytical skills. 
    • Sense of humor and a positive, enthusiastic attitude.
    • Ability to take direction.
    • Self-starter, reliable, and passionate about their work.
    • Eye for detail with a clear understanding of the big picture.
    • Team player who understands the value of regular and effective communication. 
    • Ability to provide a bridge between artists, designers and software engineers.
    • Affinity for Disney/Pixar.
    • Passion for video games is a must!

NICE TO HAVE

    • Previous experience with animated motion graphics, and particle effects.
    • Experience with tool integration into existing pipelines.
    • Front end web development experience (React).
OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION
We believe in creating games that unite people across the world and that showcase our commitment to providing an environment that is both inclusive and diverse for our players and employees. We strive to create a workforce that is reflective of our global player community as we know that we are stronger and better when we play together. To help promote an inclusive culture, we celebrate the visible and invisible diversity of our Jam Citizens through initiatives including Employee Resource Groups, cultural events, trainings, speaker series, and more. 

Jam City is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, age, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, religion, ethnicity, marital, or domestic partnerships status, disability, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expressions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws. Our management is committed to following this policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruiting, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.


ABOUT JAM CITY
Jam City is an award-winning mobile entertainment studio providing unique and deeply engaging games that appeal to a broad, global audience.

Led by CEO Chris DeWolfe, former MySpace co-founder and CEO, and COO Josh Yguado, former 20th Century Fox executive, Jam City is the creative powerhouse behind some of the highest-grossing and most enduring mobile games. Jam City’s global franchise Cookie Jam has generated more than half a billion dollars, and Panda Pop has more than 120 million downloads to date.

The company also is the go-to studio for Hollywood, having developed immersive, narrative-rich mobile games around iconic entertainment brands. The company’s popular RPG game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was the #1 game in more than 40 countries at its launch in April 2018.

Jam City has nine studios located in Los Angeles (HQ), Berlin, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Burbank, Cedar Falls, San Diego, San Francisco, and Toronto.
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Location: Remote – Burbank, CA
Date found: 2022-11-06

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