Senior World Builder

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

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Job Description

NOTE: Applicants without a portfolio will not be considered.

Position Summary:

Cold Iron is seeking an experienced Sr. World Builder to join us in creating a shooter set in the Alien universe for consoles and PC! Are you excellent at designing spaces that are as pleasing to look at as they are to play through? Do you revel in bridging the gap between art and design, making the content and pacing of the game more enjoyable through layout with strong artistic sensibilities?

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 where you’ll own the product management responsibilities for a tight, integrated team of game developers.

Your Day to Day

  • Translate art and design ideas into 3D gameplay spaces
  • Own the creation of levels from whitebox through final set dressing and lighting
  • Gather playtest feedback and translate it into iterative improvements
  • Collaborate with the Design and Environment teams
  • Help drive modular kit design and scope of prop assets needed
  • Help drive the aesthetic and gameplay vision for the game
  • 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.

Skills & Requirements

Requirements

  • Portfolio of work demonstrating strong proficiency as an Environment Artist and/or Level Designer
  • Experience with multiplayer games and/or shooters
  • Strong sense of level design, scale, pacing, and gameplay flow
  • Advanced understanding of lighting, composition, and set dressing
  • Self-driven with strong communication skills
  • 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 3D geometry and material creation tools
  • Understanding of current game art pipelines and methodologies

Would Love to See

  • Experience with Unreal Engine

Education

  • No requirement.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

To apply, please visit www.coldironstudios.com/careers

About the Company

Cold Iron is a team of passionate game developers located in Santa Clara, 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 decided to start Cold Iron in 2015 so we could create games we want to play, while building a team of developers we love working with.

Benefits

  • 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

Perks

  • Employee Referral Program
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Fitness Club Discounts
  • Training and Development
  • Merchandise Discounts

To apply, please visit www.coldironstudios.com/careers

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.