Senior Environment Artist

Cold Iron Studios
San Jose, CA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Senior Environment Artist
Cold Iron Studios
San Jose, CA

Please Note

  • Applicants without a portfolio will not be considered

Position Summary

Cold Iron is seeking an experienced Senior Environment Artist to join our world class team working on a new PC and console shooter based on the Alien franchise! Do you excel at building props and spaces that are as pleasing to look at as they are to play with? Are you a passionate game developer looking to create the best experiences possible? Join our creative, collaborative studio where you will help craft visually inspiring worlds and awesome gameplay environments.

Here’s the most important one: Do you do it all for the game? Because you know that your talents are needed to make sure that even the best development teams get an awesome experience out the door?

Awesome. Come join our creative, collaborative studio of game developers!

Your Day to Day

You can expect to be responsible and accountable for the following:

  • Translate concept art and design ideas into 3D gameplay worlds
  • Create props, architecture, and terrain models, textures, and materials
  • Build assets using efficient workflows using modular sets and trimsheets
  • Support in-flight kit development and own the creation of new environment kits
  • Setup in-house artists and external art outsource development teams for success
  • Work closely with level designers to layout spaces and balance art and design goals
  • Layout levels from whitebox through final set dressing and lighting
  • Help drive the art vision for the game
  • Assist in establishing pipelines for the best results in a given amount of time
  • Help set and maintain the high quality bar for the game
  • Execute assignments with little oversight and be a force multiplier across the team
  • Assist in scoping work for on time milestone deliveries
  • Guide and mentor other team members

Your Career Progression

Do the best work of your career! No, really, that’s what we expect of you. Come aboard and work with industry veterans all working to improve their craft and become better game developers. Your portfolio of experience will grow, and the size of the audience you reach will expand exponentially. The small team atmosphere allows you to contribute more and have greater ownership over what you do day to day.

Would Love to See

  • Experience with Substance Designer/Painter, Marvelous Designer or other 3D tools
  • Experience with multiplayer games and/or shooters
  • Experience lighting scenes
  • Experience working with art outsourcing or external vendors
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4 PC & Console development and optimization
  • Experience with tool development

Education

  • No requirement.

Benefits

Aside from the intrinsic value of exciting a huge audience with your creative work, you can expect:

Health and Wellness

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • 401(k)
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Business Travel Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Long Term Disability

About our Location

Cold Iron is a team of passionate game developers located in San Jose, California. We’re a diverse group of veterans with decades of experience developing and launching award-winning MMO and action titles on PC and console.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Skills & Requirements

Requirements

  • Portfolio of work demonstrating strong proficiency as an Environment Artist
  • Professional experience working on current generation games
  • Strong sense of level design, scale, and gameplay flow
  • Passion for playing and creating games
  • Self driven with strong communication skills
  • Ability to mentor and teach other artists
  • Ability to tackle challenges and problem solve with a strong sense of ownership
  • Ability to work closely with many other disciplines and be a team player
  • Understanding of lighting, composition, and set dressing
  • Skilled in creating and understanding PBR materials
  • Advanced understanding of Maya/Max, Photoshop, ZBrush
  • Advanced understanding of current game art pipelines and methodologies

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

http://coldironstudios.com/

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About the Company

Cold Iron Studios, a division of FoxNext Games, is on a mission to create games they want to play with people they love to work with. The studio was founded by three industry veterans in 2015, and has since expanded to 25+ awesome developers who are all experts in their discipline. The Cold Iron team is a diverse group of passionate gamers with decades of experience developing and launching award-winning MMO and action titles. Currently, the team is working on a new PC and console shooter based on the Alien franchise. The team is especially excited to be entrusted with the Alien universe and to provide Alien and gaming fans with an experience they will love