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Senior Character Artist

Sumo Digital

Following the incredible success of Sumo Pune, which since its founding in 2007 has grown to over 150 talented team members across a myriad of disciplines, Sumo Digital is opening a new studio in Bangalore to support the development of some of the most exciting video game projects in the world. 
 
Sumo Bangalore is a new studio that will play a key part in the co-development of multiple AAA console titles across Sumo Group. We are looking to hire key specialists across Art and Engineering to join the Sumo India family.  
 
As a Sumo Digital studio, Sumo Bangalore joins an award-winning family of international studios. Previous titles developed by Sumo Digital include the BAFTA-Award winning Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Hood: Outlaws & Legends, Control Ultimate Edition on Google Stadia, Apple Arcade Award-winning Little Orpheus, Hot Shot Racing, WST Snooker and Spyder. 
 
As winners of the TIGA Star Employment Award for 2021, recipients of the GI Biz 2020 Best Places to Work Award and listed as one of the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to Work for in 2021, Sumo Digital has enjoyed 18 years of stability and growth since its formation in 2003 and continues to strive for excellence across every single project. 
 
We’d love for you to join us as we continue our journey with the launch of Sumo Bangalore. 

Role @ Sumo

Do you see yourself as a Senior Character Artist?
 What's your passion? Is it playing video games, working doodling/creating art work? -- if that's your answer, then we at SUMO are interested in YOU.
Sumo Video Games Bangalore, India is looking for passionate senior character artist who aspire to create realistic & stylized game characters alongside the Sumo UK Studios and help bring life to game world of some of the world class AAA projects on major consoles.
 The ideal candidate should have a striking portfolio demonstrating an exceptional eye for detail, creative flair, up to date knowledge and experience with hi-res sculpting to game mesh workflow, PBR pipeline, and current game editor experience such as Unreal.
They should be eager to learn and develop their skills alongside some of the best character artist in India and the UK, to deliver high quality art work.

Within this role you will:

    • Create high quality realistic and stylized in game characters
    • Should have good understanding of the human form/anatomy and structure/silhouette
    • Sculpt and Model High and low polygon assets and texture them through the PBR pipeline
    • Ensure created characters follow the given art direction, and are within the agreed production deadlines and conform to the required technical specifications
    • Create weapons, props and costumes needed to define the visual direction of game
    • Creating hair cards/fur and setting up shaders
    • Collaborate and communicate daily and weekly with project teams in the UK

We need you to have:

    • Excellent knowledge of 3D packages such as Max, Maya and Zbrush
    • Strong understanding of Anatomy
    • Strong understanding of current generation character creation workflows.
    • Thorough knowledge of PBR work flow and procedural software’s such as
    • Substance Painter / designer and Quixel DDO
    • Ability to adapt to various art styles
    • Strong portfolio demonstrating in game character art work to very high standards
    • Working experience of game engines such as Unreal and Unity
    • At least 4 years of experience creating characters for console games
    • Excellent communication skills to communicate internally in teams and externally to UK project teams
What we offer: 
·  Flexible working hours 
·  Group Health Insurance Policy – Self, spouse and children covered up to 6 Lacs.  
· Term Insurance – 4 times of current CTC 
·  21 days of paid holidays with four statutory days,  
·  Five Learning days each year, 
·  4-weeks paternity leave, 6 Months Maternity leave.  
·  Arrangements for bereavement, adoption and sabbaticals etc.  
·  Monthly snacks amount top-up to your Sodexo card. 
·  Competitive bonuses 
·  Relocation Assistance 
·  Industry-leading recruitment Referral Scheme 
·  Special Occasion Celebration & Celebration vouchers 
·  Timely care packages 
·  Regular socials including: Movie nights, online watch parties, dinner parties, an invite to the much-loved ‘Sumo Big Day Out’ for you and your family.  
·  Employee Assistance program 
·  Gaming Events and activities include team lunch/ team dinner. 
·  Recognition of service length awards. 
 
Where do we stand on diversity? 
At Sumo Digital, we want to enable everyone to bring their full, authentic selves to work every single day. We acknowledge that the games industry is far from perfect and a global organisation with people all over the world, from all kinds of backgrounds, we know it’s part of our duty to provide everyone at Sumo with a safe, accepting and affirming working environment.  
 
We encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. 
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Location: Bangalore
Date found: 2022-11-06

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