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Senior Technical Artist: Performance Capture Tools - Carlsbad

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  • You must have 5+ years of technical artist experience, strong Python programming skills, Qt tool development, DCC tools knowledge, and expertise with performance capture technologies. Passion for gaming is a plus!
  • You will design, develop, and support Python tools, automate data processing, write tests and documentation, participate in discussions, provide code reviews, troubleshoot issues in virtual production, and work independently in a team environment.


  • 5+ years of professional experience as a Technical Artist or similar role writing tools.
  • Experience working through several full game production cycles or equivalent experience working on long term projects or toolsets.
  • Skills:
  • Ability to effectively communicate, provide feedback, and mentor teammates.
  • Comfortable bringing forward and actioning new ideas to improve technology and processes.
  • Excellent programming skills in Python with a strong ability to produce clean, readable code.
  • Solid understanding of version control systems and related best practices.
  • Working knowledge of both Windows and Linux.
  • Experience writing the following:
  • Qt based applications in Python via PySide or PyQt.
  • Tools and plugins in at least one DCC (Maya, MotionBuilder, etc).
  • Tools for virtual production stages, layout teams, and/or animation teams.
  • Experience writing database and event driven toolchains.
  • Experience supporting large, legacy codebases.
  • Pluses:
  • Please note that these items are desirable and not required to apply for the position.
  • 3+ years of industry experience using optical motion capture technology.
  • 1+ years of industry experience using markerless facial motion capture technology.
  • 3+ years of experience with writing Qt based tools and plugins in MotionBuilder.
  • 2+ years of experience working with Python 3.
  • Experience converting Python 2 codebases to Python 3.
  • Experience with OpenCV, OpenTimelineIO, USD, Rez.
  • Experience with leveraging CI/CD systems to automate testing and deployment of tools.
  • Experience with common database query languages, APIs, and structuring data.
  • Experience with writing Qt based applications in C++.
  • Experience and/or interest in integrating web technologies into desktop environments.
  • Passion for playing and making video games.


  • Design, develop, and support Python tools and processes to enhance our stakeholders’ pipelines.
  • Leverage automated solutions to efficiently process large amounts of data.
  • Write various types of automated tests for new and existing code.
  • Write clear documentation for tools and workflows created.
  • Participate in discussions and brainstorming sessions with developers and stakeholders.
  • Provide thorough, thoughtful, and useful feedback during code reviews.
  • Engage in team-based problem solving to diagnose unexpected issues within the realms of virtual production and animation, including troubleshooting our systems in a live, stage environment.
  • Embrace your role as a senior by working independently and forging connections in all teams.


What is the location of this job?

The location of this job is in Carlsbad, CA at Rockstar's new state-of-the-art game development studio.

What will the Senior Technical Artist be responsible for?

The Senior Technical Artist will be responsible for developing new tools and technologies, improving pipelines, and managing complex workflows for the performance capture tools used in Rockstar Games' development process.

Is this a full-time position?

Yes, this is a full-time, in-office position.

What type of experience is required for this role?

The ideal candidate will have a passion for technical art, experience working with performance capture tools, and a desire to work with a talented development team at an award-winning game studio.

Is relocation assistance available for this position?

Relocation assistance may be available for qualified candidates.

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Mission & Purpose

Rockstar Games is a renowned video game development company that creates and publishes interactive entertainment. They are best known for developing critically acclaimed and highly popular game franchises such as Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, and Max Payne. Their ultimate mission is to push the boundaries of interactive entertainment and deliver immersive gaming experiences to players worldwide. Rockstar Games' purpose is to craft innovative, engaging, and visually stunning games that captivate players and offer them compelling storytelling, dynamic open-world environments, and a sense of freedom to explore and interact with the game world. Through their games, they aim to provide players with thrilling and memorable experiences, making them leaders in the gaming industry and earning a dedicated fan base of gamers worldwide.