Associate Artist l, Technical

Studios

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Job ID:
SAG-19-TA-0404
Location:
Oakland, California
Post Date:
04/10/2019
Department:
Studios

Life at Big Fish Games

Big Fish Games is an innovative developer and world-class publisher of a diverse portfolio of casual game franchises, including Big Fish Casino, Gummy Drop, Fairway Solitaire, Jackpot Magic Slots and Cooking Craze.   Founded in 2002, we serve millions of players every day and are dedicated to providing players with the opportunity to play, connect, compete and discover anywhere and on any device.  We are dedicated to enhancing life through exceptional play. 

Our four core beliefs are what makes working at Big Fish Games unique. We believe in a work environment that:

  • Creates opportunities for impact
  • Shares a passion for challenge
  • Cultivates a spirit of creativity
  • Thrives through collaboration

Summary and Mission

We are a small team that provides Technical Art support for multiple projects within our studio. We are looking for an associateTA to maintain our slot development content cadence. This individual must be someone who is an eager problem solver and who is looking to take on new challenges.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintaining the current in-house art pipeline through collaboration with the engineering, art and design departments.
  • Working closely with engineers with troubleshooting issues associated with art/animation as they arise before and during implementation.
  • Understanding the art pipeline process and advocating for improvements.
  • Creating and maintaining visual wiki guides for new or updated art tools.
  • Proactively looking for ways to improve current pipeline workflows with automation and tools.
  • Running asset validation tests, updating layouts, and configuration files using in-house tools.

Qualifications

  • Fundamental knowledge in Photoshop.
  • Basic understanding with JavaScript (or equivalent).
  • Ability to problem-solve and prototype.
  • Team player with great communication skills, who is able to translate technical or artistic concepts to those less technically or artistically trained.
  • Must be passionate about games and art/animation.
  • 1 year + experience serving in a technical role, but not limited to game animation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical degree or certified training.
  • Content Integration and/or Quality Assurance.
  • Experience with asset optimization.
  • Knowledge in using Spine Animation software (or equivalent).
  • Website displaying examples of past technical projects.

Big Fish Games is an equal opportunity employer. We bring unique talents together to build something special that’s why we welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender,religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.