An Outsource Supervisor will work on maintaining the vision set forth by the art leads and art director as it relates to outsourcing 3D environments for World of Warcraft. Including architecture, foliage, and prop assets.
The ideal candidate is experienced in creating and giving feedback on game environment art (both organic and structural) including modeling, UV mapping, texturing, and lighting. You will also have a solid grasp of art fundamentals.
Day to day tasks
Drive outsource development by scheduling and tracking incoming/outgoing assets.
Manage communications and provide feedback to artists and help maintain a strong creative relationship between external and internal art teams
Generate detailed documentation, visual reference, and examples of art asset production, procedures, and engine requirements to support the external vendors
Own the quality control over all incoming art assets, providing detailed feedback and approvals to the vendor to deliver quality assets to the development team
Create assets that fit within the World of Warcraft style
Ability to prototype and create block-out assets
Enthusiasm for working closely with other artists
Communicate with art directors, art leads, production, design, and other departments
Some experience in game development creating or outsourcing environment art (props, foliage, architecture)
Experience with lighting 3D environments
Organized, great follow-through, self-driven, and team player
Clear and concise communication, leadership, and people skills
Experience working with outsourcing
Understand real-time game development needs
Collaborate closely with visual development/concept artists
Ability to explore a wide variety of ideas that push the World of Warcraft style
Software experience such as 3ds Max or Maya and Photoshop
We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.
We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to [email protected]. General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.
At Blizzard Entertainment, we pour our hearts and souls into everything we create. Best known for iconic video game universes including Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, and StarCraft, we’ve been creating genre-defining games for millions of players around the world for more than 30 years. We’re on a quest: bring our dreams to life and craft the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Hard work, iteration and polish go into the Blizzard “secret recipe,” but the most important ingredients come from talented people who share our vision. If that sounds like you, join us.
The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, among other characteristics.
We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:
Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.
Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.
In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $80,800.00 - $149,400.00 Annual. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.