Character Technical Artist

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Job Description

Astrid Transforming Games into Transformative Experiences.

We are better together! Come join our passionate team to revolutionize the gaming industry. We believe that games can have a deeper emotional connection, deeper purpose, and deeper meaning. And we’re looking for top talent who share our vision.

As an innovative new venture founded by world-class entertainment leaders with impressive credits such as The Walking Dead, The Boys, Invincible, LOTR, RuneScape, Sea of Thieves and many more, we’re dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the world of gaming and entertainment.

YES! We have achieved undeniable success in the past, but we are humble, and we care deeply about our talent and community. We know that parity and inclusion are a MUST and we are excited to kick off Astrid with an even gender distribution.

Our focus on crafting unforgettable experiences starts with our dream team – We are looking for purple unicorns who are good humans and possess incredible talent.

We are looking for a

Character Technical Artist

who is experienced in creating and maintaining pipelines of tools for rigging, character modeling, deformation and animation with the goal of creating unique characters that players will love.

You’ll be joining a small team with big ambitions and an obsession to create memorable game experiences.


  • You are passionate about games and what they mean for our players in the global community

  • You have expert-level experience in being a character-focused technical artist

  • You are great at working hands-on with character rigging, skinning, topology, deformations, muscle, hair, cloth, physics and all other character workflows

  • You can look at an asset and quickly establish what the issues are and how to address them

  • You take pride in your work and your contributions to the team

  • You strive to rig assets and create tools that will set our game apart from others

  • You can work well with external vendors and clients

  • You are a positive, proactive problem solver that leads by example and contributes to our team culture


  • Set up character art pipelines and write tools to support them

  • Collaborate with content creation teams to establish best-practice workflows to ensure assets will perform properly in game

  • Skin and rig characters, props, creatures

  • Work closely with Engineering, Game Design, Character and World Art to ensure your contributions align with overall gameplay goals

  • Collaborate with modeling teams (internal and external) to create best-practice workflow documentation

  • Design, implement and maintain our asset production pipelines in the Unreal Engine

  • Collaborate closely with the Art Director and team. Bring ideas and feedback to improve the game and our teams development process

  • Provide exceptionally consistent, reliable, and outstanding feedback to internal and external team members

  • Take part in R&D efforts by working with the team members to develop new content types around lighting, shaders, vfx and animation

  • Streamline artist workflows by developing artist friendly tools and scripts in 3rd party applications (e.g., Painter, Maya, Zbrush)

  • Help the team in identifying new ways to incorporate technology with art in order to increase efficiency and unlock new creative opportunities


(must have)

  • Significant professional experience as a technical artist in games or related industries

  • Experience working with Python or comparable tools and have used it to help create large impactful tools for artists, riggers, or animators

  • Have shipped at least 2 AAA video games or equivalent

  • Houdini experience

  • A portfolio showing relevant examples of your work


  • Experience working with external vendors

  • Experience working with Unreal

  • Houdini experience

  • Proficient with Zbrush and other related tools for your craft

  • Expert knowledge of Maya


Preferred remote location is the United Kingdom or surrounding European countries.

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Company Name
Astrid Entertainment

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