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Topgolf Technical Artist, Mobile Games in San Francisco, California


The Technical Artist acts a bridge between the artists and programmers, ensuring the art content and features are easily integrated into the game, while respecting the artistic vision and technical constraints of the project. The technical Artist is tasked with creating visual effects in Unity, and with maintaining our character animation rig. The Technical Artist is the keeper of Art Pipelines, Art Processes, Art Tools and Art file organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support artists and engineers in the use of the 3D art pipeline and user-facing engine tools

  • Create and revise custom rigs for non-traditional bipedal and non-bipedal characters, and ensure they are ready for animators

  • Provide hands-on support to artists and engineers in regard to asset performance and validation

  • Create visual effects within the Unity game engine

  • Work closely with the Art Director within the visual style of the game to technically achieve the desired look and feel for the product. Evolve the 3D art pipeline tools and extensions with an eye towards usability and efficiency

  • Identify opportunities for tool improvements

  • Solve challenging technical issues in the 3D asset pipeline

  • Collaborate with engineers and testers to diagnose and resolve in-game problems

  • Inspire and empower the art team to optimize their processes

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years of maintaining animation rigs in game development, with at least one mobile title shipped

  • Exceptional understanding of mobile asset creation workflows with the ability to improve them

  • Skilled in Maya, Mel scripting and Python for Maya

  • Working knowledge of Substance Painter

  • Working knowledge of Zbrush

  • Strong overall knowledge of the Unity Game Engine

  • Ability to create exciting and dynamic mobile game visual effects, and knowledge of Unity particle systems

  • An amazing team player

  • Ability to take direction well

  • A proficient cross-disciplinary communicator

  • Attention to detail and the ability to complete tasks to specification

  • Great time management skills in a fast-paced environment

  • Fluent in English, both verbally and written


  • Knowledge of character LOD workflows

  • Knowledge of Unity’s UGUI system

  • Good sense of humor

  • Sports fan

About Topgolf Media:

Based in San Francisco, Topgolf Media creates and distributes advanced media content, enabling the Topgolf community to experience the best times of their lives. The division enhances in-venue golf games as well as creating experiences outside of the venues with apps, websites and virtual experiences. In addition, Topgolf Media cultivates relationships with global partners, sponsors and ambassadors to promote innovation within the Topgolf brand.

Topgolf Media provides an intimate, fast-paced, collaborative environment that combines its love of sports, entertainment and lifestyle to produce quality content. We have a top-notch team that strives for the best and we are looking for others who prioritize quality and innovation. Our goal is to create compelling experiences to engage Topgolf fans of all walks in new, innovative ways.

Topgolf Media does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website, employees or Human Resources. Topgolf Media will not pay fees for unsolicited agency resumes and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered property of Topgolf Media and will be processed accordingly without fee.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Topgolf is a global sports and entertainment community and is committed to equal opportunity and is firmly committed to preventing discrimination and harassment, including sexual misconduct, based on legally protected diversity characteristics (such as race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family status, citizenship, genetic information and veteran status) in its application and hiring processes and in its employment decisions. As an affirmative action employer, Topgolf also takes steps to prevent retaliation and to create a respectful, equitable and inclusive environment for our Guests, Associates, business partners, vendors, and the communities we serve.

Topgolf participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.


Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco

ID 2020-14129

Position Type Salary

# of Openings 1

Address 100 California St

Category Information Technology