Technical Artist: Shotgrid Development Support

Rockstar Games
Art Full Time

Tue Jan 02 2024

Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Rockstar Games

Rockstar Games

Want to be a part of the team responsible for creating and publishing some of the most popular and critically-acclaimed games in the world including franchises such as Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, Red Dead, and more?

At Rockstar Games, we create world-class entertainment experiences.

A career at Rockstar Games is about being part of a team working on some of the most creatively rewarding and ambitious projects to be found in any entertainment medium. You would be welcomed to a dedicated and inclusive environment where you can learn, and collaborate with some of the most talented people in the industry.

Rockstar Toronto is on the lookout for a talented Technical Artist working with our production tracking software, Shotgrid. This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with our game development teams, across all development disciplines, and help drive our production technology forward to support the development of various Rockstar Games projects. This is a full-time permanent position based out of Rockstar's unique game development studio in Oakville, ON.


  • Help architect, build, and optimize data pipelines for production to track progress throughout our projects.
  • Collaborate and communicate with various departments, working closely with the global Technical Art team.
  • Build applications to support dedicated views of data in Shotgrid.
  • Tackle day to day requests for improvements and bug fixes.
  • Maintain automated systems used across multiple projects and platforms.


  • Provide quick support for high priority requests in Shotgrid and applications related to Shotgrid data as well as general maintenance support.
  • Review and provide feedback for submitted code.
  • Design, build, improve or optimize pipelines used by internal Rockstar teams to streamline and support production.
  • Properly document new additions, changes, and modifications to processes for both developers and users.
  • Effectively communicate and perform updates to software to support teams across multiple time zones.


  • Python and/or C# knowledge is a prerequisite for the role.
  • Experience developing with Python backend frameworks such as Flask, Django or FastAPI.
  • Web Development with Vue/React a bonus.
  • 3+ years of applicable professional experience as a Technical Artist/TD/Tools Programmer in the videogames or film/VFX industry.
  • 2+ years of experience with writing tools for Shotgrid.
  • Experience with debugging, troubleshooting, and quickly fixing issues that arise from production.
  • Experience working with pre-existing proprietary or 3rd party automation systems/processes.


  • Experience with setting up CI/CD systems on Github or Gitlab platforms.
  • Experience using Mongo/SQL or other non-relational/relational databases.
  • Experience with Docker/Containers and orchestration (preferably Kubernetes).
  • Strong communication, self-management, and organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work within a schedule and deliver to deadlines effectively.


Please note that these are desirable skills and are not required to apply for the position.

  • Relevant video games development experience, preferably on an AAA game.
  • Experience writing APIs.
  • Knowledge of ELK stack.
  • Experience with Agile Scrum method.
  • Experience using Motionbuilder and/or Maya as a technical artist/TD.
  • Experience with FFMPEG Tool Suite or similar video/audio processing tools.
  • Experience with working with AWS & S3.
  • Experience with designing training materials for developers and users.


Please apply with a resume and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the skills above. If we would like to move forward with your application, a Rockstar recruiter will reach out to you to explain next steps and guide you through the process.

Rockstar is committed to creating a work environment that promotes equal opportunity, dignity and respect. In line with this commitment, Rockstar will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities (or on the basis of any other protected ground under human rights legislation) during the recruitment process, as well as to any Rockstar employees in order for them to perform the essential functions of their roles. Rockstar will comply with its obligations under the Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and will provide accommodations as long as such accommodations do not pose an undue hardship on Rockstar. If you need more information about Rockstar’s accommodation policies or process, or need to request an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department.

If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, race, or any other protected category.