Senior Material Artist

  • 199 Water St, New York, NY 10038, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Department: Art
  • Location: US, Chicago (Remote/Hybrid)
  • Project: Bifrost

Company Description

*This Position is 100% remote and the employee can work either from Canada or the US*

People Can Fly is one of the leading independent AAA games development studios with an international team of hundreds of talented individuals working from offices located in Poland, UK, US, and Canada, and from all over the world thanks to our remote work programs.

Founded in 2002, we made our mark on the shooter genre with titles such as Painkiller, Bulletstorm, Gears of War: Judgment, and Outriders. We are one of the most experienced Unreal Engine studios in the industry and we are expanding it with in-house solutions called PCF Framework.

Our creative teams are currently working on several exciting AAA projects with the top publishers in the industry: Project Gemini with Square Enix and Project Dagger with Take-Two (2K), in addition to a new IP to be self-published and two other games in a concept phase. One of our IPs is also being adapted for VR technology.

With over 20 years of experience, PCF sets out to explore new horizons. We aim to combine our expertise with creativity of the best and most forward-thinking talents in the industry to work together on the new generation of action games for the global gaming community.

If you decide to accompany us on this journey, you’ll have a chance to perfect your craft and expand your knowledge, working alongside leaders in the industry on bringing a brand-new unique experience to the players worldwide.

If you feel yourself able to deliver as nobody else, take ownership of your projects, and are ready to leave a mark on a game you work on, apply now!

Job Description

  • Creating high quality, game ready materials in a stylized format
  • Maintain an internal material library
  • Drive the look of the stylization of our textures
  • Collaborate with artists to create specific materials for in-game use
  • Cooperating with Tech Art on pipeline improvements
  • Maintaining the production and software pipeline and meeting deadlines
  • Providing R&D projects and pipeline and workflows improvements
  • Bug Fixing and describing R&D case studies in knowledge base
  • Share knowledge with less experienced peers
  • Occasionally supporting Lead in recruitment projects with HR collaboration

Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience in all aspects of the latest Material creation workflows
  • Shipped AAA title experience
  • Strong leadership and mentoring experience
  • Experienced organizing self. 
  • Expert knowledge of Substance Designer and Painter workflows
  • Expert knowledge of Photoshop
  • Advanced material creation in Unreal Engine
  • Strong knowledge of Zbrush modeling techniques for material creation
  • Ability to unwrap UVs for texturing meshes and lightmaps
  • Experience creating high quality creative/visual aesthetics as well as technical knowledge
  • Ability to adapt with minimum guidance new styles, techniques and workflows
  • Strong skills in using PBR shaders and normal maps on daily basis
  • Great understanding of color theory
  • Understanding of memory and frame budgets
  • Experience creating high quality creative/visual aesthetics as well as technical knowledge
  • Ability to show examples of top notch textures made for next gen console games
  • Skilled at balancing art quality and performance in the game engine
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Open-minded team player attitude
  • Strong work ethic and self-motivated
  • Passionate about playing and making video games

Additional Information

What we offer:

U.S.

  • 100% group health insurance benefit premiums paid by PCF (Medical, Dental, Vision, Group Life, and Supplemental Live) and start on day 1 of employment.
  • 401K with 100% match, up to 3% of employee salary, and vested immediately.
  • Paid week off during Winter Holidays.
  • 20 paid vacation days and 5 paid sick days.
  • Free virtual health and mental wellbeing sessions included in the plan for members and their dependents.
  • A competitive salary and performance-based annual bonuses.
  • Personal development opportunities and ability to work in a global environment.
  • Work in a creative team with people full of passion for what they do.
  • Long term disability, short term disability, travel insurance, as well as other benefits provided. 

Canada

  • Benefit package 100% paid by PCF. Insurance company reimburses 100% of claims (Up to $500 per service a year, as well as individual family coverage).
  • Full Dental coverage, including major dental and orthodontics.
  • 4% RRSP matching before tax deductions, 100% vested on day 1.
  • Paid week off during Winter Holidays.
  • 20 paid vacation days and 5 paid sick days.
  • Free virtual health and mental wellbeing sessions included in the plan for members and their dependents.
  • A competitive salary and performance-based annual bonuses.
  • Personal development opportunities and ability to work in a global environment.
  • Work in a creative team with people full of passion for what they do.
  • Long term disability as well as other benefits provided.
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