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Ubisoft Düsseldorf is home to nearly 500 people, making up several teams dedicated to deliver AAA excellence and innovation across a wide portfolio of games and technologies.

Job Description

As part of Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, you will play an instrumental role in bringing to life the beautiful and dangerous world of Pandora. This is a unique opportunity to keep growing your experience in games while working hand in hand with Disney’s creative minds and James Cameron's production company, Lightstorm Entertainment.

As our new Level Artist (f/m/d) at Ubisoft Düsseldorf, you will be responsible for creating exceptional high quality and playable game environments with the Ubisoft inhouse engines.

What you will do:

  • Design, prototype and implement stunning game worlds and environments for our projects

  • Creation of high-quality locations and environmental story telling by creating outdoor and indoor modular/unique structures

  • Close collaboration with the Art team and Level Design team to develop an exceptional player experience

  • Collaborate with Tech art, Code, Quest, and Narrative team

  • Asset briefing, set-up placeholders and final beautification of scenes with a focus on mood and storytelling

  • Scene management, asset integration and performance optimization

Qualifications

What you bring:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in the games industry

  • At least one shipped commercial AAA title

  • A keen eye for composition, proportion, and sense of scale

  • Strong ability to tell stories through level art

  • Understanding and skills in lighting

  • Solid understanding of industry standard 3D modelling packages as well as texture & material creation workflows

  • Ability to work with level art specific techniques like scattering, terrain blending etc.

  • Deep knowledge of at least one game engine

  • Being used to work on tasks autonomously and to deliver results on time

  • Be forward thinking and anticipate the needs of your project with a high degree of self-motivation and initiative

  • Ability to accept feedback and adapt to change

  • Great communication skills and a positive attitude

  • Fluent in English and good communication skills

  • Understanding of 3d & texturing tools and procedural content generation is a plus

  • Knowledge of script and technical competency is a plus

  • Experience with outsourcing is a plus

What to send our way:

  • Your CV, highlighting your education, experience and skills

  • A cover letter including your earliest starting date, expected salary and why you would like to join us

Portfolio:

It is required that you submit a portfolio of your work with your application. You may do so by providing a link to an online portfolio (preferred), or attaching documents to your resume. All portfolios must contain a detailed shot breakdown of the work. It must be very clear what you, the applicant, are responsible for in your reel, portfolio, screenshots etc.

The portfolio should contain the following:

  • Examples of natural and realistic environments scenes

  • Examples of mood and lighting

  • Examples of environmental storytelling

  • Examples of style variety

Additional Information

Your benefits:

  • Relocation Support: We offer financial support in form of a cash allowance and assistance with accommodation search and settle-in support via our relocation partner, for international candidates we offer visa assistance

  • Ubisoft Blue Byte Academy: We offer multiple opportunities for you to discover your full potential and develop yourself in various areas. Guest speakers from the industry, workshops and access to our training and development platform

  • Discounted Games: Discount on employee game orders & free Ubisoft games on Ubisoft Connect

  • Hybrid Work Model: Provides the flexibility to combine working from the studio and your home within Germany

  • Monthly Mobility Budget: 80€ per month that can be used on bicycle lease, parking spot rental or public transportation ticket

  • Up To 350€ Childcare Support Per Child Per Month: In addition, we also offer 5 ‘care for ill children days’ per child per year

  • Self-study And Training Hours: You have access to our in-house library

  • Company Pension Scheme: We offer an attractive company pension scheme

  • Gym Subsidy: We contribute 50% (up to a maximum amount of 25€) towards the monthly cost of a gym membership of your choice

  • English And German Classes For Free: Good to know: Our main language in the studio is English

  • Flexible Working Hours: We have core working times between 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM and the distribution of the other hours is up to you

  • 26 Days Paid Vacation Per Year: Additionally, you will get half a day off on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve and approximately 11 bank holidays in the Düsseldorf region

  • Corporate Benefits Web Portal: With employee discount programs for affiliated retailers, shops and service providers

We offer a highly motivating challenge for team players interested in showing personal initiative in an innovative and international company. If you are passionate about video games and would like to join an industry leader - please apply via our career portal.

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