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General 3D Artist, Lumberyard

General 3D Artist, Lumberyard

Job ID 
550497
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
9/7/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

Amazon Lumberyard is a free AAA game engine deeply integrated with AWS and Twitch – with full source. The Lumberyard team aspires to help game developers create the highest quality games, engage massive communities of fans, and connect their games to the vast compute and storage of the cloud.

Amazon Game Services is looking for an all around artist. The ideal candidate will be comfortable troubleshooting, inventing, and documenting workflows for artists creating assets for game development. These assets will be developed for and used with the Lumberyard game engine and created alongside the development teams that are building the engine. You will need to be proficient at modeling, scripting and automating applications such as Maya or 3DS Max. You will need to be comfortable troubleshooting and inventing within game engines. You will work with both our internal teams and external partners, including art, design, and technical discipline leads, to solve their challenges. You will provide direction to peers, and need to 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

  • Portfolio demonstrates art experience in several of the following: characters, rigging, animation, visual effects, or environments
  • Must have real-time game or interactive experience.
  • Experience 3D modeling with a portfolio of examples
  • Experience troubleshooting art workflow issues
  • 2+ years of experience using Maya, 3DS Max, o Blender
  • Worked on at least 1 game title for PC, console or mobile



Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience collaborating with design, art, and technical teams
  • Able to troubleshoot and fix complex workflow issues in artist software.
  • Experience scripting with Maya and 3DS Max
  • Experience writing shaders
  • In depth experience and skills relating to modeling, texturing, lighting, character rigging, animation, dynamics and particle systems. With an advanced knowledge of what makes the resultant assets efficient.
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.com is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.