Senior Environment Artist (Remote)

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Posted 05 January 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineGame Art
Contact NameJordan Langley

Job description

YAGER are looking to recruit a Senior Environment Artist to work with them on exciting upcoming development projects.

As Senior Environment Artist you'll collaborate with Level and Narrative Designers to create environments which balance aesthetics with playability and technical feasibility. You will also work independently on building well-designed scenes and levels as well as integrating assets in the game engine.

YAGER are the developers of the successful 'The Cycle' series based in Berlin, Germany. Founded in 1999 by 5 enthusiastic gamers, they combine long-term experience with a resilient and innovative spirit. They are passionate about creating online action games with rich worlds, focused on social emergent gameplay.

YAGER have built a diverse and creative team, with over 28 nationalities coming together to create thrilling gaming experiences, the studio also places an emphasis on maintaining a positive environment and healthy work life balance.

Your responsibilities…

  • Building well-designed levels and scenes in line with the overall art direction and project goals
  • Integrate assets for use in the game engine
  • Create assets from proxy phase to final shippable quality
  • UV mapping and baking
  • Generating materials (PBR)
  • Collaborate with design to create balanced environments blending aesthetics, technical feasibility and playability
  • Work within the designated artistic style of the project
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • 3 or more years environment art experience at a Senior level
  • Experience with Unreal Engine tools and workflows including materials and content optimizations
  • Good modelling skill using 3DSMax / Modo / Maya / ZBrush / Blender or similar
  • Solid knowledge of composition and shape balance
  • Adept propagation skills, specifically with modular asset-building sets
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Passionate about videogames
Bonus points if you have…
  • Thorough understanding of shader creation
  • Strong understanding of architecture
  • Experience with procedural content creation using Houdini/Substance is plus
Perks and benefits include…
  • Relocation support including temporary accommodation
  • Mental and physical health support, coaching and counselling services for you and your family
  • Personal learning and development
  • Gym membership for FitX gyms around Berlin
  • Discounted green public transport in Berlin
  • Pet friendly studio