Character Artist - Crucible

Amazon Game Studios
Seattle, WA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Amazon Game Studios is looking for a skilled and creative Character Artist for our exciting upcoming project Crucible. In this role you will help execute on highly unique characters and creatures from initial ideation, all the way through to a final in game character assets.

At Amazon, our goal is to create great PC games. We believe in ground-breaking games that can redefine the boundaries of player experience and change the way the world sees digital entertainment. Games have the power to connect people on a massive scale, and creating these experiences will produce some of the future’s most influential voices in media and art.

We seek the best game developers in the world to join our team and become the architects of this vision. Join us, and you’ll have the power of Amazon technology, including Twitch and AWS, to shape the future of games. You will work alongside talented industry veterans, including key contributors from dozens of titles: Half-Life 2, Left for Dead, Portal, Second Son, Thief, System Shock 2, Age of Empires, Dawn Of War II, Halo, The Last of Us, Gears of War, Guild Wars 2, EverQuest and H1Z1

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with concept artists to create compelling characters that tell a story
  • Sculpting a variety of genders, races, weapons, and creatures
  • Produce efficient and animate-able topology
  • Bake, UV, and Texture all aspects of a character
  • Work closely with animation and tech-art and provide them with proper deliverables to bring characters to life
  • Must be able to respond and address critique
  • Take ownership of a variety of assets relating to all aspects of characters

Skills & Requirements

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3+ years of experience in an art role in a production environment
  • 3+ years working with Maya, 3ds Max, or other modeling software
  • 3+ years sculpting in Zbrush or Mudbox

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with Substance Painter or Mari
  • Experience with modern game engines like Unreal, CryEngine, Unity, Lumberyard
  • Ability to sculpt convincing organic and hard surface objects
  • Solid understanding of PBR and material workflows
  • Strong understanding of character art production
  • Solid knowledge of creature and human anatomy
  • Able to accurately estimate the time to complete individual assets
  • Independently self-motivated, team player with excellent communication skills
  • Traditional art skills like drawing, painting, and sculpting
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role.
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role.
  • Strong passion for gaming!

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity – Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation /Age

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

About the Company

At Amazon Game Studios, we see gaming becoming the largest entertainment form on Earth. Access to massive computing and communications has fueled massive growth in communities of players, broadcasters, viewers, fans and game developers of all sizes. At Amazon Game Studios, we are seeking the industry’s best talent to help us create, publish and support multiple games being developed in our Seattle, San Diego, and Irvine studios. Join us, and you’ll have the power of Amazon’s tools and technology, including Twitch, AWS, and more, to shape the future of games.