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Lead Environment Artist

Crytek is looking for a Lead Environment Artist to work on Crysis 4 (Working Title).

The role encompasses leading a creative melting pot through the exciting and challenging demands of a AAA product from conception through to completion.  Planning and managing the needs of the art team while balancing the commercial needs of the business and delivering assets on time.
 
*Sample pictures or a link to a webpage, which shows sample work, are required.*


Relocation & Remote Work
Although we believe living close to our studio helps foster team spirit and stronger bonds between team members, we understand that people have different needs and expectations for their place of residence. You have a choice of three location options, allowing you to work with Crytek from anywhere you wish:

1. Come to our modern headquarters in Frankfurt and receive an attractive relocation package and have access to all of our benefits.

2. If you are already living in a European Union member state, we are able to offer you a permanent work contract and allow you to work remotely as an employee from there. 

3. If you are interested in full-time remote work in any other country outside of the European Union, we can offer you a freelance contract arrangement.
Responsibilities
  • Lead the day-to-day management of the art team;
  • Along with the Art Director, regular appraisal, review and objective setting for the art team;
  • Ensure good communication & coordination between the art team and other disciplines of the bigger team;
  • Assist with recruitment and selection of staff for the team;
  • Liaise with external service providers if required;
  • Prepare task schedules for the art team in conjunction with Artists, Art Project Managers, Producers and other Project Managers;
  • Monitor and update schedules for the art team in conjunction with Artists, Art Project Managers, Producers and other Project Managers;
  • Define and enforce good working practices and structure for the given project, based on scope and resources;
  • Ensure good art asset standards are set and achieved across the team;
  • Maintain the art vision and style set out by the Art Director.
Requirements
  • Extensive games experience;
  • At least 1 AAA title shipped as a Lead Artist;
  • Management and project planning experience;
  • Recruitment/interviewing experience;
  • Excellent understanding of production procedures and software employed in the team:
  • Expert understanding of current game art processes, limitations and dependencies;
  • Strong ability to create believable, realistic environments in a real-time engine;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Good motivational skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication;
  • Able to manage, plan and organize time;
  • Ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines at all levels;
  • Ability to manage the demands of numerous people and tasks;
  • Team leadership qualities and a team player.
Pluses
  • Experience working with the CRYENGINE.
What you can expect from us
  • A refreshing yet highly professional atmosphere in a diverse team.
  • Working with cutting edge technology.
  • Flexible work time.
  • Free public transportation ticket, which lets you use public transport free of charge 24/7.
  • Free German lessons
  • Company language is English. Any additional language is a plus, but not a requirement.
  • Extensive assistance with getting visa, work permits and communication with local authorities.
  • Relocation support.
  • Support with your first accommodation and help in finding a private apartment.
  • ...and much more!

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