Do you want to be part of shaping the next evolution of Paradox Grand Strategy? Do you like having a massive and direct impact on the game and its style? Look no further! We are in early development of an exciting new non-historical IP and looking for a passionate and skilled artist to take the ownership of the 3D Characters within the game.
About the role
As a 3D Character Artist in Paradox Studio Gold you will work closely with the Art Director in shaping the overall vision for the characters art, setting technical and visual targets/benchmarks.
Our philosophy is to keep our dev teams small, with focus on creativity, problem-solving and supporting each other but still with a high degree of autonomy in your role. Furthermore, you will collaborate closely with programmers and animators in the team to establish a smooth production pipeline. You will be working directly inside the game, using our character customization systems to create the diverse cast of characters we intend to have in our game.
Experience as a games 3D Character artist with the portfolio to prove it.
Proficient Zbrush, Marvelous Designer and Substance Painter skills.
Strong skills in Maya/Max and Photoshop.
Knowledge of skinning, rigging, technical constraints, and in-engine implementation.
Comfortable using English in spoken and written form.
Nice to haves
Experience with Game engines such as Unreal etc.
Experience working with character customization systems (Morph targets, modular attachments, clothing swaps etc).
Character concepting skills.
As part of the recruitment process, you may be asked to perform a test.
We'd love to work with you, apply today!
Paradox Development Studio
At Paradox Development Studio we enjoy working close to our products and our fans. Our developers regularly interact with players on our forums, and at events, such as PDXCon. We think it’s important to get to know our colleagues, and so we end each Friday with a social hour where we embrace our geeky culture by chatting over a few drinks, or by breaking out into meeting rooms with board- and roleplaying games, and old video game consoles. Paradox consists of employees from all around the globe and with all manner of backgrounds, and we’re happy to offer relocation support for people applying from outside of Sweden.
Some of our benefits include:
If you think that this description matches you, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously. 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.
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)
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
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”
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)
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:
- GET SHIT DONE
About Paradox Interactive
Paradox Interactive is a leading global publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy catalog, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. We have offices in Stockholm and Umeå, Sweden. We work with renowned distributors world wide and are present on all major digital download portals. We share a passion for gaming and gamers and our goal is to provide deep and challenging games with hours of gameplay to our growing 2 000 000 + member community.
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