Weapons Artist

by Digital Extremes

Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Sep 15, 2020
Digital Extremes

Job Description

Permanent, Full time (40 hrs/wk) position, $27.47/hour = $57,138/year. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance and more. Reasonable moving expenses included.

ABOUT DIGITAL EXTREMES

Founded in 1993, Digital Extremes has become an employer of choice for talented people seeking rewarding career opportunities in the gaming industry. We are widely recognized for creating the award-winning Warframe, a free-to-play, third-person coop, PVP action shooter, space ninja adventure game available on PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch. Our early titles include Epic Pinball, Solar Winds: The Escape, Unreal and Unreal Tournament co-created series (and all its iterations) as well as The Darkness II. With over 300 of the industry’s widely talented and culturally diverse employees in both Canada and the US, we are warriors combining our expertise to deliver superior fast-paced gameplay and intense melee combat all with a great deal of passion.

WHY WORK AT DIGITAL EXTREMES

Our culture is centered on providing great opportunities to our employees so that everyone feels they are making a meaningful impact. Developing new and existing talent is our long-term focus. We are honored that our work environment has been consistently recognized as one of “Canada’s Top 100 Employers”. We summon you to join our elite team! 

The rewards of a career with Digital Extremes include:

  • Competitive salary with bonus opportunities
  • Excellent benefits and paid time off including medical and dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance and more
  • Matching RRSP plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Professional development and career support
  • Fitness and parking/transit subsidies
  • Daily lunches prepared onsite by our in-studio Executive Chef and professional kitchen staff
  • All-day snacks and drinks, sleep pods, massage chairs, cold brew, dog therapy days and more

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist Work with the lead artist to create AAA standard hard surface assets.
  • Creation of hi and low poly models, textures, and materials for use as
    real-time game assets.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Exceptional knowledge of the asset creation process (block in, high and
    low poly, multi part baking, PBR texturing, etc).
  • Excellent skill at sub-d modeling and hard surface sculpting. 
  • Flexible skills that translate to different scales and subject matter
    (weapons, vehicles, costumes, etc).
  • Ingrained sense of the principals of design and how to apply them to
    your models and textures.
  • Self-motivated, good communication skills and the ability to integrate
    into a tight knit team.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in game development modeling and texturing
    weapons, equipment. or vehicles using Maya, ZBrush / Mudbox, and Photoshop.
  • University degree in visual arts with specialization in graphic design, commercial art, graphic communications or cartooning OR completion of a college diploma program in graphic arts.
  • An exceptional understanding of hard surface modeling techniques for use in
    creating complex mechanical objects, such as, weapons and vehicles.
  • Superior eye for light, shade, color, and detail in creating texture maps and materials.
  • Self-motivation, good communication skills, and a great team-player attitude.

PREFERRED EXTRAS

  • Have shipped AAA PC or console titles as a 3D Artist specializing in equipment,
    weapons, or vehicles.
  • Experience in creating mechanical characters and vehicles.
  • Skill in one or more related disciplines – illustration, animation, visual
    effects, or technical art.

JOIN US

Digital Extremes is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment process. We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for the next steps in the hiring process will be contacted.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for this position, please send your application to careers@digitalextremes.com.

*IMPORTANT: Please specify the Job Position Title in your subject line and only submit one application in order to be considered. Applications received for positions other than this one will NOT be considered. Please follow the instructions for each job posting on how to submit your application.  

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Digital Extremes Ltd. 
  • 250 York St. Suite 100
  • London, Ontario N6A 6K2
  • Tel: 519-657-4260
  • Fax: 519-471-9972
  • Email: careers@digitalextremes.com
Digital Extremes