Sr. Environment Artist
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HUNTSVILLE, AL 35808
JOB DESCRIPTION: Are you an Environment Artist looking to join a tight knit team and help develop extraordinary environments and interactive stories? SAIC is looking for a talented Environment Artist to use their strong modeling, texturing, technical and creative skills to create award-winning virtual worlds supporting the Army Game Studio’s next AAA title for Playstation and PC.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
+ Work collaboratively with game designers and engineers in creating virtual worlds that meet or exceed performance goals.
+ Mentor less experienced artists in their development of good work practices.
+ Work with technical artists and engineers in the development and streamlining of tools and processes.
+ Keep abreast of advancing technologies which could be used to improve visual quality or development processes.
+ Maintain a proactive attitude towards team- wide art and development issues.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
+ Bachelors degree and 2 years of experience is required. 4 additional years of experience will be accepted in lieu of degree.
+ Portfolio of work demonstrating proficiency as an Environment Artist.
+ Demonstrable traditional art skills.
+ Self-driven with good communication skills.
+ Above average proficiency in Maya, 3ds Max, Photoshop, Z-brush or equivalent.
+ Understanding of generating normal maps from high poly models.
+ Understanding in creating textures and models in varying art styles.
+ One or more years of professional experience.
+ Unreal Engine 4 experience
+ Must exhibit excellent artistic skill and understanding of physically based lighting and materials.
+ A keen eye for spatial composition, lighting and building believable scenes.
+ An understanding of effective asset creation and optimization.
+ Excellent ability to create textures and work with complex shaders.
+ Previous experience creating high quality environments.
+ Organic terrain and hard surface modeling experience.
+ Leadership experience working with cross discipline and external teams.
+ Must be autonomous while working on set tasks from the schedule.
+ Must have the ability to problem solve and define best work practices within their assigned area of work.
+ Strong communication skills.
+ High degree of self-motivation and initiative.
+ Positive attitude.
SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation’s most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability