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Environment Artist

Job ID: 1868875 | Amazon.com Services LLC

DESCRIPTION

Job summary
Amazon Games is looking for an exceptionally skilled Environment Artist to join our San Diego team. Amazon Games, San Diego is seeking a talented Environment Artist to work closely with the Environment Art Lead, concept art team and design team to create stunning game environments. In this role, you will be helping to craft and create our worlds for an unannounced massively multiplayer game. You will need to combine a strong aesthetic sense of visually interesting spaces with a solid understanding of level design.

We embrace our differences and are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We offer ten employee-led affinity groups with 190 global chapters, innovative benefits, and annual and ongoing learning experiences (including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences). Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance and offers flexible working hours. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. Additionally, our team is dedicated to supporting you with mentorship and pathways for ongoing development. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and are building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and promotes career choice.

Key job responsibilities
Create game art assets of exceptional quality
Work with Art Team to ensure artistic unity with the entire project.
Work with the Lead Environment Artist and Design Team to make harmonious gameplay.
Excel at consistent aesthetic and technical quality throughout the asset pipeline.
Optimize Assets for performance and memory.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

5+ years’ experience in the game industry with at least 1 shipped AAA title or equivalent work in a related field.
Bachelor’s Degree in Art or in related field
Online Portfolio demonstrating hard-surface and organic modeling, material and lighting skills as well as foundational skills in composition, design, and color theory.
1+ years’ experience with level design layouts, compositions, and play spaces

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Highly Proficient in major 2D and 3D software packages (Max/Maya and Zbrush/Mudbox, Substance, Photoshop, Houdini)
Expert knowledge of at least one Game Engine (CryEngine, Unreal, or equivalent)
Familiarity with modular level construction
Experience with Houdini
Experience with natural environments and terrains
Experience with hard surface, sci-fi environments
Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role.
Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role


Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.