Technical Artist

Thunderful is a creative development studio where quality is the most important parameter: We make polished gems. We focus on contained, single-player products in the double-A range.
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Come work with us at our Karlshamn Office! 

About the company:

Thunderful is a relatively new company, but with old roots.  It was formed by a number of small indie companies coming together to make something greater than they could have done independently. Over the last few years, Thunderful has grown into four different offices with roughly 120 people making games in team sizes between 15-35 people. 

The teams within have developed the award-winning SteamWorld series, known for its frequent genre-hopping and inclusive design, as well as more recent AA-games like The GunkLost in Random, and other, un-announced but equally charming titles.

About the role:

Thunderful is looking for an Experienced Technical Artist for our game projects. You will be working together with programmers, graphic artists and other technical artists in designing, implementing, creating tools, shaders and VFX and test technical solutions.

Responsibilities includes:

  • Produce shaders and VFX that connects to the game mechanics
  • Work with optimization, shader development and debugging in HLSL
  • Work with Art Directors to implement the artistic view of the game whilst assessing technical restrictions.
  • Work with programmers to implement features and tools, as well as solve in-game problems. 
  • Solve technical problems within art assets pipelines.
  • Communicate with other disciplines, planning feature and design backlogs to avoid complications caused by technical restrictions
  • Maintain documentation of your work on the projects to be able to be shared with others.


  • 4+ years of experience within game development as a Technical Artist.
  • Experience working with HLSL/GLSL, MEL and Python
  • Experienced in creating and implementing Visual Effects
  • Good understanding of real time rendering and shaders
  • Strong understanding of asset creation, pipelines and workflows
  • Experience in developing, maintaining & optimising GPU shaders.
  • Experience in tools such as: 3DSMAX/Blender/Maya and Photoshop/Substance suite.
  • Experience working in Unity and/or Unreal Engine.
  • Team player with a positive attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills
  • Self-starter and solution-oriented, with strong communication- and excellent organization skills, ability to work alone and manage time effectively.

Bonus points:

  • Experience as a Lead Technical Artist
  • Experience with Skinning and Rigging 
  • Experience creating textures, preferable in Substance Designer
  • Experience with C#/C++
  • Experience liaising with programming departments to develop proprietary tools
  • Experience working with Houdini

Our bonus points:

  • Collective Agreement - Tekniktjänsteavtalet (+ union club)
    • Pension plan (tjänstepension)
    • Paid overtime
  • Flexible work hours
  • Yearly wellness grant (friskvårdsbidrag)
  • Occupational Health Care
  • Weekly Wellness activity hours

About the Karlshamn Office

In the town of Karlshamn, fueled by an ocean view and the omnipresent gorgeousness of Blekinge, you'll find our second-most southern office. The studio (also known as The Station) dates back to 2013 and is mainly known for its ongoing contributions to the LittleBigPlanet™ franchise. Have you ever joined Sackboy on his adventures? If so, there's a big chance you've seen The Station's visual artistry in motion! 
With so much talent in one space, we'd forgive you for believing there's no room for snacks! The team takes great pride in celebrating every national pastry day and shares a lovely breakfast every Friday. Yum!

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Thunderful Karlshamn

Station Interactive AB
374 35 Karlshamn Directions 0707155123


  • Collective agreement (Tekniktjänsteavtalet)

    - Paid Overtime

    - Pension Plan (Tjänstepension)

    - Parental Leave Additional Pay

  • Flexible work hours

  • Yearly Wellness Allowance (friskvårdsbidrag)

  • In-house gym/fitness facilities (dependent on location)

  • Weekly Wellness activity hours

  • Occupational Health Care

  • ... and more!

Our offices

Thunderful Games operates up north in the beautiful country of Sweden, with teams in four cities. Our HQ stands tall in Gothenburg, the nation's second-largest city. A few hours away by train, you'll find its siblings in Skövde, Malmö, and Karlshamn. All facilities sport state-of-the-art tools and passionate teams hard at work on the best games you've yet to play.

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