Lead Environment Artist - Rooster Teeth

Austin, TX
Content & Production
Full-time

Fullscreen’s Rooster Teeth Studio is a fast paced, rapidly growing team that creates award winning shows and feature length productions targeting gamers, anime fans and a wide range of others for both it’s own web platforms and others including YouTube, Netflix, Go90 and CrunchyRoll.  We are looking for a Lead Environment Artist who can help us build amazing environments for our upcoming games.  A strong candidate will have a proven track record of strong world building skills, excelling team-oriented work-style, and experience in game production as a senior or lead artist. This position is located in Austin, TX.  

Responsibilities

    • Work with the Art Director to ensure a consistent art vision across the game, while also maintaining clean, efficient geometry for maximum performance in the Unreal engine
    • Model, texture, and light game-ready 3D assets using provided concept art or inspirational reference material
    • Work closely with artists and designers to ensure gameplay spaces look visually interesting and are fun to playLead, mentor, and motivate the art team to maintain the highest quality art standards
    • Develop content creation guidelines for the art team and help enforce best practices
    • Work with Tech Artists on the Art tools pipeline ensuring an optimized workflow between all toolsets (Maya, Zbrush, Substance, Photoshop, Unreal, Perforce, etc)

Qualifications

    • 5+ years professional game production experience in a Senior or Lead Artist role
    • Expert knowledge of Maya, Zbrush, and Unreal for game asset creation
    • Expert knowledge of Physically Based Rendering (PBR) tools and techniques
    • Strong world building skills using a modular asset workflow
    • Strong understanding of architecture, lighting, composition and design
    • Strong portfolio demonstrating modeling, texturing, and set dressing environments for games
    • Shipped at least 1 game title, from pre-production to final release (preferably a AAA console or PC title)
    • Working knowledge of Perforce (or source control equivalent)
    • Comfortable iterating on ideas using rapid prototyping techniques
    • Positive team-oriented attitude with excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Proactive and self-motivated (comfortable working without direct supervision)
    • Must have a sense of humor
    • Must be comfortable working in a small, highly collaborative team
    • Must be able to accept critique of your work and have the ability to embrace change

Bonus Points

    • Experience working on futuristic hard surface modeling preferred

Perks + Benefits

    • 100% Company paid health & dental benefits
    • 401(k) with a company match
    • Generous paid time off each year
    • Opportunity for career growth
    • Flexible dress code
    • Kitchen stocked with snacks
    • Pet Friendly

ABOUT ROOSTER TEETH: Rooster Teeth is a pioneering creative production studio responsible for award-winning online videos such as "Red vs. Blue," the longest-running web series in history; globally acclaimed animated series "RWBY;" comedy gamer series, "The Gauntlet;" comedy series "Rooster Teeth Shorts;" and "Immersion," a show that tests video game concepts in the real world. Rooster Teeth founded and operates "Achievement Hunter," the popular gaming website, and produces the award-winning "Rooster Teeth Podcast," voted Best Gaming Podcast at the 2013 Podcast Awards. With a dedicated worldwide fan community, Rooster Teeth created RTX, an annual gaming and Internet convention held in Austin, TX, which attracts tens of thousands of gamers, online video fans and Rooster Teeth community members from around the world. The Rooster Teeth YouTube channel became the 4th most viewed YouTube channel in the world (non-music) in 2013.  The Rooster Teeth multi-channel network has over 20 million YouTube subscribers and more than 5 billion views, and the Rooster Teeth website has 3 million unique monthly visitors with 1.8 million registered community members. Founded by Matt Hullum and Burnie Burns, Rooster Teeth is a subsidiary of Fullscreen, Inc., a global media company that develops online creators and produces multi-platform entertainment experiences. Discover more at http://www.roosterteeth.com.