Senior Technical Artist








Job ID

Job Description

Want to be onboard a rocketship and help build a new and groundbreaking MMORPG called Ember Sword?

As a Senior Technical Artist on the Bright Star Studios Team, you'll bridge the gap between art and tech. You’ll be responsible for integrating shaders (GLSL), VFX, particle systems and custom solutions to make the game feel and look great.

We are expanding with rocket speed, while being on our quest to make the next big MMORPG. Generally, building something from scratch should excite you rather than terrify you. Don't worry, you won't be doing this alone; throughout the last year our team grew by 125% and we have various backgrounds from companies such as Riot Games, Blizzard, Apple, Unity, Lucas Art, and so on. We have plenty of ideas and we are looking for more talented people to help us fulfill them.

Your TO DOs

  • writing GLSL shaders
  • implementing specialized VFX for things like combat abilities
  • work with artists to create VFX from concept to implementation
  • work with gameplay programmers to make movement and physics work smoothly
  • optimizing art work to ensure it will run effectively in-game
  • train artists to deliver good quality assets
  • create art tools where needed to speed up workflows or defer this work to the editor team
  • working with the art director to tweak the visual appearance of the game (color, composition, draw call density, etc)


  • Minimum of 3 years' experience as a tech artist in the video games industry.
  • Experience in writing shaders in either GLSL or HLSL.
  • C++ experience
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Service-oriented, support-focused.
  • Linear algebra and general game math knowledge
  • Experience working within a real time game engine.
  • Understanding of technical constraints of engines and platforms.
  • Strong technical / mathematical mindset, excellent problem solving skills.
  • Great communicator and inter-departmental collaborator.
  • Ability to execute consistently and reliably.


  • Experience with optimization
  • Genuine love for MMOs and/or RPGs
  • Experience with with webGPU
  • Experience with OpenGL


  • This is not your average gaming company. We are a culture which encourages challenging the status quo. Therefore, we are keen to work with people who value integrity, accountability, curiosity, inclusion, passion and innovation.
  • We are seeking the individual who wants to push boundaries creatively and use a future-facing approach to producing assets for all platforms.
  • We operate in an industry which is evolving on a daily basis, and therefore, we are looking for talented individuals who are comfortable adapting in a fast paced and often changing environment.


  • While Ember Sword is an MMORPG, prior gaming experience is a plus, not a must.
  • This is a UK/EU contractor-based role with offices based in the Netherlands, Denmark and Serbia. Remote working is acceptable with the willingness to travel as needed.

The TEAM at Bright Star

In just two short years, Bright Star Studios has become one of the most watched developing gaming studios in the world. Today we are a rapidly growing team, and though we are spread across continents, we are united in our mission to build the ultimate MMORPG experience for our community. The BSS culture is driven by a group of passionate, determined and talented individuals, hailing from a range of diverse backgrounds and locations.

We are an equal opportunity employer who hires people who are genuinely passionate about changing the games industry for the better. Always on the lookout for exceptional talent and potential, we care about good team effort, open and friendly communication, and speaking up without reserves.

So… if you are ready to rock the foundation of the gaming world together, we will welcome you with open arms.

About Bright Star Studios

Bright Star Studios, is a global independent games development studio crafting next generation original MMO game franchise experiences.

Led by a diverse team of award-winning venture founders, former world champion pro-players and entertainment professionals who come with decades of game industry experience, these innovators are carving a new path forward for MMORPGs across PC, Browser, and Mobile. The studio’s mission is to rewrite the games industry with a business model that favors the community through exciting competitive gameplay, instant playability and a leading platform which supports the player economy.

The studio is working on their flagship title, Ember Sword, a modern rewrite of the games industry business model which brings a player-owned economy and the community together in a unique and engaging cooperative role playing story-universe.

About Ember Sword

Ember Sword is a social sandbox MMORPG taking place in a player-driven universe where the adventure finds you. Built by a team of imaginative artists, engineers, and game designers, Ember Sword offers a unique community led and frictionless PvP and PVE player experience, and allows true ownership of digital gaming assets using blockchain technology.


We offer remote options and flexible working hours. We offer balance between work and personal life and are encouraged with open paid time off. All employees getting onboard 2022 will get a token package, and therefore have an incentive to make the best MMORPG. Besides that, we have the usual: Free coffee and tea. Social gatherings. Board game nights. Free office snacks, soft drinks, and occasionally friday bars.

Apply Today



Would you be interested in relocating to Denmark or The Netherlands?

By submitting an application, I acknowledge that I have read and understood the Bright Star Candidate Privacy Notice.