Senior Hard Surface Artist

Respawn Entertainment
Chatsworth, CA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Respawn Entertainment is a AAA game development studio that was founded in 2010 by former co-founders of Infinity Ward and creators of the multi-billion dollar Call of Duty and Modern Warfare franchises. In 2017, Respawn was acquired by Electronic Arts, a leading global interactive entertainment publisher. We have shipped Titanfall and Titanfall 2 to critical acclaim, and are currently hiring for our Star Wars ™, Titanfall, and Unannounced VR game development teams. Our motto is gameplay first, and the opportunity to create groundbreaking games with some of the best developer talent in the industry awaits our future team members.

We're looking for an experienced and knowledgeable Senior Hard Surface Artist who will embrace our philosophy and share his/her hard earned expertise to create an incredible experience for our players. We're picturing someone who loves modeling everything hard surface (vehicles, guns, props, etc.) and cares deeply about functionality, with in-depth knowledge and passion for how mechanical things work. In addition to creating high quality, believable models, the ideal candidate for this position has a flair for elegant texturing – i.e., you think carefully about where to place wear and scratches, and you use just the right amount. If this sounds like you, we're looking forward to seeing your resume!

What you'll do...

  • Create highly detailed and believable 3D models and textures art for various hard surface assets such as vehicles and weapons.
  • Follow direction of art leads. Ensure that assets fit artistically into environment and overall look/feel of game.
  • Assist with environment and prop art as needed.
  • Participate in research and development.
  • Conduct research for reference materials, participate in photo shoots and help build texture library.
  • Follow schedule and deliver assets on time. 
  • Help mentor other artists and lead by example. 

Benefits & Perks…

Here's a peek at some of what we offer:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and other health and welfare plans.
  • Disability, Life, and AD&D insurance benefits.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for heath and child care.
  • 401K with company match and no vesting period.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
  • Generous parental leave for new parents.
  • Free games and company store with discounts on games and consoles.
  • Other perks include education assistance, commuter benefits, adoption assistance, legal services, mental health support, and group home, auto, and pet insurance.
  • Paid time off, as well as holiday office closures including shutdown between Christmas and New Year's.
  • Company-sponsored team events such as regular staff parties, food trucks, tournaments, movie screenings, game conventions, Ragnar relay races, and launch parties.
  • Game room with a pool table, ping pong, foosball, arcade and tabletop games.
  • Fully stocked kitchens with fresh fruit, breakfast, snacks, and more.
  • Convenient meal order service for on-site lunch deliveries.
  • State of the art on-site gym with 24/7 access.
  • On-site yoga classes, massages, and car washes.
  • A variety of interest groups and outdoor activities to join with other Respawn Employees: table top games club, poker club, beer club, kit-bashing club, running/hiking, biking, basketball, and soccer among others.
  • Friendly, caring co-workers and management.

Skills & Requirements

Ideally, you'll have...

  • 5+ years’ experience as a 3D artist.
  • Portfolio of highly detailed 3D art with a focus on hard surface. Both modeling and texturing skills should be showcased.
  • Portfolio should show quality, taste, and the ability to hit a photorealistic/believable look.
  • Mastery of standard art packages such as Maya, Photoshop, and Zbrush.
  • Strong understanding of scale, proportion, and surface properties.
  • Experience working with a game engine and implementing 3D work into engine.
  • Character modeling skills a major plus.
  • Shipped AAA game/s a plus.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

To find out more about our current job openings or to apply, please visit us at www.respawn.com/careers.


About the Company

Respawn Entertainment is a AAA game development studio that was founded in 2010 by former co-founders of Infinity Ward and creators of the multi-billion dollar Call of Duty and Modern Warfare franchises. In 2017, Respawn was acquired by Electronic Arts, a leading global interactive entertainment publisher. We have shipped Titanfall and Titanfall 2 to critical acclaim, and are currently hiring for our Star Wars ™, Titanfall, and Unannounced VR game development teams. Our motto is gameplay first, and the opportunity to create groundbreaking games with some of the best developer talent in the industry awaits our future team members.

If you want to know more about what we look for in potential candidates and our approach to creating an awesome work environment, check out this interview with our head of HR and recruiting, Kristin.