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Company Name:
Amazon Game Studios
Lake Forest, California
United States
Job Type:
Visual Arts
Position type:
Full Time
Minimum Number Of Professional Titles:
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Bachelor's Degree

Lead 3D Environment Artist

Amazon Game Studios is looking for an experienced 3D artist to join our agile development team as the Lead 3D Environment Artist. In this role, you will define, drive, and inspire the visual elements of the environments in our games. The perfect candidate will be a master of all aspects of game art creation, and be a hardworking self-motivated team player. You will have a passion for leading a team of artists to make world class game environments. You will be proficient in hard surface & organic modeling, and have a proven track record of generating environment props & lighting. As Environment Lead, you will be charged with leading a talented team of environment artists, but you will also seek to continuously improve your own skill set, and be comfortable with artistic critique. Our games span from real-time next gen graphics to pre-rendered assets. The ideal candidate will feel comfortable doing both.

Basic Qualifications:


  • A minimum of 8 years of experience modeling and texture mapping 3D assets for video games
  • 2 years of experience leading and managing a team of artists under your direct supervision
  • Must be proficient with 3ds max and Photoshop or equivalent software
  • Experience with Zbrush and the process of baking normal maps (transferring the high poly sculpted detail on low poly game objects)
  • Understanding of real-time shader development and technical game asset building pipelines


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Concept skills – Ability to visualize and concept environments and props.
  • Ability to draw, paint or sculpt traditionally
  • 3-5 years managing a team of environment artists.


We offer excellent pay and generous stock plans, great benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k with matching, and more. Relocation is available for qualified candidates.


Amazon is an equal opportunity employer. We are located in Lake Forest, CA. Learn more about Amazon online at www.amazon.com/vgjobs.


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