Senior Technical Artist

About Lab42 

Lab42 Games is a best-in-class cross-platform game developer based in the UK, specialising in full SKU and co-development alongside live ops. Since starting as a handful of developers back in 2015 our headcount has grown to over 60 people and we’ve most recently worked on titles such as Crusader Kings III with Paradox Interactive and No Brakes Games on Human Fall Flat.

Our team are at the heart and soul of our success and supporting and uplifting our team is a top priority. Our studio culture is positive, ethical and encourages a healthy work-life balance and we’re dedicated to making a positive impact on the wider games industry.

Day in the life of a Senior Technical Artist:
As the Senior Technical Artist, you will support our Associate Technical Director to define the game budgets across a range of hardware and optimising art assets to fit within those budgets.

You will take responsibility for collaborating with the team to resolve issues before they affect the development process and assess and improve Unity’s profiling tools across the game.
Please note, this is a hybrid role that will require you to work from our studio in Leamington on a weekly basis.

What you need to do this job:
• Experience documenting user-facing tools for art creation and workflow (UI and error handling)
• Proficiency using Maya/3DS Max, Photoshop, Substance
• Knowledge of shaders and VFX
• Understanding of artistic principals (lighting, scale/proportion, composition)
• Excellent complex problem-solving and communication skills across both artistic and technical disciplines
• Working knowledge of DCC tools within Maya/3DS Max, Photoshop, substance

What’s in it for you?
Sumo also offers a highly personable benefits package which has something for everyone, no matter where you are in your career.  
Financial: Annual bonus, flexible benefits allowance, salary sacrifice pension, benefits hub, payroll giving, an employee referral scheme (up to £3,000), financial/home buying consultations, workplace ISA and other schemes for tech loans, car loan and bicycles.   
Work-life balance: Flexible working, 21 free choice days holiday (increasing to 22 with service), bank holidays, birthday day off, a duvet day (increasing to 4 with service), Christmas shutdown (Christmas Eve to New Year) and options to buy or sell up to a week of annual leave*. 
Health and Wellbeing: Dental insurance, income protection, life assurance, BUPA private healthcare*, leading EAP programs (remote GP, mental health, physio, nutrition, lifestyle coaching and second opinions (medical)), critical illness cover*, health cash plan*, flexible gym (in-studio or discounts) and funded flu vaccines/eye tests. 
Personal Development: Structured My Development pathway, regular appraisals, annual salary reviews, access to Udemy learning platform, 5+ learning days per annum (1 can be used as a volunteer day), award-winning L&D team and yearly attendance to the Sumo Developers Conference (link to video). 
Extra Perks: A variety of in-studio perks, regular care packages, studio days out (family welcome), studio-led social activities (game jams, yoga, quizzes, life drawing and more), sabbaticals (at 10 years’ service) and an annual gaming subscription. 
*These benefits are part of our flexible benefits options and are opt in selections. 

Inclusion and Belonging at Sumo Digital:

We are dedicated to growing a sustainable business that provides security to our people while delivering a first-class experience to our partners and players.

As a people business, the success of our people is the success of our company. We prioritise taking care of them with a focus on supporting them, nurturing their talent and providing a healthy, friendly, enriching, creative and safe environment in which to work.

Sumo's employee diversity group, PRISM, exists to promote diversity, inclusion, equity, equality & wellbeing across the company and plays a key role in Sumo's ongoing goal of fostering environments where all employees feel safe, welcome & represented.

Our charitable and community initiatives provide support for meaningful causes that matter to our employees, clients and partners.

We continue to work to improve diversity in our recruitment and promotion processes, and to actively encourage people from marginalised groups to consider a career in the games industry.

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