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Lead Environment Artist

Wizards Of The Coast


The job is for a Lead Environment Artist at Atomic Arcade, a video game development studio located in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. The studio is looking for an experienced artist with a strong passion for worldbuilding to build defining environments that match the feel of their world. The role requires strong attention to detail, an eye for beautiful lighting and composition, and skills in crafting real-time assets. The ideal candidate should have 7+ years of AAA experience leading teams in the creation of realistic environments, be self-motivated, have strong communication skills, and be a great team player. The compensation range for this role is $124,560—$208,680 USD, and the company offers a variety of benefits to employees.

Job description

At Wizards of the Coast, we connect people around the world through play and imagination. From our genre defining games like Magic: The Gathering® and Dungeons & Dragons® to our growing multiverse, we continue to innovate and build new ways to foster friendship and connection. That’s where you come in!

Atomic Arcade is a brand-new video game development studio located in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area led by industry veterans from AAA game and film studios. We are in the process of staffing up our development team with outstanding talent to build our first multi-platform, AAA game - a bold, new take on the GI JOE Universe starring the legendary character Snake Eyes! This is an excellent opportunity to not only build an outstanding AAA experience but to also help form the core foundations for the studio and team to build upon. We are proud to be part of Wizards of the Coast which is a division Hasbro.

We are looking for an exceptionally skilled Lead Environment Artist with a strong passion for worldbuilding to join our team. In this role, you will be building defining environments that match the feel of our world. This role requires strong attention to detail, an eye for beautiful lighting and composition as well as skills in crafting real-time assets. You are collaborative and creative in your efforts to push tools, styles, and the execution of immersive, well-crafted environments. We are considering on-site and hybrid working options as well as full-time remote candidates.

What You'll Bring:

  • 7+ years AAA experience leading teams in the creation of realistic environments ranging from hard surface structures to organic foliage.
  • Self-motivated, strong communication skills, and a great team-player attitude.
  • Creative initiative and vision to take an environment to completion from either a detailed or simple concept image.
  • Advanced understanding of current game art pipelines and methodologies
  • Outstanding eye for lighting, materials, color theory, detail, and visual hierarchy.
  • Able to effectively collaborate with game designers, programmers and other art team members in a creative spirit.
  • Highly skilled in relevant software, 3DS Max, Maya, Photoshop, Zbrush, Substance, Houdini, Unreal Engine, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience with modern lighting technologies and techniques, preferably with Lumen.
  • Great texturing skills and experience with PBR & materials.
  • Experience managing and maintaining entire world assets.
  • Experience with giving and receiving constructive and useful feedback
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt easily to change.
  • Passion for making and playing games
  • Enthusiastic, positive, team-oriented; must have the ability to interact and collaborate with all departments and teams.
  • Self-sufficient and self-motivated, can perform duties with little oversight.

We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for satisfactory performance in this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities, or requirements of the position.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation range for this role. The range listed is just one component of Wizards of the Coast’s total compensation package for employees. Employees may also be eligible for annual and long-term incentives. In addition, Wizards of the Coast provides a variety of benefits to employees. Here’s a look at what your benefits package may include: Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation Time & Holidays, Generous 401(k) match, Paid Parental Leave, Volunteer Program, Employee Giving & Matching Gifts Programs, Tuition Reimbursement, Product Discounts, and more.

Compensation Range
$124,560—$208,680 USD

Location: Raleigh, NC

Country: United States

Date found: 2023-03-11

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