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Senior 3D Artist (Environments)

4720/5947/137229

Jam City

Negotiable

San Francisco, United States

United States

Art and Animation

ASAP

17/04/2020

16/06/2020

Not Selected

Permanent | Full Time

No

As a leading mobile games developer, Jam City is looking to “level up” our talent. We’re on the hunt for innovators who consider themselves dynamic, collaborative and thrive in a fast-paced environment. 

 

PERKS & BENEFITS

Unlimited Vacation, Paid Sick Days & Holidays*

100% Employee Covered Medical, Dental, Vision Plan Base Plan*

Life Insurance, 401k, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter Benefits & More*

Catered Lunches & Well-stocked Kitchens

Onsite Gym & Wellness Activities (Yoga & Zumba)*

Happy Hours

Company Events

Dog-Friendly*

*Only applies to full-time positions.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are looking for a Senior 3D Artist to work on a handful of exciting projects at Jam City SF. Your role is to contribute to the game team by providing the best in class 3D art and technical support. This specific role will be environment-focused. You will be a crucial part of a fast-moving team of artists, animators, and game designers. Collaboratively, you will help define, create and maintain the visual direction of a game title. In production, you will be responsible for creating assets, mentor junior artists in best practices, and assist your lead in identifying development issues and proactively solving them.

 

**In order to be considered, you MUST provide us with either a link to an online portfolio, website or a pdf showcasing recent artwork upon application.

    • Perform modeling, texturing and lighting at an exemplary level.
    • Create high-quality 3D environment and hard surface assets across our library of existing and upcoming games.
    • Work with your Art Lead and Art Director in establishing and maintaining the look of a 3D project.
    • Collaborate with the design team to identify design requirements and make sure environments adhere to those requirements throughout the creative process.
    • Work alongside the concept team to provide feedback and maintain alignment while developing the look and feel of environments.
    • Identify and develop pipeline advantages, ensuring that assets are created in the most efficient way possible.
    • Interface with Lead Artist, Art Director, Producers, and other project leads on various issues and deadlines.
    • Provide constructive professional feedback both internally and with outsourcing partners.
    • Identify and solve aesthetic and technical issues in the development process.
    • May be called upon to support the tech art team with simple rigging and skinning tasks.
    • May have one or more 3D artist(s) as direct report.
    • 5+ years of 3D game experience.
    • Must have worked on at least two 3D games from conception to completion.
    • Complete mastery of Maya and Adobe Creative Suite.
    • Rendering and real-time shader development awareness.
    • Ability to work in a broad range of subjects and styles.
    • Firm grasp of both Environment and Character art process.
    • Good understanding of human and animal anatomy.
    • Perfect understanding of composition, color, value, and form as it relates to both classic art and gameplay visuals.
    • Must understand 3D pipeline and process as it relates to game development and have experience partnering with other game team disciplines such as engineering and design.
    • Excellent problem-solving ability.
    • Art Degree or similar working experience.
    • Experience with Unity.
    • Experience leading a design and/or art team for either iPhone or Android applications.
    • Strong 2D concept and illustration skills.
    • Scripting experience in Maya (Mel or Python).

ABOUT JAM CITY

Jam City is an award-winning mobile entertainment studio providing unique and deeply engaging games that appeal to a broad, global audience.

 

Led by CEO Chris DeWolfe, former MySpace co-founder and CEO, and COO Josh Yguado, former 20th Century Fox executive, Jam City is the creative powerhouse behind some of the highest-grossing and most enduring mobile games. Jam City’s global franchise Cookie Jam has generated more than half a billion dollars, and Panda Pop has more than 120 million downloads to date.

 

The company also is the go-to studio for Hollywood, having developed immersive, narrative-rich mobile games around iconic entertainment brands. The company’s popular RPG game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was the #1 game in more than 40 countries at its launch in April 2018.

 

Jam City has nine studios located in Los Angeles (HQ), Berlin, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Burbank, Cedar Falls, San Diego, San Francisco, and Toronto.



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