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Black Shamrock is looking for a talented Environment Artist to be part of our creative team and work on ambitious Playstation5, Xbox Series X and PC games. This is a full-time position based in our Dublin office which involves working in an international environment. The ideal candidate has a strong technical understanding of environment asset and level creation, can easily communicate with other disciplines within the development team and is able to take creative direction from the Art Director and Creative Director. Ability to mentor less experienced members of the team and assist with managerial tasks is a bonus.

What you will be doing

  • Create exceptional realistic 3D environments for AAA projects
  • Create structures, terrain, props from photo reference and concepts
  • Integrate new assets, such as models and textures into the game engine
  • Create the architectural, and in some cases, lighting elements of the level and integrate them
  • Ensure all environments are optimised and built in accordance with the platforms technical limitations
  • Follow the project's artistic direction, and ensure unified look and consistent quality across all game environments
  • Develop knowledge and expertise within their team while furthering their own performance and skillbase
  • Partner with design team to support encounters, narrative elements and objectives

What you should have

  • At least 3 years of experience as Level Artist or 3D Artist (shipped at least 1 AAA console title)
  • An outstanding portfolio demonstrating your environment work
  • An in-depth understanding of effective asset creation and optimisation
  • Expert knowledge in a 3D modeling software such as Maya, 3DSMax and Blender and sculpting software such as ZBrush and Mudbox
  • Excellent knowledge in material and texture creation such as Substance Painter and Photoshop and a comprehensive understanding of PBR pipelines
  • Strong sense of scene composition and visual storytelling, with a good eye for lighting, colour and detail
  • Passion for pushing the state of the art in asset fidelity and production techniques
  • Be proactive and self-motivated, work without direct supervision
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • International travel may be required as part of the role

What we offer

  • Flexible Working Hours
  • PTO Days for Wellness and Sickness
  • Laya Healthcare
  • Work From Home Options (Permanent During Quarantine)
  • Training and Skill Development Opportunities
  • Wellness Initiatives and Workshops
  • Charity Events, Social Events and Participation in Community Engagement Schemes