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Technical Artist

Romero Games Ltd is looking for a full-time Technical Artist to be the bridge between content creation and engineering.  We are looking for an Individual with an exceptional combination of technical and visual skills.  As an independent development studio, you can be part of a team where developers are able have a significant impact and contribute on multiple levels to the games we make.



  • Act as the bridge between the content creators and the engineers and facilitate communication

  • Support the art department with in-engine technical solutions and pipeline development

  • Research and develop tools to improve workflows and promote best practices for content creation

  • Ensure that development maintains industry standards and cutting-edge techniques

  • Work in close collaboration with the content team to create, maintain and optimize shaders for game assets

  • Work directly with the Art Director to help realize the technical aspects of the visual direction to ensure we reach our project goals

  • Provide feedback and communicate concerns regarding potential mismatch between artistic goals and technical reality

  • Be proactive and self-motivated in exploring new opportunities for visual effects throughout the game

  • Review content and the game for consistency, quality and performance

  • Help influence further development of technology and artistic processes within the studio


Requirements & Skills

  • Strong technical knowledge and an eye for aesthetics

  • Solid understanding for contemporary visual quality and fidelity

  • Deep familiarity of content creation pipelines, and common game engines

  • Experience with profiling performance issues

  • Advanced problem-solving techniques needed to resolve the numerous hurdles that present themselves throughout development

  • The ability to take seek out problems and to work with other disciplines until the problem is solved

  • Relevant programming or scripting experience in languages such as Python/C++/C#

  • Understanding of 3D math (linear algebra, vector and matrix maths)

  • Communication skills needed to give and receive constructive critiques

  • An awareness of industry trends and technology related to visual effects

  • 3- 5 years of experience and at least 1 shipped title


Bonus Skills

  • Experience with Houdini



Romero Games is home to a wonderful group of diverse game developers, most of whom have worked together for years. We genuinely like creating games as a team and value creating a place that you might like to work, too. Our office is located in historic, medieval Galway, Ireland. Ireland itself is the second largest exporter of software in the world, and the tech triangle of Galway, Dublin and Cork make up the great bulk of those exports. Galway is the cultural capital of Europe (really, it won that award!) and offers year-round creative festivals and is home to a vibrant arts, tech, foodie and writing culture.

We are also proud nerds with two D&D campaigns (so far), a book club, an enviable board game collection and are supporters of various community initiatives that teach kids to code and create. We are active supporters and advocates for STEM and diversity.

We offer the following benefits:

  • Premium health benefits, plus extended healthcare coverage

  • Generous time off for vacation, sick days, and personal days

  • Relocation assistance

  • Active mentoring program

  • Monthly insider expert seminars with well-known creators such as David Brevik (Diablo), Josh Sawyer (Pillars of Eternity), Harvey Smith (Dishonored), Warren Spector (Deus Ex) and more

  • Flexible working hours including work-from-home schemes

  • Casual dress code

  • Bike to Work programme participation


How to Apply

Candidates will be expected to provide a portfolio or demo reel of their work and may be asked to complete an art test. Send your Technical Artist CV to with subject line “Technical Artist CV”.

Posted 06/04/2021