AVAILABLE POSITIONS Senior Art External Development Manager – Poker

Zynga Poker is the most popular mobile poker game in the world! We pride ourselves as the home for authentic gameplay and a friendly poker community. As a creative team we strive to produce best-in-class art and design, while creating new and engaging experiences that touch millions of players.

Our team is seeking a Senior External Development Manager to join a dynamic, well experienced team. The Sr Exdev Manager will work with our Art Leads to manage external art vendors, review and provide feedback on art for consistency and quality, and help create high quality concept art to use in-game and to help guide our art vendors. Concept art background is preferred and knowledge of the Unity game engine is a big plus! 

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Establish, maintain and manage relationships with external vendors.
  • Work closely with our Art Leads and Art Producer to deliver high quality assets from outsource providers that follow documented style guidelines.
  • Help create authentic, high quality concept art for in-game use and to help guide external vendors.
  • Provide necessary reference material, style guides, and define technical specifications to successfully commission outsourced art.
  • Track and review incoming work for quality, to ensure it meets all visual and technical requirements.
  • Organize internal feedback and sign-off procedures and act as the primary point of contact for communication with Outsource Vendors.
  • Develop, maintain, document and continually improve outsourcing procedures and pipelines.

Desired Skills and Experience :

  • Excellent written and visual communication skills – The ExDev manager is in charge of giving feedback notes from the Art Leads and other key stakeholders to the External Studio. Feedback is generally given visually with written support.
  • Strong Art Fundamentals and an excellent eye for – Drawing, Color Theory, Composition, Lighting, Shape, and Form.
  • Strong illustration skills and understanding of Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • General knowledge of the Unity game engine and the ability to integrate basic art into Unity a plus.
  • Writing RFPs for vendors, which consists of not only specs, but extensive references, drawings, mockups, and other resources.
  • Team-player – RFPs may contain animatics, storyboards, and technical information from other disciplines, necessitating that the ExDev manager not work in a vacuum.
  • Strong Concept Art background and a willingness to learn the pipeline and art requirements.
  • 5+ years experience in games, Management experience 2-3+ years in a Lead or ExDev Manager position.
  • Knowledge of Casino and Poker related games.

 What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan, Zynga RSU’s (Restricted Stock Units), ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution
  • Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits
  • Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid maternity/parental leave
  • Subsidized Back-up child care
  • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups
  • Work with cool people and impact millions of daily players

Hiring Update: The safety of our candidates and team members is our top priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our workforce transitioned to working from home, with all interviewing and onboarding being conducted virtually until further notice.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse and talented workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome job-seekers, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds to join us!

We will consider all qualified job-seekers with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities in order 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 at AccommodationRequest@zynga.com to request an accommodation associated with your application for an open position.

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Careers Category: Art & Animation

Careers location: Austin, TX, Chicago, IL, Remote, US, Remote, Canada, Toronto, Canada

Connected Worker Type: Connected, Onsite, Offsite

Requisition ID: P211126

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Zynga does not engage in financial exchanges during the recruitment or onboarding process. We do not conduct job interviews over third-party messaging apps such as Telegram, WhatsApp or others. We will never ask you for your personal or financial information over unofficial chat channels. Our in-house recruitment team only contacts individuals via official company email addresses (i.e., via a zynga.com or naturalmotion.com email domain).

If you believe you have been the victim of a scam, you may wish to contact the authorities. In the United States, you may file a complaint with the FBI. More information is available here: https://www.ic3.gov