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Senior Environment Artist

Crytek is looking for a Senior Environment Artist to join the Crysis 4 (Working Title) art team. 

*Sample pictures or portfolio link, which shows sample work are necessary.*

Relocation & Remote Work

For this position, you have one of the following options:

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 one of the following countries, we are able to offer you a permanent work contract and allow you to work remotely as an employee from there. 
Germany
Sweden
United Kingdom
Spain
Poland
Austria

3. If you are interested in full-time remote work in any other country (max. +/- 2 hours CET), we can offer you a freelance contract arrangement.
Responsibilities
  • Work with lead artist and other artists to ensure consistency between vision and implementation of environment assets
  • Understand and follow style guides to guarantee the consistency of the game
  • Create believable and photorealistic environments within CRYENGINE
  • Create game-ready assets given the technical limitations
  • Supervise and mentor junior artists on the team
  • Provide and accept direction
  • Explore new technologies on the given platforms to achieve best possible results
  • Work within inter-disciplinary teams of artists and level designers 
  • Work together with our tech-art department to improve workflow
  • Coordinate with other studio groups including level design and production to achieve project objectives
  • Complete all tasks in a timely manner and to a consistent high quality standard
  • Demonstrate a desire to learn and grow professionally
Requirements
  • 5+ years experience in game development
  • Last and/or current gen console experience
  • Expert understanding of current game art processes, limitations and dependencies
  • Strong ability to create believable, realistic environments in a real-time engine  
  • Strong knowledge of 3ds Max or Blender, Photoshop, Substance Designer / Painter and Zbrush 
  • Strong knowledge of common real-time game engines
  • Established interpersonal and organizational skills 
  • The ability to manage and supervise mid-level and junior artists and willingness to carry out mentorship tasks  
  • Ability to deliver and receive constructive feedback  
  • Good English communication and writing skills 
  • Positive, problem-solving and team-oriented attitude 
  • Be proactive and self-motivated, work without direct supervision 

  •  A portfolio or reel that demonstrates the following:  
  • Heavy focus on environment art
  • Proficiency in high and low poly modeling 
  • Proficiency in texturing, following PBR rules 
  • Strong technical skills (modeling / baking / UVs / modularity / shaders)
  • Strong artistic skills (shapes / colors / proportions / lighting)
  • Keen eye for detail and realism 
Pluses
  •  Experience with CRYENGINE 
  • Experience with procedural content creation
  • Traditional painting skills
  • Experience with photogrammetry
  • Outsourcing experience
What you can expect from us

Career Path 
Your professional development is important to us, so we have laid out a career plan to help you progress towards your goals and objectives. 
 
Company Apartment 
To help you get settled, we provide you with a fully furnished company apartment during your first three months in Frankfurt.* 
 
Relocation Support 
We offer a relocation budget and full coverage of flights to Frankfurt for you and your family. 
You can expect extensive assistance with visa, work permits, and communication with authorities during the relocation process, as well as help settling into Germany (e.g. setting up appointments with banks, government agencies, schools, landlords, finding apartments etc.).* 
            
Public Transport Pass 
Discover Frankfurt by bus, tram and metro – free of charge.* 
 
Gym Card 
A healthy body is a healthy mind. We offer a membership at the premium gym chain Fitness First in Germany. Work out, join group fitness classes, or relax in the wellness facilities.
 
International Environment 
We truly embody diversity at Crytek. With employees from over 42 different countries, we define ourselves by our cultural diversity. 
 
German Classes 
Understanding the local culture will make your stay abroad more enjoyable, and Crytek supports that by offering German language courses for you and your family. 
  
Events
Join us on our exciting company events, including new starter breakfasts, summer and winter parties, our annual trip to Gamescom in Cologne, and many more!* 
We are all gamers: stay connected and play games with your colleagues at our remote gaming parties.
   
Vacation Days 
At our Frankfurt office you can enjoy 24 days of vacation per year, and every 2 years you get 1 more (up to a maximum of 28 days). You will also have on average 10 public holidays on top of the days you take off. If you are working from another country, local standards apply.
  
*only applicable to employees in Frankfurt.

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