UI Technical Artist

Games · Boston, Massachusetts
Department Games
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Game Taco is a premier skill-based gaming platform that joins gamers from around the world to play and compete in tournaments for fun and real cash prizes. Game Taco and WorldWinner recently combined into a new corporate entity backed by Platinum Equity and is now uniquely positioned to grow the company through user acquisitions and partnerships. It’s an especially exciting time for a new Lead Technical Artist to join our team and help lead this effort!

With a mission of bringing the excitement of esports to all gamers, Game Taco is the leading premium skill-games destination in the United States, boasting over 200 titles, including popular games like Bejeweled, Wheel of Fortune®, SCRABBLE Cubes, TRIVIAL PURSUIT, and Angry Birds, plus Atari classics like Breakout, Asteroids, and Centipede! We are looking for new team members in a variety of disciplines who are enthusiastic about reaching for the stars and helping us build a world-class gaming platform on mobile and beyond. 

ROLE OVERVIEW


As part of the Product Team, the UI Tech Artist will be responsible for implementing UI designs in Unity and collaborate with UI designers and engineers for creative artistic solutions and optimized technical execution. Candidates will be working with Unity’s built-in UI system, animation tools, and 3rd party tweening plugins. As a bridge between art and engineering, the ideal candidate will have both a strong artistic and technical background, with excellent communication skills.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Be a liaison between artists, designers, and engineers and collaborate in creating solutions for a project's needs.
  • Work with existing display coding architecture, while suggesting systemic improvements for optimization and flexibility.
  • Create Canvas prefabs and write display code with Model View Controller paradigm in mind, so UI components can flex at runtime based on the data.
  • Create responsive interfaces, layouts, and visual enhancements for a wide range of mobile devices using Unity's uGUI components.
  • Create animations and visual effects to bring life to our UI to life, using a combination of animation clips, particle systems, shaders, and scripting.


JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • 4+ years of experience in a technical role within the games industry
  • 2+ years focusing on UI in Unity.
  • Strong technical background and experience scripting in C#
  • Strong artistic background and experience with UI, animation, and visual effects
  • Familiar with Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, and Figma a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science, or equivalent work experience.


BENEFITS INFORMATION:

Exciting, creative, and fun industry where you can really make a difference

Comprehensive health and welfare benefits program including 401(k) with matching contributions and immediate vesting

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Game Taco is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, age, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will make a reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant or employee with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on our operation or direct threat safety to the individual or others in the work environment. We also participate in the E-Verify program, a service of DHS and SSA.

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  • Location
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Department
    Games
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level