SENIOR LIGHTING ARTIST
2 YEAR CONTRACT

Rocksteady Studios is looking to add to its family and 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 world-class quality real-time lighting for environments, cinematics, characters, etc.
• Working with the Lead Lighting Artist to realize the project’s artistic vision, ensuring lighting enhances the quality of the art assets.
• Ability to take responsibility and ownership over certain aspects of lighting as required by the project at any point in time.
• Responsible for your share of lighting-related bugs that arise during the development phase up to the project’s completion.
• Responsible for optimising your lighting work. Ensuring any lighting content created by you is within established budgets and being able to optimize it without a loss in quality.

Technical Requirements

  • Proven 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.
  • Lighting with a gameplay mindset. Ability to light environments maintaining readability at all times, so the player’s experience is helped by lighting, rather than hindered by it.
  • Keen interest and high skill in complex Cinematic lighting.
  • Understanding the project’s requirements and target platforms’ limitations.
  • Strong UE4 knowledge.
  • Experience with 3ds Max and Adobe Photoshop is valued.
  • An 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.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • A positive, collaborative and professional working attitude.
  • Capable of independent decision making and comfortable taking on responsibility for assets and dependencies.
  • Comfortable working in a quality-driven environment with detailed specification and rigorous feedback loops.
  • Experience leading a small team or mentoring other artists is a plus.

Benefits

  • Private family medical care.
  • Private family dental care.
  • Excellent pension scheme.
  • Excellent annual bonus scheme.
  • £1,000 to £5,000 Finder’s fee for helping recruitment.
  • 25 days of paid holiday + 8 public holidays per year.
  • 2 days off per year to support a charity of your choice.
  • The studio closes between Xmas and New Year (Discretionary)
  • Comprehensive Relocation Support.
  • Tons of studio clubs to help you get to know people:
    • Comic book, Wargaming, Board games, Homebrewing, Chess, New Parents, Photography, Film nights.
  • Yoga 5x per week at lunchtimes in our mocap room.
  • Football 2x per week at lunchtimes.
  • Life Drawing 1x per week in the evening.
  • World-class training speakers hosted on-site.
  • Access to multiple online training websites.
  • Access to the entire DC back catalogue on Comixology.
  • Monthly team meals/outings.
  • On-site subsidised Masseuse.
  • Quarterly salary & promotion reviews.
  • Yearly Line Manager & Studio Peer Performance review process.
  • Subsidised gym in the office complex.
  • Invites to WB films in their London private cinema before their release date.
  • 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 200+ dev team in 1 open-plan room.
  • Free vending machine snacks, fruit, juices and soft drinks.
  • National Rail Season Ticket Travel Loan.
  • Discounted bicycle equipment to encouraging biking to work.
  • Employee Support Assistance Programme (Free personal counselling and guidance support).
  • Free Eye Test & Discounted Glasses.
  • Gym Pass – 70% discount with access to 1495 gyms.
  • Back up care benefit – reduced cost of nurseries, in-home nannies, holiday clubs or adult personal care workers.
  • Game and Book library.