Senior Artist - Orbital

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Description

We are nDreams, an award-winning independent developer and publisher, delivering world-leading interactive VR experiences.

Our new fully remote studio nDreams Studio Orbital has just been announced, and we’re looking for talented people to help pioneer development in live service games for VR that will entertain players for years.

We have the speed and creative flexibility of a start-up, with the experience and backing of the team behind Fracked, Far Cry: Dive Into Insanity and #1 Selling, Award-winning Phantom: Covert Ops.

This is an exciting opportunity to be at the heart of both a new team and project right from the start.

We are looking for a talented artist who is an expert in art creation and level implementation. The ideal candidate should have significant knowledge in games art and will become the go-to person for certain areas of development at the studio. They will help mentor more junior artists and will work collaboratively across the project to ensure the best possible ideas are professionally presented and realised in-game.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the art director to embody the artistic vision of the project
  • Prototype smart approaches to art and content creation.
  • Construct full environments from block-out to final, whilst considering composition, atmosphere, lighting, and level design.
  • Verify the quality of objects in VR and make improvements where necessary to fit technical limitations and artistic direction.
  • Actively participate to help make improvements to work methods and pipelines. 
  • Share knowledge and recommend best practices in your area of operation.  
  • Mentor and support junior members of the art team through reviews and feedback.
  • Be prepared to contribute to other areas of the project when possible - such as lighting, prop creation, VFX material/shader authoring, concept ideation and LOD generation.
  • Discover, design & build fun into the game, in conjunction with the team.

Requirements

  • Expert knowledge of video games development processes and production pipelines. 
  • Strong knowledge of implementing art in Unreal or similar game engines. 
  • Strong 2D and 3D skills in art software packages such as Maya, ZBrush, Substance and Photoshop.
  • Experience achieving stunning visuals for more constrained devices, with an understanding of platform limitations, memory, and performance. 
  • Knowledge of the latest technologies and current trends in art pipelines. 
  • Good understanding of art fundamentals and design (including shape, form, composition, dynamics, colour, and depth theories) 
  • Working knowledge of industry standard project management tools and source control software. 
  • Excellent knowledge of real-time modelling techniques (shaders, PBR, normal, displacement etc.)
  • A passion for video games, art, and commitment to personal development. 
  • A creative thinker with strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Positive and outgoing personality with a can-do attitude and be able to adapt based on feedback. 
  • A true team player, able to work collaboratively as a part of a multidiscipline team with the initiative, drive, and organisation skills to deliver excellent results on time.
  • Comfortable working in an Agile environment and responsive to change in the face of uncertainty.
  • Interest in the VR market and the latest gameplay innovations.

Benefits

Why Join nDreams?

Our growing studio shares a passion for innovation, collaboration and defining the future of VR. We encourage an open, creative, and diverse culture and empower people to explore their ideas and put their own stamp on projects. With humble beginnings of our own, we combine big projects and opportunities with a personal, caring touch. We’re proud of our culture – come and see why!

We offer some great perks, including flexible core hours, private health insurance, pension, 20 days holiday (increasing yearly to a maximum of 25 days), two duvet days plus a day off to celebrate your birthday. As you’d guess, we provide all the equipment you need to create amazing VR experiences.

We are a remote first studio with the advantages that brings. We will hold social get togethers once per quarter in London to bond and become the best team we can be.

Interested?

Salary is competitive and dependent on your experience.

If you think this could be the role for you, we’d love you to get in touch!  Drop us your CV via the link below. 

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