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Naughty Dog is Hiring!!! Particle Artist Wanted 
By gamejobs2007 on Sep 19, 2008 11:06 PM
Naughty Dog is the developer of critically acclaimed and top-selling titles including the Crash Bandicoot franchise, Jak and Daxter franchise and Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. We’re a relatively small team with a highly decentralized and collaborative work environment – we value feedback about any aspect of our game development from any of our team members. We’re a tightly knit group and you can frequently find us participating in yoga sessions in the office, spending lunch playing out on the court basketball, foosball in our lunchroom or around town in our frequent group evenings out. Since Naughty Dog is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment America, we also get a lot of the perks that comes from being in the Sony family – movie screenings on the Sony Pictures lots and discounts on electronics, music, movies and PlayStation hardware and software. Of course, you just can’t beat our location. Naughty Dog is based near the ocean – and beaches – in Santa Monica, California, where beautiful weather and fair temperatures grace us year-round.

Want to join our Kennel?

We’re constantly looking to expand our team with exceptional individuals who have the drive to help us develop great video games. We are constantly on the lookout for senior level candidates with proven industry track records who don’t shy away from challenges and confidently feel they are among the best in their field. All of our positions require a love of games, strong work ethic and excellent communication skills. Due to our relatively small development staff, firm deadlines and informal structure, each potential team member should be a capable self-starter and able to manage their time and tasks independently.

Particle Artist

Requirements /Skills:
• Strong technical knowledge and artistic abilities working with sprite type particles and materials within a game engine.
• Strong sense of form, color, and composition.
• Advanced problem solving techniques and patience to resolve the numerous hurdles that present while working to achieve the highest quality effects, ranging from detailed explosions, weather, water, blood, etc.
• Thorough knowledge of Maya dynamics and expressions, as well as how to optimize for the PlayStation 3 hardware.
• The self-sustained ability to take on a problem and run with it until completion.

Bonus Skills:
• Intermediate level of scripting either in MEL or Python.

Please include a demo reel or examples of professional work (Online Preferred), a breakdown of your contributions to the shot, and an accompanying resume. Send your information to:

Candace Walker
Recruiter @ Naughty Dog
Web Site: www.naughtydog.com
Direct Line: 310-633-9275
Email: candace_walker@naughtydog.com
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