SENIOR LIGHTING ARTIST

Rocksteady Studios is looking to add to its family of permanent staff. We are looking for an exceptionally talented Senior Lighting Artist who is ready for the challenge of producing a AAA title on the next generation platforms.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Working with Designers, Artists, Technical Artists and Programmers to create and maintain real time lighting for environments, cinematics, characters, etc. understanding the project’s requirements and platforms limitations.
  • Responsibility over all aspects of lighting, being a point of contact with other departments.
  • Working with the Art Director to realize the project’s artistic vision ensuring lighting brings up the quality of the art assets.
  • Working with the Engineers to provide feedback and testing for new lighting tech and tools Rnd.
  • Responsible for all lighting related bugs that arise during the development phase up to the project’s completion.
  • Responsible over lighting optimization tasks. Ensuring any lighting content is within established budgets and being able to optimize it without a loss in quality.

Technical Requirements

  • 5+ years of professional experience as a dedicated lighting artist, having completed at least one full production cycle for a AAA game on current gen console hardware (PS4, Xbox1).
  • Able to comfortably work and adapt to all lighting and shading techniques such as baked lighting, dynamic deferred lighting, IBL and real time and offline global illumination knowing how to get the best out of each system.
  • Creation of realistic skydomes understanding their role as a source of lighting in the world.
  • Maintain readability at all times so the player’s experience is helped by lighting, rather than hindered by it.
  • Strong UE4 knowledge and experience with its blueprint system.
  • Solid experience with 3ds Max and Adobe Photoshop
  • Houdini experience would be beneficial.
  • Avid player and keen on keeping up to date with games’ cutting edge techniques.

Skill Requirements

  • Strong knowledge of lighting, colour theory and image composition proven with a strong portfolio.
  • Strong knowledge of PBR shading in current gen games. Must know how light and materials behave in the real world and how this applies in game.
  • Strong understanding of cinematography and how to implement lighting for Cinematic scenes.
  • A strong photographic eye and mind-set to correctly interpret exposure, lighting and shade values in game.
  • Experience with ArchViz and offline rendering packages will be an advantage.

Benefits

  • Private family medical care
  • Private dental care
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Long-service holiday reward
  • Brand new custom designed studio
  • World class training speakers hosted on-site
  • Access to multiple online training websites
  • Monthly team meals/outings
  • On-site subsidised Masseuse, Yoga & Life Drawing.
  • Quarterly salary adjustment reviews
  • Monthly 1on1s with your Line Manager
  • Yearly Line Manager & Studio Peer Performance review process
  • Film nights in our Mocap theatre
  • Subsidised gym in the office complex
  • Discounts to WB goodies i.e. HBO, WB films, TV, Harry Potter tour
  • Staff only merchandise store
  • State of the art office with the entire 130+ team in 1 open-plan room
  • Free fruit, juices and soft drinks
  • Childcare Vouchers Scheme
  • National Rail Season Ticket Travel Loan
  • Overseas Relocation Support
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Support Assistance Programme (Free personal counselling and guidance support)
  • Finder’s Fee
  • Free Eye Test & Discounted Glasses
  • Free Seasonal Flu Jab