Crytek is looking for a creatively minded and independent Senior Hard Surface Artist to join the Hunt: Showdown team.
*Sample pictures or portfolio link, which shows sample work are necessary.*
Relocation & Remote Work
Although we believe living close to our studio helps foster team spirit and stronger bonds between team members, we understand that people have different needs and expectations for their place of residence. For this position you this position you have a choice of three location options, allowing you to work with Crytek from anywhere you wish:
1. Come to our modern headquarters in Frankfurt and receive an attractive relocation package and have access to all of our benefits.
2. If you are already living in a European Union member state, we are able to offer you a permanent work contract and allow you to work remotely as an employee from there.
3. If you are interested in full-time remote work in any other country outside of the European Union, we can offer you a freelance contract arrangement.
ResponsibilitiesWork with Art Director and other artists to ensure consistency between vision and implementation of hard surface assets;Understand and follow style guides to guarantee the consistency of the game;Supervise and mentor junior artists on the team;Provide and accept direction;Explore new technologies on the given platforms to achieve best possible results;Work within inter-disciplinary teams of artists, designers and animators;Work together with our Research and Development department to improve workflow;Coordinate with other studio groups including animation and production to achieve project objectives;Complete all tasks in a timely manner and to a consistent high quality standard;Demonstrate a desire to learn and grow professionally.
Requirements5+ years experience in game development;Last and/or current gen console experience; Expert understanding of current game art processes, limitations and dependencies;Strong knowledge of 3ds Max or Blender, Photoshop, Substance Painter and Zbrush;Strong knowledge of common real-time game engines;Established interpersonal and organizational skills;The ability to manage and supervise mid-level and junior artists and willingness to carry out mentorship tasks;Ability to deliver and receive constructive feedback;Good English communication and writing skills;Positive, problem-solving and team-oriented attitude; Be proactive and self-motivated, work without direct supervision;
A portfolio or reel that demonstrates the following: Heavy focus on Hard Surface art (Props, Weapons, Vehicles) Specialist in production of Prop artProficiency in high and low poly modeling Proficiency in Texturing, following PBR rules Strong technical skills (clean modeling / baking / UVs etc.)Strong artistic skills (Shapes / colors / proportions)Ability to create new and refine existing designsKeen eye for detail and realism
PlusesExperience with CRYENGINE;Experience with procedural content creation;Experience with Substance Designer;Industrial design background;Traditional painting skills;Outsourcing experience.
What you can expect from us
Work-life balance is not just a hollow term for us. At Crytek, we offer you the option to either work from home or in our studio.
Your professional development is important to us, so we have laid out a career plan to help you progress towards your goals and objectives.
To help you get settled, we provide you with a fully furnished company apartment during your first three months in Frankfurt.*
We offer a relocation budget and full coverage of flights to Frankfurt for you and your family.
You can expect extensive assistance with visa, work permits, and communication with authorities during the relocation process, as well as help settling into Germany (e.g. setting up appointments with banks, government agencies, schools, landlords, finding apartments etc.).*
Public Transport Pass
Discover Frankfurt by bus, tram and metro – free of charge.*
A healthy body is a healthy mind. We offer a membership at the premium gym chain Fitness First in Germany. Work out, join group fitness classes, or relax in the wellness facilities.
We truly embody diversity at Crytek. With employees from over 42 different countries, we define ourselves by our cultural diversity.
Understanding the local culture will make your stay abroad more enjoyable, and Crytek supports that by offering German language courses for you and your family.
Join us on our exciting company events, including new starter breakfasts, summer and winter parties, our annual trip to Gamescom in Cologne, and many more!*
We are all gamers: stay connected and play games with your colleagues at our remote gaming parties.
At our Frankfurt office you can enjoy 24 days of vacation per year, and every 2 years you get 1 more (up to a maximum of 28 days). You will also have on average 10 public holidays on top of the days you take off. If you are working from another country, local standards apply.
*only applicable to employees in Frankfurt.