Environment Artist - World Build

About the Employer
DESCRIPTION

Amazon Games is looking for an exceptionally skilled Environment Artist to join the New World team. Amazon Games, Orange County is seeking a talented Environment Artist and World Builder to work closely with the environment art lead and design team to create stunning game environments. In this role, you will be helping to craft and create our worlds. You will need to combine a strong aesthetic sense of composition and level design to create interesting gameplay spaces.


At Amazon, our goal is to create great PC games. We believe in ground-breaking games that can redefine the boundaries of player experience and change the way the world sees digital entertainment. Games have the power to connect people on a massive scale, and creating these experiences will produce some of the future’s most influential voices in media and art. We seek the best game developers in the world to join our team and become the architects of this vision.

Responsibilities:
· Create living, breathing places of interest that are both exceptional artistically and as game play spaces
· Work with art team to ensure artistic unity with the entire project.
· Work design team to make harmonious and fun game play experiences
· Excel at consistent aesthetic and technical quality throughout the asset pipeline.
· Optimize Assets for performance and memory.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· 3+ 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
· 1+ years experience with level design layouts, compositions, and play spaces
· Online Portfolio demonstrating hard-surface and organic modeling, material and lighting skills as well as foundational skills in composition, design, and color theory.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Familiarity with modular level construction, gameplay composition, framing, and creating narrative with set dressing
· 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)
· 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.