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Lead Artist

2021-1420

Dovetail Games

Competitive

Chatham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Art and Animation

ASAP

15/09/2021

Mid-Senior Level

Permanent | Full Time

No

Overview

Our people can be based "where they do their best work" from either our HQ or from their home (UK based only / VISA sponsorship available). However occasional travel to HQ office will be required for key meetings and events.

Do you have the desire, vision and the ability to recreate and simulate the world of fishing? Come and join us at Dovetail Games!

We are looking for a Lead Artist to have the drive the quality, technical excellence and artistic vision of Dovetail Games fishing games! Working closely with both the Executive Producer and Art Director, the successful candidate will be set the visual bar and steer the development of the product.

At Dovetail Games we are passionate about empowering our people to build beautiful worlds, craft breath-taking games and do the best work of their career to deliver our vision: "By Enthusiasts, For Enthusiasts".

We are situated in a river-front studio in the heart of the Historic Dockyard in Kent, UK. We are growing fast, developing our games using cutting-edge technology and delivering these on multiple platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well as Next Generation platforms, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X

Responsibilities

  • Define the visual quality targets for the team to achieve.
  • Define & assist in the implementation of class leading tools and technology in conjunction with the Technical Artist and engineering team
  • Effectively communicate with other members of the team this includes the Lead Programmer, Development Manager and Director of Product Development.
  • Manage and mentor the team in the use of key software packages and best practices.
  • Create high quality art assets in game.
  • Co-ordinate tasks and resource allocation with the Executive Producer.
  • Set art schedules and track progress with the Development Manager.


  • Person Specifications

  • 5 years plus in the gaming industry
  • Shipped at least 1 AAA title in a Lead position
  • Excellent professional knowledge of Unreal Engine 4
  • Knowledge of Houdini beneficial
  • Expert with 3D Studio Max, Maya and other industry standard art tools.
  • Ability to create art assets to a high standard
  • Experience in the management and mentoring of a team of artists
  • Good understanding of CG techniques and technologies


  • About Dovetail Games

    We are committed to promoting equal opportunities and diversity, and all applicants will be considered on their merit, qualifications, competence and talent regardless of any protected characteristics.

  • You will have a direct and significant impact on the future of our games
  • You'll experience an environment where you will be challenged but supported
  • We have an industry leading work-life balance
  • We are developing games across multiple platforms using cutting edge technology
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Pension scheme
  • My Rewards benefits package including health cash plan, cycle to work, eyecare and tech
  • Free parking
  • Free fruit, tea & coffee and a stocked pantry
  • Access to funded fitness events and health checks.
  • Regular social and sporting activities, including charity fundraising.




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