Outsource Artist

About the Employer

DESCRIPTION

Amazon Game Studios is looking for an exceptionally skilled Outsource Artist to join our team. The Outsource Artist will work with the production team to create, manage, and track art outsource schedules and will provide feedback and direction, both artistic and technical, to our outsource partners. They will act as the communication representative between our internal artists and our outsource partners by reviewing deliverables to ensure they meet the expected quality bar and perform well within the game engine.
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. Join us, and you’ll have the power of Twitch, and AWS to shape the future of games.

Responsibilities:
· Develop strategies with minimal supervision to improve content pipelines, anticipate and offer viable solutions to issues that impact the schedule and quality of product delivery.
· Oversee high-output asset creation with external team by organizing briefs, providing artistic and technical feedback and ingesting content for internal teams.
· Detailed and organized management of a high volume of assets across multiple disciplines (characters, concept, world, 2D assets, and more)
· Work with the Senior Artists and Leads to understand the development of the visual style and quality bar for all outsource work.
· Provide ongoing regular and timely feedback to external vendors working on art content.
· Ability to problem solve and work autonomously in the absence of concrete answers or specific direction.
· Excellent communication and works well in a team environment receptive to feedback and giving constructive feedback.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· 5+ years professional experience 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 strong game art creation and experience with game art pipeline, process and asset break downs, examples of art briefs and art feedback

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Expertise in 3D modeling, sculpting (Zbrush), UVs, Retopology, Texturing (Substance Painter/Photoshop), game engine experience
· Excellent communication skills, organized and strong collaborative spirit
· Works effectively across all game development disciplines
· Knowledgeable about game industry trends and art styles
· Bachelor’s Degree in Art or in related field
· 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.