Principal Technical Artist

VR & AR Technology – New AAA Projects – Flexible Working Hours

Job Type
Salary on application

Principal Technical Artist in Amsterdam 

Are you a Technical Artist who likes the sound of working on some huge VR projects at a thriving and ambitious studio?! If this sounds interesting to you, read on to find out more and apply today... 

As a Principal Technical Artist at this studio in Amsterdam, you will take on responsibility for creating opportunities to increase the visual performance of game graphics. Focusing on researching new tools and techniques, then implementing them into the process, you will be driving up the quality of assets produced for the game. 

This multi-platform VR studio is made up of industry veterans and is home to a growing portfolio of VR games, offering a unique experience to players at home and outside of it. As a part of the team, you will get to enjoy working with a young and passionate team, with room to grow and share your creative input, whilst benefitting from loads of studio perks. 

Principal Technical Artist responsibilities: 

  • Drive improvements for art asset creation and optimisation 
  • Work on techniques to get the best results from the target platform 
  • Inspire other technical artists to grow in their careers 

Key requirements for this role in Amsterdam: 

  • Strong understanding of rendering theory 
  • In-depth knowledge of Unreal Engine 4 blueprinting, materials, shaders, etc. 
  • Skilled in optimisation for high end and mobile 
  • Technical knowledge from content creation to allowing it to run in a game 
  • Experience with workflow optimisation and knowledge of Python 

If this sounds like the role for you, we’d love to hear from you! Get in touch with Ben on or apply using the form below now. 

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A little bit about the city: Amsterdam   

Amsterdam is home to a diverse range of people and rich culture, with each district of the city having its own personality. Although starting life as a modest fishing village, Amsterdam is now a business and tourism hub with over 6 million people flooding here each year to take in the culture.   

Notoriously, the city of Amsterdam paints a picture of canals and bicycles. The city’s canal ring has become an iconic image of Amsterdam and remains a beautiful network running through the streets, making canal cruises a popular attraction for visitors of the city. Amsterdam’s public transport system is impressive with metros, ferries, trams, trains and buses making getting around this city a breeze. However, Amsterdam is famous for cyclists, with its scenic canal-lined streets making for a stunning environment to cycle in, what better way of commuting to work?

Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will only consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

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Eleanor Widdowson

Game Art Consultant

Our Art Resourcer, Eleanor is on hand to help candidates with expertise in all areas of game art from Character Artists to Environment Artists, UI Artists, Technical Artists and everything in between – so get in touch if you’re looking for a new role in this space! There’s no rest for the wicked as in her spare time you’ll find Eleanor working on her side hustle – crocheting! Ask her about her Etsy shop to see her latest creations...

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