Lead Technical Artist – Mobile – Zynga

AVAILABLE POSITIONS Lead Technical Artist – Mobile
Echtra Games is looking for a Mobile Tech Art Lead to join our growing team on a new cross platform ARPG project. We are seeking a Mobile Tech Art Lead to establish, automate, and maintain our mobile development pipelines and ensure the game is performant on mobile by optimizing, converting, and reducing assets where needed. Our ideal candidate is a great communicator, teammate, and proactive problem solver, seeking out potential issues before they become problems.

We are a small game studio in San Francisco with a team of veteran game developers. At Echtra, we value diversity and support work-life balance. We have great benefits, an open vacation policy, and flexible schedules.

Main Responsibilities

  • Optimization and conversion from PC/console to mobile with a focus on performance.
  • Develop and maintain tools for the mobile production pipeline, automating as much as possible.
  • Work closely with the Rendering Engineer to create optimal lighting and rendering solutions for both characters and environments on mobile.
  • Help create materials/shaders to achieve unique styles and hit amazing visual quality.
  • Help tackle any mobile related bugs.


  • Has shipped at least one mobile title.
  • Familiarity with the mobile game development process from pre-production to launch.
  • A deep knowledge of mobile optimization technologies and techniques for memory and performance.
  • Intermediate skills with 3D modeling, rigging, and UV texturing with professional 3D software such as Maya or ZBrush.
  • Python, PyMel, Mel and familiarity with OS and file management.
  • Experience creating materials for Unreal and strong understanding of shaders and light and rendering models.
  • Experience working in Perforce or other source control software.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


  • Has shipped a mobile title that was developed in Unreal.
  • Familiarity with C++ or Python for use in creating tools or components in Unreal Engine Editor is a huge plus.
  • Have an understanding of Animation, Rigging, and VFX pipelines.

What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary and generous bonus plan
  • ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution
  • Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits
  • Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid maternity/parental leave
  • Subsidized Back-up child care
  • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups
  • Work with cool people and impact millions of daily players

The pay range for this position in California at the start of employment is expected to be between $105,000 and $160,000 per year.

The pay range for this position in New York City at the start of employment is expected to be between $100,000 and $150,000 per year.

However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

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Careers Category:Art & Animation

Careers location:Austin, TX, Bay Area, CA, Carlsbad, CA, Chicago, IL, Eugene, OR, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, Toronto, Canada

Connected Worker Type:Connected, Onsite

Requisition Id:P212268

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