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Outsource Lead


Epic Games



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Mid-Senior Level

Permanent | Full Time



At the core of Epic's success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it's building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we're always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We're constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.

What We Do

Push your artistic talent to the limit on a team of world-class environment, character and concept artists who strive to innovate and inspire.
What You'll Do

Epic Games is searching for an experienced Hard Surface (HS) Outsource Lead to support and supervise creative content provided by outsource partners. Working alongside other HS Outsource Leads, and reporting to the HS Cosmetics Lead, the outsource lead will provide front-line creative feedback for work submitted for Epic review.
In this role, you will

  • Provide OS partners with clear and accurate briefs for assets and then guide them through the whole process of creating and implementing these
  • Clearly communicate modeling and paint feedback to the outsource partner, and ensure those creative notes and goals are met; inform leadership in the event that isn't happening
  • Tune assets in-engine to meet all aesthetic and functional requirements
  • Collaborate with internal teams to ensure outsourced assets are ingested into the pipeline and engine correctly
  • Bug support, triage, and resolution for any art assets that have been created by the outsourcing team
What we're looking for
  • Experience in shipping AAA titles across multiple platforms, shipping production assets for these games (preferably environments, props, weapons)
  • Highly experienced in game art asset creation in a variety of software packages including; Maya, 3ds Max, Zbrush, Photoshop, Substance, Unreal Engine etc.
  • Advanced level 3D modeler and UV mapper
  • Must be highly organized, self-driven, customer focused, and a great team player
  • Must be a clear and concise communicator, able to deliver complex creative feedback across external vendor locations
  • Experience working within a team and a high pressure production environment
  • You're user-focused, passionate, solutions-focused, and innovative. You will seek out ways to improve efficiency and contribute to the overall smooth running and success of your team
  • A PLUS - Experience working with outsource teams directly, providing creative feedback
  • A PLUS - Experience leading an art team - preferable environments or hard surface related
  • A PLUS - Fluency in a language other than English, including Chinese, German, Spanish, Italian, or Russian

This role is open to multiple locations in North America (including CA, NYC, & WA).
Pay Transparency Information

The expected annual base pay range(s) for this position are detailed below. Each base pay range is relevant only for individuals who are residents of or will be expected to work within the specified locale. Compensation varies based on a variety of factors, which include (but aren't limited to) things such as skills and competencies, qualifications, knowledge, and experience. In addition to base pay, most employees are eligible to participate in Epic's generous benefit plans and discretionary incentive programs (subject to the terms of those plans or programs).

New York City Base Pay Range

$176,262-$258,518 USD

California Base Pay Range

$155,111-$227,495 USD

Washington Base Pay Range

$165,686-$243,007 USD


Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we've been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic's award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.
Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.

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