Senior World Artist - San Diego

Amazon Game Studios
San Diego, CA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

At Amazon, our goal is to create great 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 at a massive scale, and creating these experiences will help us produce some of the future’s most influential visual experiences. 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 Twitch, AWS, and the entire Amazon ecosystem to shape the future of games.

Amazon Game Studios in San Diego is looking for an exceptionally artistic and technical Senior World Artist. In this role, you will help to inspire and drive the visual elements and pipelines for the worlds we are creating. You will have a strong voice and key ownership in guiding the game client and server technology related to world creation. This role requires strong technical skills in software and tool development with significant experience collaborating with artists and engineers. The ability to translate artistic vision into game art that performs at high frame rates and a bias towards in game results is key.

In this role you will be working closely with a seasoned team of game developers where you can continue to grow and share your game development experience. We are looking for Artists who can communicate effectively, problem solve, and raise the project’s technical and visual standards daily.

Responsibilities

  • Drive the development of world creation and collaborate with key stake holders.
  • Compose, layout and build world assets with a focus on terrain, structures, and set pieces.
  • Translate 2D concepts and reference material into high quality 3D assets.
  • Help manage, team build, and mentor 3D Artists that are internal and external.
  • Develop techniques to increase productivity and quality of environment related assets.
  • Create and establish efficient workflows for visual development and game engine requirements.
  • Create a variety of assets including high and low polygon models to game engine specifications.
  • Optimize levels to achieve game requirements for streaming and frame rate.
  • Help to manage and direct internal and external Artists.
  • Surface a variety of assets from complex to simple while utilizing material and texture tools.
  • Help to plan, organize, and estimate environment deliverables.

Skills & Requirements

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • 6+ years experience with visual scripting [such as in World Machine, Houdini, Substance Designer] and/or programming.
  • 2+ titles shipped as a Senior Artist, Lead Artist, or Technical Artist focusing on world building.
  • 6+ years modeling, sculpting, and surfacing using related 2D/3D applications.
  • Portfolio demonstrating content and pipeline creation related to worlds.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary team mates to make gameplay in our worlds function.
  • Self-motivated and results oriented with excellent communication skills.
  • A passion for creating and composing immersive worlds
  • Strong foundational skills including composition, design, and color theory
  • Expertise using modern game engines
    Must have the ability to take and give constructive criticism and maintain a professional attitude
  • Maintain a high level of quality while working with design and deadline constraints
  • Degree in related field
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role.
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role.

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.