Lead Environment Artist

Art · Vancouver, British Columbia
Department Art
Employment Type Permanent - Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

ABOUT US: Archiact Interactive is a Vancouver-based Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) Studio that develops new and unique ways for people to play games and interact with each other. We partner with IP holders, large publishers, and tech brands to create and deliver immersive, high-end game experiences across multiple platforms with a special focus on building new tools for cutting edge emerging technology.


OUR GAMES: Recent titles include DOOM 3: VR Edition (on PSVR), FREEDIVER: Triton Down (on PC, PSVR and Oculus Quest), and MARVEL: Dimension of Heroes (a smartphone-powered Superhero experience built for Lenovo Mirage AR). We are currently in the early pre-pro stages of a new and highly innovative AAA project with leading industry partners and are searching for the best and the brightest to help us transform the world of VR and AR game development. Interested? Read on.

 

OUR VALUES: At Archiact, diversity is developed and driven by our employees. Inclusion is the way we show our commitment to this core value. Diversity in all areas of our workforce helps us build innovative and immersive experiences that are accessible to everyone. We are a Vancouver-based studio but are happy to consider candidates from all over BC to work remotely. We may consider remote work outside of Canada if you are an outstanding candidate. We also offer relocation assistance to candidates from outside of Canada.


ROLE OVERVIEW: We are looking for an experienced Lead Environment Artist to lead our World team on an incredibly exciting new project. You will be joining a small team of AAA veterans who believe that VR’s time is now and want to make the next big VR game event. This role is for self-starters who enjoy autonomy and ownership (along with the responsibility that goes with it) and want to make a lasting contribution.


ABOUT YOU: You enjoy working in a close-knit and collaborative team with a wide range of skill sets. You are an effective communicator, well-balanced and inspiring to work with. You are an expert in the craft of world and asset building, are familiar with all the latest tools and techniques and enjoy the creative problem-solving process. You thrive in teams and are open to taking on new challenges. You live to raise the quality bar and passionately care about the final game experience and how you can contribute to it.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: Working closely with the Art and Creative Directors, you will be responsible for organizing, scheduling, and leading the enviro art team as it creates the props, player items, environments and other elements that make up our game world.


REQUIREMENTS


MUST HAVE:

  • 7+ years of game dev experience (AAA and VR experience a plus).
  • Experience leading senior/intermediate teams including budgeting time and scope, scheduling and working closely with Leads and Project Managers.
  • Be an inspiring leader by demonstrating techniques and mentoring artists.
  • Very high level of Unreal Engine experience including lighting & materials; budgets and setting up and maintaining projects using version-control software (scalability across VR platforms experience a plus).
  • Working closely with the Art Director and creative leads, you can take art ownership of LD constructed playable levels and turn them into fully realized game worlds.
  • Well versed in 3D modeling techniques; able to set quality standards for art assets and, working with Technical Artists, find ways to stay within budget.
  • Demonstrate above skills and experience via website, portfolio, showreel etc.
  • Familiar with VR production best practices and have a keen eye on its limitations as well as its future visual potential (avid VR gamer a plus).
  • Experience reviewing and managing outsourced contract art and can provide clear feedback in a timely manner.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; be a great communicator.


NICE TO HAVE:

    • Experience working with VR/AR hardware a huge plus.
    • Highly proficient in Z-brush, Substance Designer/Painter, and other like software. 


    BENEFITS & PERKS - WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

    • A competitive base salary.
    • Comprehensive extended health and wellness benefits.
    • Generous annual vacation time and sick days.
    • Additional bonus holidays throughout the year.
    • Flexible work schedule and remote working.
    • Relocation assistance for candidates outside of Canada.
    • Fully equipped onsite gym.
    • An opportunity to work on a high-profile IP.
    • The chance to be part of an experienced, high-achieving and fun team.
    • An international and diverse atmosphere.
    • The opportunity to help pave the way for the future of VR/AR gaming.

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    • Location
      Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Department
      Art
    • Employment Type
      Permanent - Full-Time
    • Minimum Experience
      Experienced