We’re a virtual reality (VR) game development studio that’s creating the next generation of online social gaming. Our exclusive partnership with PokerStars (the world’s largest poker site) has propelled our debut game (PokerStars VR) to becoming one of the most popular multiplayer games in VR.

Originally based in Toronto, our team has adopted remote working for the future. As we continue to grow rapidly, we’re looking for talented people to help make our ambitions a reality. If you’re passionate about gaming and VR, we’d be delighted to hear from you!

Role

We are looking for a creative and highly motivated Technical Artist to join our team. You will be building the cutting edge in online multiplayer casino games across multiple platforms (Desktop VR, Mobile VR, Console VR). You will deliver visually impressive moments that positively influence gameplay and enhance the player experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the core team to understand the overall workflow and pipeline.
  • You will partner with our engineering team to develop new, or improve upon existing technologies for pushing the bar of graphics in the game, both visually and technically.
  • Learning and supporting varying client working environments, assets, and tools.
  • Adapt to feedback received from the community after live launch (in some cases), balancing expectations with limitations.
  • Actively develop and improve skill set and abilities by keeping aware of industry trends and techniques, evaluating competitive products, and learning new software packages and traditional art methods.
  • Troubleshooting problems in the pipeline and for individuals on an as-needed basis.
  • Writing shader code.
  • Creating and maintaining technical documentation.

Requirements

  • Multiple years experience as a professional technical artist in the gaming industry..
  • At least 1 shipped AAA title as a technical artist.
  • Proficiency of standard art packages such as Maya, 3DSmax and Photoshop.
  • Excellent knowledge of Python and experience developing python tools for 3DSMax or Maya.
  • Ability to accept feedback and adapt to it.
  • Experience working with a game engine and implementing 3D work in engine.
  • Good understanding of shader techniques as applied to visual effects.
  • Good communication, organizational, time management and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to onboard and work remotely

Nice-To-Haves

  • VR interaction experience.
  • Unity experience.
  • C# programming experience.
  • Side-FX Houdini experience.

Lucky VR is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. Please note, only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

We encourage all interested applicants to apply. We value passion and work ethic over years of experience or knowledge of casino games. If you are a talented artist who wants to work on the cutting edge of technology, we want to work with you.