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Who is SkyBox Labs?

Recognized as one of BC's Top Employers (2024), SkyBox Labs is a game development studio that works on some of the world’s most iconic games. The studio is currently co-developing Halo Infinite, working on projects in the Minecraft universe, supporting the dev team at Bungie on Destiny, supporting development of Fallout 76, and working on original IP. As one of Canada’s fastest-growing game studios, since our inception in 2011, SkyBox Labs has evolved from a group of 8 people to a team of over 270+ Engineers, Artists, Animators, Designers, Producers, and more! Join us in our Burnaby studio, or have the opportunity to work remotely within Canada for certain designated projects.

Interested? Let’s talk about what we’re hiring for:

We're looking for an experienced Lighting Artist to join in the pre-production stage of a AAA Original IP project. As one of the first Lighting Artists on the project, your expertise will be instrumental in helping shape the visuals of the hyper-realistic game and ensure it stands out with stunning, top-tier graphics. This is a unique opportunity to collaborate with a talented team and make a significant impact from the early stages on an exciting new project.

This role is a fixed term contract until March 31, 2025, with a strong possibility of extension or conversion to a permanent role.

A snapshot of your role:

  • Light scenes, objects, and environments within the game to a high level of quality, ensuring alignment with the artistic goals of the project

  • Collaborate closely with Tech Art and Graphics Engineering to establish the lighting pipeline, workflows, and visual benchmarks

  • Participate as a key stakeholder in determining which feature sets to use to best serve the project

  • Develop strategies on how to leverage UE5 to the fullest

  • Determine where to invest on improving lighting beyond UE5

Sound like you? This is what we're looking for:

  • 4+ years working professionally as a Lighting Artist in game development or related field

  • Experience working in AA or AAA games for console or PC

  • Strong understanding of art fundamentals including composition and colour theory

  • Excellent artistic eye for lighting in high-quality realistic environments

  • Problem solver who is comfortable collaborating with other disciplines to drive decisions in the lighting space

  • Real-time experience using Unreal Engine 5 and an understanding of how to navigate and leverage its many features

  • Unafraid to explore and use new technology, researching and delivering solutions that best suit the team

  • Ability to work independently and manage tasks with minimal supervision

  • Honed communication skills with the ability to provide and accept feedback

  • Nice-to-haves:

  • Familiar with, or experience working in the pre-production phase of a project pre-production

  • Experience shipping AA or AAA video games

  • A passion for video games and creating immersive experiences!

And here is why we think you'll love working at SkyBox Labs:

  • Flexible hybrid and remote working arrangements: leverage our beautiful studio spaces as needed, and use our $400 work-from-home allowance to make your home office comfortable

  • Take care of your mental health with supportive vacation leave, and our free gym at our Burnaby Studio

  • We relentlessly support your growth and development! Level up your C++ skills at SkyBox University, explore other disciplines through our Guild Program, and expand your game dev knowledge with Lunch & Learns. You’ll join a culture of empowerment, collaboration, and personal growth.

  • Social events! Have fun with the team at trivia nights, karaoke nights, movie nights, and various group activities. Join our soccer team, game jams, or a board game sesh after work. You name it, we’ve got it!

  • You’ll contribute to industry-leading titles, from legendary AAA franchises to Original IP

  • The base salary range is $87,000 - $120,000. The stated pay scale reflects the range that SkyBox Labs reasonably expects to pay for this position. Your base salary will be determined by various factors including, but not limited to, qualifications, skills, and experience.

Please note, only those who submit a portfolio of applicable lighting assets will be considered for the role.

Our commitment to you:

SkyBox Labs is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing and maintaining a diverse workforce. You’ll join a collaborative, inclusive culture. One where we succeed together – across the desk and around Canada. Where like-minded people work naturally together to achieve great things (and games!).

Only candidates who reside in Canada or are willing to relocate will be considered for this role. Additionally, although we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.