As a leading mobile games developer, Jam City is looking to “level up” our talent. We’re on the hunt for innovators who consider themselves dynamic, collaborative and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
PERKS & BENEFITS
Unlimited Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Kin Care & Holidays*
100% Covered Medical and Company-Sponsored Dental & Vision (Plans Vary)*
Life Insurance, 401k, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter Benefits & More*
Wellness Activities & Programs (Yoga & Zumba)
12 Weeks Paid Parental Leave*
*Only applies to full-time positions.
As our Art Outsource Manager, you will be responsible for managing the ordering, tracking, and delivery of a variety of 3D art assets for Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery game at Jam City SF. You’ll provide direction and feedback to our third party vendor, and ensure the asset meets the internal team’s requirements. Our future Art Outsource Manager has a great experience with creating 3D assets, and understands how each discipline affects another. They’re a natural organizer with an impeccable attention to detail as well as a good natured team player who is a clear and effective communicator.
**In order to be considered, you MUST provide us with either a link to an online portfolio, website or a pdf showcasing recent artwork upon application.
Own the relationship between the studio and a number of third party vendors.
Provide feedback on 3d characters and props, from start to finish (model, textures and skin weights).
Coordinate production of art assets with external partners and their internal counterparts.
Aware of requirements for each asset from Art, Animation, Design and Engineering.
Ensure high quality and style matching assets are delivered.
Work with studio stakeholders to meet internal production deadlines.
Create documentation for best practices.
Take assets to full completion or provide tweaks if necessary.
Can carry out the art direction vision with little to no supervision.
Be a true 3d generalist, with skills in modeling, texturing and weight painting in both characters and props.
5+ years of industry experience, including some experience in art leadership positions.
Previous experience working with third party vendors.
Ability to optimize assets for optimal performance without losing fidelity.
Experience with a stylize art direction and hand painted textures.
Clear and concise communicator, both written and verbal.
A general understanding of the mobile games industry.
Art Degree or similar working experience.
Excellent problem-solving ability.
Good understanding of human and animal anatomy.
NICE TO HAVE
Strong 2D concept and illustration skills.
In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation for this role. The range listed is just one component of Jam City's total compensation package for employees, which may also include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. Starting pay for the successful applicant will depend on a variety of job-related factors, which may include education, training, experience, certifications, location, business needs, or market demands. This range is based on a full-time position. This range may be modified in the future. In addition, Jam City provides a variety of benefits to employees, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, parental leave, paid time off, a 401(k) plan, life, disability, and accident insurance.
Pay Range: $90,000 — $155,000 salary per year.
OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION
We believe in creating games that unite people across the world and that showcase our commitment to providing an environment that is both inclusive and diverse for our players and employees. We strive to create a workforce that is reflective of our global player community as we know that we are stronger and better when we play together. To help promote an inclusive culture, we celebrate the visible and invisible diversity of our Jam Citizens through initiatives including Employee Resource Groups, cultural events, trainings, speaker series, and more.
Jam City is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, age, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, religion, ethnicity, marital, or domestic partnerships status, disability, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expressions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws. Our management is committed to following this policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruiting, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.
ABOUT JAM CITY
Jam City is an award-winning mobile entertainment studio providing unique and deeply engaging games that appeal to a broad, global audience.
Led by CEO Chris DeWolfe, former MySpace co-founder and CEO, and COO Josh Yguado, former 20th Century Fox executive, Jam City is the creative powerhouse behind some of the highest-grossing and most enduring mobile games. Jam City’s global franchise Cookie Jam has generated more than half a billion dollars, and Panda Pop has more than 120 million downloads to date.
The company also is the go-to studio for Hollywood, having developed immersive, narrative-rich mobile games around iconic entertainment brands. The company’s popular RPG game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was the #1 game in more than 40 countries at its launch in April 2018.
Jam City has nine studios located in Los Angeles (HQ), Berlin, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Burbank, Cedar Falls, San Diego, San Francisco, and Toronto.