SENIOR WEAPONS ARTIST

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

 

Key Responsibilities

• Create industry-leading weapons that creatively and technically raise the project’s visual bar.
• Be comfortable communicating across teams and departments.
• Have a good understanding of weapons, and how they are assembled.
• Great at problem-solving and working with different customisation / modular techniques.
• Self-regulate your workload while completing ad-hoc requests & investigating any issues that arise.
• Experience in dealing with outsource companies, with an understanding of the pipeline and the material required to support it.
• Be proactive and pre-empt dependency issues across teams before they happen.
• Fully understand the project tool chain / game engine and confidently report issues & improvements.

Technical Requirements

  • Experience in creating assets in level creation tools such as Unreal Engine 4 or similar.
  • At least 2 published games title on current gen platforms.
  • Experienced in hard surface modelling.
  • Understanding of baking textures, processing maps and physically based shading.
  • 3DS Max and Photoshop at expert level.
  • Experience of the full asset pipeline including optimising and profiling.
  • Z-brush experience.
  • Familiarity with procedural texture packages like Substance Designer.

Skill Requirements

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Be able to work closely from a concept, with the ability to expand creatively on the given style.
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Comfortable working in an environment of honest feedback & iterative design.
  • Experience leading a small team or mentoring other artist is a plus.
  • Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Extremely creative in bringing ideas and inspiring the team.
  • Ability to work within deadlines and good time management.
  • Passionate about creating and playing games.

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