Unreal Technical Director

About Us

Zoic Studios is a creative collective focused on the intersection of storytelling, strategy, technology, and design.

Partnership, integrity, and enthusiasm are our founding principles. “Visual Evolution” is our mission. Through the evolution of story, art, and technology our aim is to broaden the audience for the moving image.

We apply these principles to our work on some of the most VFX intensive projects out there. We like a challenge. Do you?

We are looking for an Unreal Technical Director to work with our team to create the next generation of VFX for entertainment and virtual production.

Technical Skills/Qualifications

  • Minimum 3+ years of experience developing experiences, games, or VR/AR content using Unreal Engine
  • Support the project teams with the technical implementation in Unreal
  • Support the VFX team with exporting assets from Maya to Unreal
  • Help drive the planning and implementation of editor and tools features
  • Create and debug shader and materials graphs throughout production
  • Support performance profiling and run time efficiency efforts
  • Experience with lighting, modeling, and texturing in Unreal Engine
  • Experience creating realistic environments using Unreal Engine
  • CG Generalist skillset using Maya for cinematic, game, television, or commercial projects a plus!
  • Python skills a plus!

Other Requirements

  • Intensive knowledge of Unreal
  • Excellent C++ skills
  • Prior experience building pipeline tools for production in either Maya, Houdini and/or Unreal
  • Highly experienced in working as part of a development team
  • Self-motivated, proactive and able to utilize time allotted efficiently
  • Able to think creatively and resolve technical challenges and limitations
  • Artistically as well as technically inclined a major plus!
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and possess a strong teamwork ethic

Additional information

  • Candidates located in Los Angeles and surrounding area preferred
  • Zoic does not cover relocation costs
  • Zoic Studios Los Angeles and New York participates in the eVerify program
  • This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned
  • Due to the volume of applications we receive across our different openings we regret that only those selected to interview will be contacted
  • We also serve the best homemade guacamole in Culver City