Procedural Technical Artist – Turn 10 Studios – Microsoft – Redmond, WA

Turn 10 Studios, the creators of the top selling and critically acclaimed Forza Motorsport franchise, has an exciting opportunity for a Procedural Technical Artist to join our studio. This role involves identifying and using procedural content creation methods to efficiently achieve high quality game content for our cutting edge games.

  • Assist the environment team with prototyping new techniques for population of environments with pre-authored assets using Houdini or similar software
  • Work with Tools and Tech Art teams to create procedural rulesets and tools for dynamic placement of assets such as roads, forests, fences, etc.
  • Identify pipelines for feeding authored assets into our proprietary Forzatech rendering engine
  • Keep performance optimization in mind with procedural assets

Required Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Graphic Arts, Art or a related field.
  • Computer programming/scripting experience.
  • Strong knowledge of one or more major 3D animation packages, Houdini preferred.
  • Understanding of 3D graphics principles and procedures
  • Experience with next-generation content creation techniques
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Work well under deadlines and multi-tasks

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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