[Full-Time] Look Dev Tech Artist - Unreal 5 (Shading and Lighting) at ZA/UM Studio

Hey everyone! This is my first time posting, so I hope I’m in the right place.

ZA/UM Studio, the makers of Disco Elysium - The Final Cut are hiring for a full-time Look Dev Tech Artist for Unreal 5 (Shading and Lighting).

The full job description can be found below and if you want to apply, please send your CV along with your portfolio/reels to: jobs@zaumstudio.com

Guide us into a new graphical realm of possibilities. Your goal is to bring into existence a unique visual style that elegantly combines stylized rendering with modern PBR techniques. You’ll support a team of talented artists and programmers in defining next-gen lighting and shading conventions for environments and characters.

We Offer

  • Competitive salary.
  • Excellent career development opportunities in a rapidly growing company.
  • Support from more experienced colleagues.
  • The chance to work with some of the most exciting people in the video game industry.
  • Flexible hybrid work model - the ability to work remotely or from the office, with occasional required in person meetings.


  • Assist the art team in defining a unique art style.
  • Write shaders, create materials and post-processing FX.
  • Implement an efficient pipeline for asset production, materials, shaders and lighting.
  • Assist the team in the development of tools.


  • Unreal Engine shader programming and material creation experience.
  • Previous experience in creating stylized shaders for Cell Shading.
  • A good grasp of PBR principles and modern rendering techniques.
  • Comfortable using and adapting stock assets for R&D. (Unreal Marketplace, etc)
  • Team player, willing to teach and learn.


  • 2+ years as a technical artist or equivalent.
  • Game development experience with at least 1 shipped game.

Desirable Skills

  • Experimental rendering experience.
  • Houdini Engine experience.
  • Automation and Tool development experience.

ZA/UM is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. The organisation - in providing goods and/or services and/or facilities - is also committed against unlawful discrimination of customers or the public.

**Please Read: We are looking to hire globally for this role, but the successful candidate must be able to work within a UK timezone. **

Please send your CV along with your portfolio, reel, or other examples of your work to jobs@zaumstudio.com