Senior Environment Artist

New Westminster, BC, Canada

About Offworld Industries:

Offworld Industries Ltd. (OWI) is the independent studio behind the successful military first person shooter game, “Squad”. OWI was formed in 2014 by more than 15 developers who had worked together on the well known Project Reality mod for Battlefield 2. The founding purpose of the team was to bring a standalone successor of this acclaimed mod to market and build a game development studio and a livelihood from that foundation.

 

Fast forward to 2022, OWI has nearly 100 employees and is rapidly growing. We have been expanding the studio into both serving as a publisher supporting mods, as well as a technology provider building a framework for character based multiplayer games based in UE4.

 

We are built on passion, unified spirit and continuing efforts to break the mold. We strive to become a leader in creating large-scale multiplayer games as well as supplying others with the ability to do the same. We are looking for a talented Senior Environment Artist for our current and upcoming Unreal Engine based multiplayer games. If you are passionate about making great games and a team player, we are looking for you!

 

Job Duties:

  • Create Realistic 3D environments to support the vision of our game and its gameplay requirements.
  • Create structures (exterior and interior), natural terrain and other assets for our games using Maya, Zbrush and other additional tools.
  • Participate and be an active contributor of the Art Board working with the Lead and other members of the team.
  • Work closely with Level Design to craft our worlds
  • Plan, estimate and priorities time frames for the completion of day to day tasks and track progress using the designated tracking tools such as Jira
  • Create materials suitable for the art and game design direction of the project.
  • Support the Environment Art Team in any necessary tasks and duties
  • Lead by example by owning POI areas of the world and drive quality
  • Create documentation of processes for others to follow as needed

Requirements:

  • Experience using UE4
  • Experience creating and working with natural environments
  • Experience establishing and driving new workflows for content creation
  • Excellent knowledge of 3ds Max, Maya, or equivalent 3D software packages
  • Knowledge of advanced sculpting techniques in ZBrush
  • Experience creating and managing materials in UE4
  • Knowledge of PBR material pipelines including Substance Designer and Painter.
  • Strong skills in authoring tile and trim sheet textures
  • A strong understanding of scene composition.
  • A solid understanding of how to use environment art to support level design requirements
  • The drive and initiative to deliver high-quality work within performance and time restrictions
  • The ability to initiate visual direction without a specific concept or design

Bonus

  • Experience with procedural asset generation in Houdini
  • UE4 Blueprinting

 

 

This is a full-time permanent position, where the successful candidate will be working from home for now, with a long-term view to relocate to Vancouver Canada.

This role offers:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Wellness spending account
  • 3 weeks paid vacation and 2 weeks paid studio shutdown over the December holiday period
  • 1 week paid annual company week off
  • Annual employee anniversary gifts
  • Wonderful colleagues!

 

If you meet the above qualifications, and OWI sounds like the kind of company you want to be a part of, please apply now with a cover letter a copy of your resume, and a copy of your technical portfolio.

 

Offworld Industries is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical and/or mental handicap, financial ability or any other characteristic protected by law.

You'd fit right in?

Great, we'd love to hear from you! Please apply with CV and your portfolio where applicable and tell us why exactly you'd be the perfect fit for our team!

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