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Do you want to be a part of building our new studio and great grand strategy games in Barcelona?

Paradox Tinto is now looking for a talented 3D Character Artist to join our art team for Europa Universalis IV, to craft world-class portraits and 3D assets for our grand strategy games.

About the Role

We are looking for a 3D Character Artist with a broad skillset to create realistic and historically-accurate characters, both for portraits in the UI and units on the world map.

Responsibilities:

  • Create human characters, clothing, hairstyles, and props
  • Drive the character art vision in collaboration with the Art Lead
  • Working with external partners to produce outsourced assets (writing briefs, giving feedback, implementing into the game)

Qualifications:

  • At least 3+ years of experience working in the games industry
  • Expert knowledge of human anatomy
  • Skilled in Zbrush, Marvelous Designer, Substance Painter, and Maya
  • Knowledge of skinning, rigging, technical constraints, and optimization
  • An interest in world culture and history
  • Able to give and receive feedback in fluent English

Experience in the following is a plus:

  • Familiarity with Paradox historical grand strategy games, such as Europa Universalis IV and Crusader Kings III
  • Modelling creatures and animals
  • 3D character animation
  • VFX, particles, lighting
  • Technical art skills (shaders, MEL script, C++)
  • 2D concepts

Requirements:

  •  Please provide a link to your portfolio to showcase your talents.

The right candidate is passionate about our games and about maintaining historical accuracy, which is very central to many of our IP’s. At Paradox we take pride in providing opportunities for our artists to work on varying projects and titles whenever possible, and to develop and learn new skills. Therefore we also actively look for people who are interested in expanding their talents. Ideal Paradox employees enjoy working in a fast paced open work environment, and have good communication, pedagogical skills and respect towards other team members.

The Studio:

The new Paradox Barcelona studio is the latest addition to the Paradox studio family. Founded in 2020, Paradox Tinto is established by a small and dedicated team of industry veterans led by Johan Andersson. Building on our experience from Paradox Development Studio, this new team will create awesome grand strategy games and take on the role as the custodian and developer of the Europa Universalis brand, the game that started it all twenty years ago.

The Team:

At Paradox Tinto we work in a small, gameplay focused team, where everyone is part of crafting the player experience and has an input on the design of the game. We believe that game development should be fun and strive for a relaxed, stress-free atmosphere. Being a small studio built from the ground up, we expect everyone to contribute to the development of the studio and its culture.

Our purpose at Paradox Tinto is to develop a safe and healthy environment that allows us to create complex, challenging and rewarding games together.

 

The Location:

Our office is located in a Mediterranean coastal city called Sitges, Barcelona.This position is based in Sitges, Barcelona. 

Sitges is barely 20 min away from El Prat, Barcelona’s International Airport, and not only offers 17 different beaches around its own coastline (“Costa del Garraf”), but also offers an average of 300 days of sun a year.

This warm and sunny weather is perfect to enjoy outdoor sports and leisure activities with your family and friends around the area; while mountain lovers still have a wide range of all-year round mountain activities in the Pyrenees, only 2h drive.

In addition, this historical town will captivate you with its cultural events, Mediterranean food and its excellent Spanish wine of course! 

https://www.visitsitges.com/es/

Practical information

Scope: Fulltime and permanent

Location: Sitges, Barcelona, Spain. Although remote working will be allowed until COVID-19 pandemic situation improves and it is safe for all our employees.

Reports to: Head of Operations

Some of our benefits include: Flexible hours, 25 day holidays and game access

 

If you think that this description matches your background, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously for this position. In your application, please show us why your previous experiences and skills would work for this role and why you are interested in working at Paradox. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this.

At Paradox Interactive we celebrate difference and care deeply about diversity and inclusion. We therefore encourage you, no matter who you are, to apply for this job if you think you’d be  a great addition to our team.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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Working at Paradox

So what’s in it for you? We keep it simple and have divided this into four areas: work, social, development, and compensation. This is a brief summary of our perks and what it means to work at Paradox. If you want to know more - get in touch!


  • Work

    Small teams and accessible managers means that your contributions are important to us

    You are close to the final product, our community and our fans - we encourage you to interact with our community and players directly through social media, our forum, and via streams

    Work/Life balance is important to us so our plans do not rely on crunch (this does not mean we never work overtime but overtime is relatively uncommon)

  • Social

    Company-wide Social Hour every Friday with snacks & beverages

    Yearly company parties

    Ping-Pong table/Pool Table, Warhammer table, and lots and lots of board games

    Spoiler-free break room environment for at least a week after major movie/show launch

  • Development

    Leadership courses available for all employees

    We continuously send employees to conferences and development opportunities such as GDC and GamesCom

    Lunch n´ Learn sessions held by employees: topics range from everything between “Doing business in China” to “Surviving the zombie apocalypse”

  • Compensation

    Competitive monthly salary and salary revision once per year

    Participation in our company wide profit share program

    5+1 weeks of paid vacation per year

    For international hires, we will provide relocation assistance (Visa application, Initial Home Finding, Settling in Service, and your flight)

Our Culture

In November 2016, we gathered the entire company for a four day conference in Malta. The focus of the conference was to discuss company direction, discuss our internal goals, and also put into words the company culture we are so keen to keep as we continue to grow. Together, we decided that the following cultural pillars are what makes up the foundation of Paradox:

- DEDICATED

- PASSIONATE

- GET SHIT DONE

- OPEN-MINDED

- NERDY

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