Manager, Technical Art - Legends of Runeterra - Military veterans preferred

Riot Games


  full-time   part-time   employee   contract

Los Angeles
United States

As a Manager of Technical Art, you will determine the technical art needs across all of the different creative and technical teams on a game. You will partner with the Art Director to inform on best practices and pipelines, workflow, and asset production so artists can work without technical hurdles in production. Additionally, you will work with fellow Managers of Technical Art and Technical Art Directors across the studio to ensure healthy and consistent best practices and support across the discipline.As a Manager, Technical Art on LoR you will work with teams and features across the entire game to build memorable events and moments, and develop features that challenge genre conventions and evolve the Legends of Runeterra experienceResponsibilitiesWork with product leadership to develop a long-term strategy to maintain and evolve the art workflows for your productLead teams in identifying new opportunities to incorporate technology to increase art workflow efficiency and unlock new creative opportunitiesAmplify the team's artistic capabilities while maintaining efficient and sustainable memory and performanceEnsure technical support to art and animation in both Maya and Unity across the productPrototype new products and build asset generation pipelines to support themManage a team of technical artists through performance and growth opportunitiesWork with recruiting and art leadership to establish and support the growth, staffing, and resource allocation of the technical art discipline over timeWork with IT and other technical organizations across the company to ensure understanding and support for productBuild close relationships with the artists and engineers you work alongside with to understand their needs and provide leadership on tool and pipeline developmentPartner with other Managers of Technical Art and Technical Art Directors at the studio to develop a cohesive vision and shared standards across the disciplineWork with our external partner studios to develop the pipelines, tools and guidance they need to provide high quality assetsRequired Qualifications5+ years of professional experience as a technical artist in games or related industriesExperience with 3D math, game engines, and a fundamental understanding of UX/UI principles when applied to tool developmentExpertise with Maya and authoring Maya tools with Python/C++Experience developing games, prototypes or tools in Unity using C#Experience working with multiple source control tools such as git and perforceExperience with and commitment to building long-term maintainable, testable, portable, and stable systemsAct as an ambassador between art, engineering, and productionExperience defining and implementing team strategiesExperience authoring pipeline tool sets for lighting, shaders, and content optimizationExperience translating artistic requirements into sustainable workflow designDesired QualificationsExperience with the technical requirements for a variety of game platformsExperience working in animation and riggingFor this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes the delight of players. We will be looking at your past studies, experience, and your personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about the experiences of players, this could be the role for you!Our PerksRiot has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in gamingIt'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).