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Senior Outsource Supervisor, Environment - Overwatch 2

Company: Blizzard Entertainment
Location: Irvine
Posted on: September 23, 2022

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Team Name: Overwatch Job Title:
Senior Outsource Supervisor, Environment - Overwatch 2 Requisition ID:
R015382 Job Description: Senior Outsource Supervisor, Environments - Overwatch 2 The Overwatch team is seeking a Senior Outsource Supervisor for 3D Environment Art with a focus on architecture/level art. As an Outsource Supervisor on Blizzard's Overwatch 2, your talent and vision will help shape the expanding Overwatch universe. You will work closely with our concept, environment, and level design team to create levels that are both gameplay-oriented, beautiful, and consistent with the handcrafted art styles that our games are known for. This is a full-time position that combines hands-on art direction and content creation. We are searching for the type of artist who can give precise and constructive visual input, as well as implement feedback to direct external artists and guide them to successful results. In short, you'll be part of a close-knit, collaborative community of artists, engineers and designers whose sole goal is to make a truly epic and immersive game experience. COVID-19 Hiring Update: We've transitioned to a work-from-home model and we're continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person's circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options. Responsibilities Manage communications and provide feedback to artists and help maintain a strong creative relationship between external and internal art teams.
Generate detailed documentation, visual reference, and examples of art asset production, procedures, and engine requirements to support the external vendors.
Own the quality control over all incoming art assets, providing detailed feedback and approvals to the vendor in order to deliver quality assets to the development team.
Implement approved assets into the game engine, along with making any needed fixes to keep assets consistent and game ready.
Work closely with the Lead Environment Artist, production team, and outsource manager to determine outsourcing needs, pipelines, budgets and costs for art assets.
Create 3D in-game level art. Use next-gen materials and pipelines to forge assets for use in the game engine.
Iterate on level art and layout with designers via prototyping and group critiques to improve look and gameplay. Requirements A minimum of 5 years' experience in game development as an artist specializing in level art/architectural modeling.
Familiar with next generation asset creation pipelines and tools.
An exceptional understanding of form, shape, structure, and silhouette.
Superior eye for light, shade, color, and detail in creating texture maps.
Passion for level design.
Self-motivation, good communication skills, and a great team-player attitude.
Able to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary art team to help bring environments to life within the vision of the game design.
Able to effectively collaborate with game designers and programmers.
Understanding of the visual style of Blizzard games and a passion to push it to the next level. Pluses Experience in creating visual designs that support gameplay oriented goals.
Experience working with outsourcing teams
Experience in an art director or lead artist role
Clear and concise communications, leadership, and people skills
Experience with BSP level design.
Proven problem-solving / prototyping ability.
Skill in one or more related disciplines - lighting, VFX, or concept.
Have shipped AAA PC or console titles as an environment/level artist.
Good technical chops and the ability to quickly master new pipelines and tools. Submission / Portfolio requirements Cover Letter is required.
Portfolio demonstrating relevant artistic skills required.
Only online artwork submissions will be accepted (e.g. website, blog or online album).
Must be willing to complete an art test if requested to do so. Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We've worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences---ever. Join us! We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply. Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Keywords: Blizzard Entertainment, Irvine , Senior Outsource Supervisor, Environment - Overwatch 2, Other , Irvine, California

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