Lead Character Artist_AGS - Military veterans preferred
2019-01-15 SAIC (www.saic.com)
Huntsville Alabama 35898 United States
JOB DESCRIPTION: Are you a senior level 3D Character Artist looking to join a tight knit team and help develop extraordinary 3D characters and interactive stories? SAIC is looking for a talented Lead Character Artist to use their strong modeling, texturing, technical and creative skills to create award-winning 3D assets supporting the Army Game Studio’s next AAA title for console and PC.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Work collaboratively with game designers and engineers in creating 3D assets that meet or exceed performance goals.
Mentor less experienced artists in their development of good work practices.
Work with technical artists and engineers in the development and streamlining of tools and processes.
Keep abreast of advancing technologies which could be used to improve visual quality or development processes.
Maintain a proactive attitude towards team- wide art and development issues.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelors degree and 10 years of experience is required. 4 additional years of experience will be accepted in lieu of degree.
Portfolio of work demonstrating proficiency as a 3D Character Artist.
Demonstrable traditional art skills.
Self-driven with good communication skills.
Above average proficiency in Maya, 3ds Max, Substance Painter, Photoshop, Z-brush or equivalent.
Understanding in creating textures and models in varying art styles.
Unreal Engine 4 experience (or equivalent game engine)
Must exhibit excellent artistic skill and understanding of physically based lighting and materials.
A keen eye for spatial composition, lighting and building compelling 3D assets.
An understanding of effective asset creation and optimization.
Excellent ability to create textures and work with complex shaders.
Previous experience creating high quality 3D models.
Organic terrain and hard surface modeling experience a plus.
Leadership experience working with cross discipline and external teams.
Must be autonomous while working on set tasks from the schedule.
Must have the ability to problem solve and define best work practices within their assigned area of work.