Env. Artist Modeler, New World

Jan 31, 2024
Irvine, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work
- 1+ years of Games Industry (supporting title Development, Release, or Live Ops) experience
- 1+ 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.Amazon Games is looking for an exceptionally skilled Environment Artist Modeler to join our New World team in sunny Irvine, CA or beautiful Seattle, WA. In New World, players will fight for survival as they explore and conquer the mysterious island of Aeternum. In this role, you will work alongside a vibrant community of developers and game-lovers as we all work to share this ambitious game with the world. You will be helping to craft and create our worlds. You will need to combine a strong aesthetic sense of visually interesting spaces with a solid understanding of asset creation and artistic development.

Amazon Games aspires to be the most player and partner-obsessed company in gaming. We’re the place for builders and innovators to unleash their creativity. We connect players and developers to the games and communities they love. Our initiatives include game development, publishing, marketing, and live operations, integrated business operations to connect players and game developers.
In addition to releasing New World, an MMO set on a supernatural continent in the Age of Exploration, and publishing Lost Ark, from acclaimed studio Smilegate RPG, we are working on new IPs from our studios and teams in the US, Canada, and Europe, along with other projects in varying stages of development.
We believe in building teams and products that reflect and offer an inclusive environment for all our employees and players. We encourage our teams to push boundaries, challenge each other, and learn new ways to unlock their full potential. We are growing and creating as we go - we want you to join us on this journey!

Create beautiful, detailed art used to build our exciting game play spaces

Construct modular kits used to design epic battles - or heroic homesteads

Digitally sculpt organic shapes to showcase the beauty hidden in Aeternum

Work with the art team to ensure artistic unity with the entire project.

Excel at consistent aesthetic and technical quality throughout the asset pipeline.

Optimize assets and textures for performance and memory.

Key job 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.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Irvine, CA, USA- 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.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $47,500/year in our lowest geographic market up to $110,500/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.
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