Lead Technical Artist

Welcome to Timbre!

We are Timbre Games (part of the Sumo Digital Group), a new studio in Vancouver, Canada focused on making exciting, innovative game experiences. Timbre’s vision is to change the games industry through the original games we make, as well as how we make them. We’re building an inclusive, supportive culture that allows us to explore fresh, new (and sometimes weird) ideas. We’re searching for more visionary explorers to join our team of diverse voices, coming together to develop games that are accessible to a wide audience.

If you’re thinking about your next adventure, send us your resume to talk to our team about how you can add your voice to the games we’re working on.
Art at Timbre Games  

We are visionaries, sculptors, painters and landscapers of virtual worlds. Together, we breathe life into creative concepts and ideas while defining experiences and quality. We collaborate with multiple departments to establish our vision, and absolutely light up as we watch it all come together. We are utilizing advanced tools and technologies to shape our vision of building diverse and accessible AAA games.

Lead Technical Artists impact our team by bridging code and art, empowering our art team to meet the demands of our fully immersive UE5 projects. You’ll elevate our Technical Art department through mentorship, research and development and building tools that make our engineering and art team’s lives easier. 

As a Lead Technical Artist at Timbre, you will:

  • Drive the Technical Art efforts on our first title, working with designers, artists and developers to deliver fun and accessible games
  • Responsible for design, development and maintenance of efficient and feature rich art asset creation tools, plugins, and pipelines in collaboration with the Art Team and Technical Programmers
  • Advocate and embrace technical and artistic best practices to ensure predictable, high-quality delivery of assets required to achieve project milestone commitments
  • Develop and nurture our growing Technical Art team, helping to create a safe environment for applicants and Timbreoos
  • Keep pushing Timbre to the front of technology through research and development of new tools and systems
  • Hands-on coding and documentation for user-facing tools for our art creation and workflow
  • What you bring:

  • 5 years experience in a Senior Technical Art position
  • Owning the full life cycle of the art creation pipeline, including tools development, for game engines across multiple shipped projects
  • A specialization in either character workflows or art/environment workflows
  • Utilizing industry technology innovations to push the visual quality of video games and achieve visual targets
  • Deep experience in Unreal, Maya, Python, Perforce and industry standard software for game development
  • Experience growing a tech art team with an eye to creating a team with diverse perspectives and creating an inclusive culture
  • Excellent collaborative skills across disciplines and the ability to bridge communication between engineering and art
  • Experience and technical understanding of real-time art optimization and performance including frame rate budgeting
  • You may also bring:

  • Experience working in UE5
  • Experience with other programming languages, especially C++.
  • General knowledge of Maya rigging.
  • Knowledge of Houdini or other similar software
  • What you'll gain:

    Timbre aims to foster a workplace environment that empowers our team to do their best creative work. Below are a list of some of the benefits we offer to ensure you reach your full potential. As we continue to grow, we are co-creating more values-driven benefits to support our team. 

    • Competitive salary & comprehensive health benefits, including extended health, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance, short / long-term disability, 24/7 counselling through an employee assistance program and a health spending account available to you from your first day
    • Annual bonus & up to 5% RRSP matching available to you from your first day
    • Flexible paid time off (unlimited), plus holiday closure between Christmas and New Years, as well as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
    • Work with us in Vancouver or remotely across Canada, utilizing our $500 work from home allowance
    • 1 year gaming subscription and weekly gaming days
    • My Pathway - a Career Development Program to provide a clear path for you to grow at Timbre
    • 8 learning days per year and unlimited access to Udemy online courses
    • A values driven culture with direct access to leadership and industry veterans with a wealth of knowledge to share

    Timbre’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

    Timbre Games is located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada and on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Although our roots are in Vancouver, we work with a remote, distributed team across Canada. If you are interested in an opportunity at Timbre Games but are not presently residing in Canada, please note that we may be able to offer assistance in immigrating / relocating under the right conditions.

    Timbre Games is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran’s status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation or any other category protected by law. We celebrate all backgrounds and attributes that make us unique and amazing - in this world and the ones we create!

    At Timbre, we try to be mindful and not set unrealistic requirement expectations in order to apply. If you don’t tick all of the boxes of the role that you’re excited about, we encourage you to send your resume to our General Application inbox on our careers page, or, follow Timbre on LinkedIn to stay in touch with our newest openings.

    Accommodations will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

    If what we’ve shared above resonates with you, connect with us today!

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