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Vicarious Visions

Senior Environment Artist (Diablo IV)

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Vicarious Visions
🇺🇸 Albany, NY

Job Description:

Your Platform

As a game studio that’s been around for 3 decades, Vicarious Visions has a vibrantly colorful and prestigiously successful past of guitar-playing, pro-skating, and Wumpa fruit-hoarding. As a new member of the Blizzard family, we also have an exhilarating future ahead of us. We are more excited than ever to join in the making of Blizzard franchises that are known and treasured around the world.

Our studio, located in beautiful upstate New York, provides developers a safe, warm environment to hone their skills and become leaders of their craft. Creativity and innovation are cornerstones of our practice, and we nurture new ideas from all of our people. Crucially, we are a family of uniquely individual voices, and we have fostered a culture of diversity and inclusivity. We thrive on collaboration, respect, and fun. Join us!

Vicarious Visions is wholly owned by Activision Blizzard.

Your Mission

As a Senior Environment Artist, you will create cutting-edge environments and worlds. This is a senior-level role and pivotal to the creation of our stunning visuals for our AAA titles.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Create models/textures and assemble scenes for architectural and organic environments.
  • Work closely with the Art Director, a team of artists, and level designers to assemble and detail game environments.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain levels to stay within design spec, art, and memory/framerate budgets.
  • Communicate effectively with other team members to ensure that projects goals are met.

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:

  • You have significant industry experience with a proven track record of shipping AAA titles.
  • You possess proficiency in Maya or 3ds Max, Photoshop, Zbrush, Substance Designer/Painter.
  • You have an exceptional understanding of forms, shapes, and silhouettes as it pertains to modeling.
  • You have the proven ability to demonstrate and execute multiple art styles.
  • You possess the ability to visualize and build levels with minimal concept art and direction.
  • You have a strong technical ability to manage memory, frame rate limits, and budgets.
  • You are a self-starter, requiring minimal direction, and can commit to deadlines while carrying a vision through to completion.
  • You thrive in a collaborative environment, work well with other team members, are flexible to change, and can give/receive feedback.
  • You are deadline-oriented, can manage and organize work to ensure deadlines are met with the ability to adjust to changes.

Extra Points:

  • Experience creating high-quality 3D architecture, environments, lighting, and levels for shipped AAA games titles.
  • Possess a foundation in traditional arts.
  • Experience with Unreal Engine.

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!

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.

Vicarious Visions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.