Senior Technical Artist, Characters

Remote or New York City NY

About Pahdo Labs

The Role

As a senior technical artist for characters at Pahdo Labs, you will:

  • Work closely with our engineering and art teams to help turn our artists’ vision of a beautiful, anime-themed world into reality
  • Develop and own a 3D character pipeline, including modeling, texturing, rigging, and shaders
  • Write tools and pipelines to support the animation team, such as a tool for technical markup in Maya, export/import scripts, and Perforce integrations


  • Set the foundation for the character pipeline to bring our characters to life
  • Research and develop creative and performant rigs for a variety of character designs
  • Create tools and workflows to enable an efficient import and export pipeline
  • Finish your mission and tasks with autonomy, occasionally taking on the role of a project lead or producer if necessary

Desired Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in rigging, technical art, or character technical director roles
  • Past experience with Maya, Python/PySide2/PyQT5, other scripting languages
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills in a remote work environment
  • Have helped ship a title from start to finish, especially multiplayer action games with an isometric camera (e.g., Heroes of the Storm, Diablo III, League of Legends)
  • Willing to work with Godot Engine


  • 8+ years of experience in rigging, technical art, or character technical director roles
  • Past experience working in Godot Engine or with C++
  • Abilities in areas such as modeling, animating, VFX, and shaders
  • Past experience working on cross-platform titles and/or massively multiplayer hero-based games (e.g., Genshin Impact, Overwatch)
  • Familiarity with UGC game platforms and tools like Roblox, Rec Room, Halo Forge, RPG Maker, and Mario Maker
  • Love for anime and stylized cel-shaded 3D and 2D art styles, and past experience working on projects with that kind of look

Our Perks:

  • Salary Range: $95,000 - $170,000
  • Unlimited paid time off with 2-week vacation minimum
  • 100% employer-paid medical, vision, and dental insurance for the employee

If interested, please email us at hello@pahdolabs.com with a resume, and links to any portfolios that you can share!