Senior Technical Artist

Disciplines: 2D 3D Unreal VFX
Type: Full Time

About us

Purple Lamp was founded by industry veterans to pursue their passion in PC and Console gaming. A love for community driven strategy, management and light RPG games unites a team that has spent many years working together, where everyone knows what they’re doing and loves the games we’re working on.

Our team comes from many different countries: Austria, Germany, Italy, France, Iceland, Spain, Portugal, Great Britain, Sweden, USA, just to name a few.

The studio language is English, and we really enjoy working in a very mature yet passionate environment.

Job description

We’re looking for a Senior Technical Artist with a love for video games, to join us in working on both famous and new IPs.

Your tasks

  • Develop tools, pipelines and workflows for the Art team
  • Keep current with the latest technological developments and advancements throughout the game industry
  • Research and develop technical solutions in order to achieve the artistic vision and visual fidelity goals of our projects
  • Providing documentation and mentoring the art team to fully take advantage of our tools and technology
  • Understand and keep with performance budgets and limitations of console platforms

Your profile

  • Experienced and talented Technical Artist
  • Fluent with Maya, Unreal4, Python and other scripting languages. 
  • Strong knowledge of physically based shading and lighting 
  • Strong knowledge of content creation pipelines 
  • Strong grasp in Substance Designer/Painter, HLSL , etc.
  • Experience in blueprints and node-based shader networks such as those found in Unreal
  • Knowledge in 3D graphics and rendering pipelines
  • Diligent and extremely organized 
  • Dedication and passion for awesome games and creating them
  • Excellent English skills (oral and written), German optional
  • Communicative and conscientious working skills
  • Extremely motivated and creative
  • Proactive problem solver
  • 5+ years of experience in the videogames industry on shipped games
  • Strong artistic and technical background.


  • Experience in adjacent fields: 3D art, VFX, particles and physics simulation, animation, rigging
  • Familiar with Scrum framework
  • European citizen or EU work permit

We offer

  • A rich variety of challenging and interesting projects
  • A creative, friendly, and positive work environment
  • Working in the center of Vienna, widely considered to be one of  the “World’s Most Livable City“
  • Competitive salary (14 times a year)
  • Flexible working hours
  • 25 days of paid holidays per year, plus an average of 12 bank holidays a year
  • Excellent relocation support, to make you feel at home
Austrian work law binds us to indicate the legal minimum wage for each advertised position. For the position, it would be a minimum of gross EUR 3.094,– per month, 14 salaries per year (IT Kollektivvertrag, ST1/ Regel).
The effective salary depends on qualification and experience and may be significantly higher.

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Purple Lamp Studios
Schellinggasse 6/6
Vienna, 1010

Lighting the way. In purple.