AVAILABLE POSITIONS Senior Environment Artist – Echtra Games

Echtra Games is looking for a Senior Environment Artist to join our growing team for a new cross platform ARPG project. The Environment Artist will build immersive, realistic environments based on concept art, reference, and design direction. Successful candidates will possess the ability to work both independently and in cooperation with the Art Director, artists, and game designers to support the artistic vision of our project.

We are a small game studio in San Francisco with a team of veteran game developers.  At Echtra, we value diversity and support work-life balance. We have great benefits, an open vacation policy, and flexible schedules.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Model, UV, and texture organic and hard surface 3D assets for use in real-time game engine
  • Work with level design to iterate and improve on the game play
  • Work with concept team to achieve a stunning visual style
  • Work closely with game designers to create memorable moments
  • Modify and improve existing game assets and environment art pipeline

Desired Skills:

  • A portfolio showcasing a strong understanding of 3D environment creation
  • 5+ years of industry experience in games as an Environment Artist with at least one shipped title
  • Expertise with Maya or 3DS Max
  • Expertise creating textures for real time 3D game environments
  • Strong visual sense with environments and an ability to work from concept and reference
  • Show an understanding of modeling and texturing to engine and game performance benchmarks
  • Self-motivated, excellent communication skills, and a great team-player attitude
  • Able to take direction from the Leads and Supervisors and feedback from the Directors to improve art quality and level layouts

Pluses:

  • Experience with Unreal Engine or similar such as Unity 3D
  • Experience using Substance Designer
  • Experience using ZBrush
  • Level design or world building experience

What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan, Take-Two 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: Bay Area, CA

Connected Worker Type: Connected

Requisition ID: P211198

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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