Senior Technical Artist - Virtual Reality - Netherlands

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Job Reference: BBBH3256
Job Type: Permanent
Sector: Artist & Animator
Location: Amsterdam
Salary: Competitive Rate

Our client is one of the leading VR and AR development studios. They are producing a new generation of games and experiences that show the endless possibilities to entertain people of all ages and all walks of life in VR.

The Senior Technical Artist uses their technical skills to accomplish great aesthetic results. Both in the form of creating technically challenging assets (particle effects, shaders) and supporting the art team with technical improvements (rigs, scripts, pipeline enhancements, performance analysis and recommendations).
The ideal candidate is also able to contribute to production by modelling, texturing, level building etc.


  • Create assets with a technical nature;
  • Research and implement technical improvements;
  • Train other artists in best practices, tools and processes;


  • A solid understanding of rendering theory on a range of devices;
  • Deep knowledge of Unreal Engine 4 materials, shaders, VFX, optimization etc.;
  • Good communication skills with team of artists, programmers and game designers;
  • Strong technical insight; from content creation to getting it to run in a game;
  • An affinity with workflow optimization; writing scripts and tools that make life easier;
  • Modeling and texturing abilities.


  • Substance Painter & Designer experience;
  • Experience with Houdini;
  • Knowledge of MEL and Python;


  • You have an interest in both technical systems and aesthetics, and how they influence each other.
  • You are able to analyze, solve and document workflow- and pipeline issues;
  • Your background is in games or related fields, with multiple years of experience.


  • Working in a creative and quality driven environment with enthusiastic colleagues;
  • A great spot to learn and share knowledge;
  • Benefits according to experience and job;
  • A healthy work-life balance;
  • Studio location in the heart of Amsterdam.

For this vacancy we only consider candidates that are eligible to work in the EU

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