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Senior Environment Artist

Playstation

Berlin, Germany 03-26-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Why PlayStation?

Senior Environment Artist - Berlin or Helsinki

We are Neon Koi. We are a PlayStation Studio. Our mission is to make mobile action games with epic stories that foster lasting connections with players around the world. Our aim is to amass a stellar portfolio over the next decade by focusing on building highly collaborative, experienced and empowered teams in Helsinki & Berlin.

We offer you the chance to join a rapidly growing international team of passionate and talented game makers, just like yourself. As a young company, you, as an early employee, will have a genuine opportunity to contribute significantly to the culture and operations.
Neon Koi is formerly known as Savage Game Studios.

Why do our people love it here?
Our team can be summed up as being hungry, humble, and people-smart. We genuinely love what we do and aim high. To succeed as a diverse international team spread across two locations (Helsinki & Berlin), effective collaboration and communication are key. While we are all talented individuals, the sweetest achievement is succeeding together as a team.

Fair Play - To us, fairness stands for treating people justly, and not letting your personal feelings bias your decisions about them. We strive to preserve a culture, which doesn't have glass ceilings or hidden decision-making processes. A transparent culture where teams can thrive and get rewarded for the work they put in and the results they achieve.

When people don't play by the rules, we act swiftly. At the same time, we reward individuals and teams who embrace our values.

Powerful Together - We believe that excellence is reached by effective team collaboration and ongoing, open feedback.

We are constantly curious to learn from each other. Understanding and hearing each others' perspectives enables us to make the best decisions. We get inspired by each other to strive for higher standards and ultimately become a better version of ourselves.

You can rely on each other when facing difficult challenges. We encourage everyone to speak up, ask for help and bring up hard conversations. Most importantly, we put a lot of effort into hiring the right people who enjoy spending time with each other.

Players First - We work for the players. Understanding them at deeper levels than just demographics is crucial for our success.

We're player informed. Ultimately we, and not our players, are responsible for making the right decisions for our games. We realize that what players want and what they need may often differ.

We're committed to creating a diverse team. If you feel that you might be interested in the role, even if you don't hit 100% of the criteria, please don't let that put you off. Get in touch with us. We believe in passion and potential.

The Role:

As a Senior Environment Artist at Neon Koi, you'll have a pivotal impact in shaping our visual game environments, and will play a key role in ushering in the next generation of action games on mobile.

You'll work closely with your fellow artists, and will be responsible for building beautiful environments and lighting that our players will love.

Responsibilities
• Create high-quality game environments and lighting following the artistic vision and technical requirements
• Create game environments using Unreal Engine 5, building game worlds, set dressing
• Work especially closely with the level designers, technical artist, 3D environment artists and concept artist to create game environments
• Use your environment 3D asset knowledge in supporting the outsourced 3D artists in creating new optimized and versatile modular assets
• Maintain and polish a streamlined 3D environment asset production pipeline for outsourcing
• Maintain, research and share knowledge of best 3D asset and environment art techniques and practices
• Collaborate with technical department and art direction enabling better asset and environment art solutions
• Offer and receive feedback and help support professional and open creative communication
• Brief, guide and review work by outsourced artists
• Mentor and supervise other artists in your team

Required Skills
• 8+ years of experience in environment art in game development
• Strong artistic understanding of shape, composition and color
• Portfolio examples of beautiful environments you have created that showcase your artistic eye
• Strong expertise in creating optimized environment 3D assets from props to versatile modular environment asset sets
• Excited to work within a stylised art style
• Strong proficiency in 3D and 2D content creation tools of your choice
• Strong technical understanding of game engines and awareness of performance and optimization

Desirable Skills
• Unreal Engine 5 experience
• Experience in mobile game development
• Traditional art skills and passion for art in general
• Deeper interest in architecture and nature as a visual inspiration

Why join us?

Although we're a new company, we're committed to making this a great place to work, so this is only the beginning of our benefits:
• Annual bonus
• Lunch benefits
• Budget towards commuting costs
• Fitness benefits
• Home internet / mobile phone plan
• Educational budget: for language learning, self-training, attending conferences, buying games and books etc
• Financial and practical assistance with relocation through our relocation partner and a relocation budget
• Twice yearly off-sites
• PBG - Pizza, beer and games on the last Friday of every month
• 30 days holiday plus additional days for Wellness and between Christmas and New Year
• Access to PlayStation products and games

We're an equal-opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d2mq22-3-227-240-72-42 in your application.

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