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Amazon Games is looking for an exceptionally skilled Environment Artist to join the New World team. Amazon Games, Orange County is seeking a talented Environment Artist and World Builder to work closely with the environment art lead and design team to create stunning game environments. In this role, you will be helping to craft and create our worlds. You will need to combine a strong aesthetic sense of composition and level design to create interesting gameplay spaces.

At Amazon, our goal is to create great PC games. We believe in ground-breaking games that can redefine the boundaries of player experience and change the way the world sees digital entertainment. Games have the power to connect people on a massive scale, and creating these experiences will produce some of the future’s most influential voices in media and art. We seek the best game developers in the world to join our team and become the architects of this vision.

Inclusive Culture, Work/Life Balance, & Career Growth

We embrace our differences and are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We offer ten employee-led affinity groups with 190 global chapters, innovative benefits, and annual and ongoing learning experiences (including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences). Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance and offers flexible working hours. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. Additionally, our team is dedicated to supporting you with mentorship and pathways for ongoing development. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and are building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and promotes career choice.

Key job responsibilities

  • Create living, breathing places of interest that are both exceptional artistically and as game play spaces
  • Work with art team to ensure artistic unity with the entire project.
  • Work design team to make harmonious and fun game play experiences
  • Excel at consistent aesthetic and technical quality throughout the asset pipeline.
  • Optimize Assets for performance and memory.

A day in the life

World Builders spend their time building out places of interest for New World's players to explore, combat and find rewards. We periodically meet to review composition, play space and set dressing. World Builders work in sub teams that focus on related areas and move to new groups when an area is complete.

About the team

The world experience team is a group of game developers, passionate about games, art and story telling. World Builders are a blend of level designers and environment artists, that understand play spaces but also understand how to make game art look beautiful.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3+ years’ experience in the game industry with at least 1 shipped AAA title or equivalent work in a related field.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Art or in related field
    1+ years experience with level design layouts, compositions, and play spaces
  • Online Portfolio demonstrating some knowledge of modeling, material skills as well as foundational skills in composition, design, and color theory.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Familiarity with gameplay composition, framing, and creating narrative with set dressing
  • Proficient in major 2D and 3D software packages (Max/Maya and Zbrush/Mudbox, Substance, Photoshop, Houdini)
  • Expert knowledge of at least one Game Engine (CryEngine, Unreal, or equivalent)
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role.
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

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