Technical Artist

Dark Slope

Dark Slope

Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, August 20, 2022
Dark Slope is an entertainment company with a singular focus to make the impossible, possible. With advanced motion capture and virtual production technologies, Dark Slope develops genre defining television programs and unforgettable immersive games for our original IP, co-productions and clients including NBC Universal, Nickelodeon, MTV, Warner Media, NBC, and TVOntario amongst others. Dark Slope is recognized as a Realscreen Trailblazer for its impact on the scripted and unscripted industries (2023), as well as a North America Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ (2022) and Canadian Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ (2022) company.
The Role
As a Senior Technical Artist, you will play a leadership role in contributing to the success of our platform team by maximizing the visual fidelity of our products while staying within the performance constraints of our target devices including mobile VR HMD’s such as the Oculus Quest 2. We are looking for someone who is an excellent collaborator, with significant experience in a AAA game studio art asset creation and supervisory role.


  • Develop powerful and efficient workflows for the Art team
  • Research and implement new techniques and procedures to improve game asset quality
  • Help improve and refine shader, texture, and lighting quality
  • Explore and help develop new technologies for integration into the asset pipelineIdentify and resolve pipeline issues
  • Analyze and improve art asset inefficiencies to optimize for VR and Quest VR performance
  • Act as a liaison between the Engineering and Art departments

Essential Experience

  • 3+ years of experience with Unreal Engine in a similar role
  • In-depth knowledge of Unreal 4 editor workflows
  • Experience with a wide range of DCC software packages, including 3Ds Max, Maya, Photoshop, Substance Suite etc.
  • Ability to author functional and efficient materials with Unreal material editor
  • Strong knowledge of fundamental art concepts
  • Extensive production experience with UE4 in a wide variety of areas

Useful Experience & Skills

  • Ability to rapidly prototype and ability to investigate other options and ideas
  • Some experience working with procedural pipeline (Houdini) techniques a bonus
  • Ability to solve complex problems with simple solutions
  • Capacity to think out-of-the-box to overcome technical challenges
  • Working knowledge of a scripting language a bonus (Python, C++, MAXScript, MEL etc)
At Dark Slope, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all candidates, and we recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We appreciate unique perspectives that stem from diverse lived experiences. We prioritize transparency in all aspects of our operations and work to maintain an open, honest, and efficient workplace. We encourage unconventional thinking, and we are willing to accommodate your individual needs to support your success. Dark Slope is happy to work with applicants who require accommodations at any point during the hiring process.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.