Lead Artist - Unannounced AAA title

Jul 06, 2022
Barcelona, Spain
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

As a Lead Artist at Ubisoft Barcelona, you will guide the team responsible for several gameplay features on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and continue their mission to develop exciting, challenging and forward-thinking features and next-gen visuals for an upcoming AAA title.


This role will require you to plan, detail, and supervise the work of the art team. As Lead Artist you will also work closely with the Lead Studio Art Director to establish and achieve the artistic goals and visual benchmars for the project. The candidate will be in charge of following the art team’s work, coach team members, and validate production outcomes while overseeing part of the development of the game.

What you´ll do

  • Understand consumer needs and ensure that the elements developed by the team will contribute to player satisfaction and enjoyment being also up to current industry quality standards.
  • Assess the workload vs production capacity, plan the work, and set priorities for the art team.
  • Allocate duties and follow the evolution of the team’s progress on art deliverables.
  • Able to support and follow-up on prototyping with game designers and other disciplines involved.
  • Communicate the project objectives, strategies, and general information to all art team members.
  • Actively participate and act as a regular liaison in the decision-making process with management and oversee the necessary adjustments to ensure that the art team meets the lead studio expectations.
  • Attend playtests and be solution-oriented to the problems encountered.
  • Carry out performance follow ups and assessments.
  • Participate in the selection of new team members.
  • Manage any conflicts that arise within the team.
  • Create a work environment that is motivating for team members and which fosters development and creation.
  • Support career advancement and suggest development and interpersonal skills training and techniques sessions to team members.

What you´ll bring

  • 2-4 years of experience in a Senior/Lead Artist role in the videogames industry, preferably on AAA PC/console title.
  • Experience supervising an art team to deliver a significant gameplay content.
  • Ability to work in a team, bringing good leadership skills and delegate work accordingly.
  • Excellent artistic skills, with good knowledge of current industry standards, tools, pipelines and tecnhiques.
  • Exceptional mentorship, communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Critical thinking, curiosity, resourcefulness, and plenty of flexibility.
  • Basic understanding of planning and monitoring tools (Jira, Excel).
  • Ability to manage your own time and work within deadlines. 
  • Strong ability to collaborate with multiple international teams, both internal and external.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and great verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • A solid understanding of the market and a passion for video games.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with team members of different departments.

Our studio is located in one of the most popular urban area of Europe: Barcelona! We bet that you know Barcelona, either for its amazing architecture / monuments, famous nightlife, restaurants, super weather and beaches, culture or for its great life quality
Here in Barcelona, as well as in the studio, you will meet people from around the world, eat hundreds of different foods, play different sports, talk about art and history, share amazing life experience with creative, open-minded and dynamic people.
We encourage everyone to inspire the world and build the future! We promote a friendly, creative and passionate culture to develop the best AAA game and invest time in playing any type of games, if it’s together, even better!

Are you ready to join the Ubi family for your new challenge? We are already excited to meet you! 

Benefits and perk

  • Restaurant Tickets: 120 € per month (1440€ net/Year).
  • 25 working days of holidays and the day of your birthday.
  • Flexible working hours & Flexible Friday.
  • Work from home (Up to 60 % in a month).
  • Beneficial Price to a Health Care Insurance for you (and eventually to the members of your family).
  • Beneficial Price to Sport activities and gym (app: Andjoy).
  • Access to tax discounts from your public transport and kindergarten costs.
  • Free Fruits and drinks in the Office.
  • Breakfast on Monday in the Office.
  • Free access to Ubisoft games on PC / Discounts for Ubisoft console games.
  • Team Building events.
  • Relocation Assistance and Visa sponsorship.

Ubisoft Barcelona as an equal opportunity employer is committed to create an inclusive work environment that reflects the diversity of our player community. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to ethnic group, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, age, marital status, disability or all the other characteristics that make us different. We've learnt that we thrive on learning from each other, so we don't just welcome but actively hire a range of open-minded people from different backgrounds.

We encourage you to provide

  •  CV in English (In respect of the EOE statement we don´t require personal information such as picture, home address, ID number, etc.)
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