hero

Job opportunities in the Octopus Ventures portfolio

Octopus Ventures
Octopus Ventures
174
companies
617
Jobs

Senior Level Environment Artist

iSize Technologies

iSize Technologies

Helsinki, Finland
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Senior Level Environment Artist - Helsinki or Berlin - Full Time

We are Neon Koi. We are a PlayStation Studio. Our mission is to make mobile action games with epic stories that foster lasting connections with players around the world. Our aim is to amass a stellar portfolio over the next decade by focusing on building highly collaborative, experienced and empowered teams in Helsinki & Berlin.

We offer you the chance to join a rapidly growing international team of passionate and talented game makers, just like yourself. As a young company, you, as an early employee, will have a genuine opportunity to contribute significantly to the culture and operations.

Neon Koi is formerly known as Savage Game Studios.

Why do our people love it here?

Our team can be summed up as being hungry, humble, and people-smart. We genuinely love what we do and aim high. To succeed as a diverse international team spread across two locations (Helsinki & Berlin), effective collaboration and communication are key. While we are all talented individuals, the sweetest achievement is succeeding together as a team.

Fair Play - To us, fairness stands for treating people justly, and not letting your personal feelings bias your decisions about them. We strive to preserve a culture, which doesn’t have glass ceilings or hidden decision-making processes. A transparent culture where teams can thrive and get rewarded for the work they put in and the results they achieve.

When people don’t play by the rules, we act swiftly. At the same time, we reward individuals and teams who embrace our values.

Powerful Together - We believe that excellence is reached by effective team collaboration and ongoing, open feedback.

We are constantly curious to learn from each other. Understanding and hearing each others’ perspectives enables us to make the best decisions. We get inspired by each other to strive for higher standards and ultimately become a better version of ourselves.

You can rely on each other when facing difficult challenges. We encourage everyone to speak up, ask for help and bring up hard conversations. Most importantly, we put a lot of effort into hiring the right people who enjoy spending time with each other.

Players First - We work for the players. Understanding them at deeper levels than just demographics is crucial for our success.

We’re player informed. Ultimately we, and not our players, are responsible for making the right decisions for our games. We realize that what players want and what they need may often differ.

We’re committed to creating a diverse team. If you feel that you might be interested in the role, even if you don’t hit 100% of the criteria, please don’t let that put you off. Get in touch with us. We believe in passion and potential.

The Role

As a Senior Level Environment Artist at Neon Koi, you’ll have a pivotal impact in shaping our visual game environments, and will play a key role in ushering in the next generation of action games on mobile.

You’ll work closely with your fellow artists, and will be responsible for building beautiful environments and lighting that our players will love.

Responsibilities

  • Create high-quality game environments and lighting following the artistic vision and technical requirements
  • Work especially closely with the level designers, technical artist, 3D environment artists and concept artist to create game environments
  • Plan, execute and maintain a streamlined iterative environment production pipeline
  • Create game environments using Unreal Engine 5
  • Provide support on the 3D environment asset production
  • Maintain, research and share knowledge of best 3D environment art techniques and practices
  • Collaborate with technical department and art direction enabling better environment art solutions
  • Offer and receive feedback and help support professional and open creative communication
  • Brief, guide and review work by outsourced artists
  • Mentor and supervise other artists in your team

Required Skills

  • 8+ years of experience in 3D environment art in game development
  • Strong artistic understanding of shape, composition, lighting and color
  • Portfolio examples of beautiful game environments and lighting you have created that showcase your artistic eye
  • Strong expertise in creating optimized 3D game environments and lighting for them
  • Excited to work within a stylised art style
  • Strong proficiency in 3D and 2D content creation tools of your choice
  • Strong technical understanding of game engines and awareness of performance and optimization

Desirable Skills

  • Unreal Engine 5 experience
  • Experience in mobile game development
  • Traditional art skills and passion for art in general
  • Deeper interest in architecture and nature as a visual inspiration

Why join us?

Although we’re a new company, we’re committed to making this a great place to work, so this is only the beginning of our benefits

  • Annual bonus
  • Paid lunches
  • Budget towards commuting costs
  • Gym or sporting subscription to spend as you wish
  • Mental wellness support
  • Home internet or mobile phone provided
  • Educational budget: for language learning, self-training, attending conferences, buying games and books etc
  • Financial and practical assistance with relocation through our relocation partner and a relocation budget
  • Twice yearly off-sites, this year we held one in Berlin and one in Helsinki
  • PBG - Pizza, beverages, and games on the last Friday of every month
  • 30 days holiday plus additional days for wellness and between Christmas and New Year

We're an equal-opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.