Hard Surface Art Lead - Outsourcing

Do you want to work with an award-winning team by managing and supervising the quality of outsource art for Payday, one of the most iconic and recognized brands in the games industry?As an experienced Hard Surface Lead Artist you will be responsible for the creation and quality as well as planning and prioritization of the outsourced weapons and vehicle assets. You will help out to develop and maintain the structure and setup of the outsource content pipeline. This puts high demands on demonstrable technical knowledge and performance as well as visual quality. The role requires you to be able to multi-task and possess good communication skills both spoken and written.

Job Tasks:

  • Quality assurance and feedback to external vendors
  • Work with Internal art leadership and experts to establish technical and quality goals
  • Create and maintain a library of brief
  • Use latest industry softwares to review incoming art assets through production
  • Provide detailed feedback as well as paint overs with notes

Must have:

  • At least 6+ years of experience working as a 3D artist within games
  • Experience from working on at least 2+ released AAA games
  • A great sense of scale and proportions, materials, color and light
  • Fluent in English with excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • You are great at articulate asset creation process and provide the right critical feedback
  • Great experience and knowledge working with shaders, pipeline and PBR
  • Knowledge and interest in both technical setups and mechanical functions
  • Proven knowledge of asset creation, in-game model, UV layout, LODs, Collision
  • Great understanding of real-time graphics with proven experience in creating realistic looking weapons and vehicles

To be successful in this position:

  • Previous experience working with outsource teams and mentoring artist through daily feedback and documentations
  • You are an organized and good leader, strategic, and thoughtful in all interactions with internal and external teams and partners
  • Have an expert understanding of game production and have a proven ability to problem-solve, schedule and monitor tasks
  • Strong artistic skill set, a good sense of scale and proportions, materials, color and light
  • Familiar with project management software, e.g. Jira, Confluence and Shotgun
  • Great with time estimations, assessments and prioritizing
  • Well versed with Maya, Z-brush and Photoshop
  • Experience of working with photogrammetry is a plus
  • Great knowledge in Substance designer and Painter
  • Good understanding of customization
  • Experience working with Unreal, Unity or similar game engine
  • Ability to work in a team, communicate well and being proactive
  • Structured and technical with experience in outsource management

Still reading? Great, because here comes the good part: We offer you a position at a company where we value empowerment, agility and ownership. While we evolve we want you to grow with us and to develop as a professional.

Sounds good? Then we can’t wait to see your resume and meet you! We recommend that you apply as soon as possible, as interviews are held continuously. Send your application with a resume and portfolio in English. All applications must include a portfolio to be considered.


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What makes it Starbreeze?

  • Progress through commitment and collaboration

    At Starbreeze we believe in enabling and supporting our colleagues to be successful.

  • Alignment around the product

    Game development is the heartbeat and we are continuously evolving how all teams and members can be an efficient part.

  • We are in it for the long run.....

    At Starbreeze we value everyone´s engagement and with quality in mind, we rely on everyone´s input in planning and to define the ports of our games.

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