Cold Iron Studios

Please Note

  • Applicants without a portfolio will not be considered

Position Summary

Cold Iron is seeking an experienced Sr. Environment Artist to join us in creating our next game for consoles and PC! This position is fully remote and open to applicants across the country.

Do you excel at building props and spaces that are as pleasing to look at as they are to play with? Are you a passionate game developer looking to create the best experiences possible? Join our creative, collaborative studio where you will help craft visually inspiring worlds and awesome gameplay environments.

Here’s the most important one: Do you do it all for the game? Because you know that your talents are needed to make sure that even the best development teams get an awesome experience out the door?

Awesome. Come join our creative, collaborative studio where you will be part of a tight, integrated team of game developers.

Your Day to Day

You can expect to be responsible and accountable for the following:

  • Translate concept art and design ideas into 3D gameplay worlds
  • Create props, architecture, and terrain models, textures, and materials
  • Collaborate with the team to design and layout gameplay spaces
  • Layout levels from whitebox through final set dressing and lighting
  • Help drive the art vision for the game
  • Assist in establishing pipelines for the best results in a given amount of time
  • Help set and maintain the high quality bar for the game
  • Assist in scoping work for on time milestone deliveries
  • Guide and mentor other team members

Your Career Progression

Do the best work of your career! No, really, that’s what we expect of you. Come aboard and work with industry veterans all working to improve their craft and become better game developers. Your portfolio of experience will grow, and the size of the audience you reach will expand exponentially. The small team atmosphere allows you to contribute more and have greater ownership over what you do day to day.

Requirements

  • Portfolio of work demonstrating strong proficiency as an Environment Artist
  • Professional experience working on recent generation games
  • Strong sense of level design, scale, and gameplay flow
  • Passion for playing and creating games
  • Self driven with strong communication skills
  • Ability to mentor and teach other artists
  • Ability to tackle challenges and problem solve with a strong sense of ownership
  • Ability to work closely with many other disciplines and be a team player
  • Understanding of lighting, composition, and set dressing
  • Skilled in creating and understanding PBR materials
  • Advanced understanding of Maya/Max, Photoshop, ZBrush, Substance
  • Advanced understanding of current game art pipelines and methodologies

Would Love to See

  • Experience with multiplayer games and/or shooters
  • Experience with Unreal Engine

Education

  • No requirement

Location

  • Fully remote

About our Location

Cold Iron is a team of passionate game developers located in San Jose, California. We’re a diverse group of veterans with decades of experience developing and launching award-winning MMO and action titles on PC and console.

Exceptional employee benefits, Remote work; 18 days PTO first year; 11 paid holidays plus company-wide shutdown between Christmas and New Year’s Day; Robust Medical, Dental, Vision insurance coverage for entire family; Company matched 401k vested immediately; Flex Spending Accounts, generous tuition reimbursements, ultra-creative environment.