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Art Outsource Manager

First Contact Entertainment is seeking a well-rounded Art Outsource Manager with experience creating and managing the creation of high quality assets for video games

Area

Art

Job Type

Location

Full Time

Santa Monica, CA USA

We are looking for someone to help create and maintain relationships and paradigms between production teams and external partners. The ideal candidate is results driven with a practical and strategic approach to planning that ensures healthy and sustainable production without compromising quality. Candidates should have a strong understanding of game art creation and should strive to push the boundaries of next gen art standards. They should be organized, adaptable and understanding of technical limitations and budgets.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Improve outsource practices and maximize efficiency in the outsource pipeline

  • Manage the creation of high quality assets by external partners

  • Engage proactively with directors and producers in order to make sure all assets meet quality standards and are delivered on time

  • Implement assets using UE4 and custom tools/pipelines

  • Work with directors and producers to design tracking workflows

  • Facilitate art content development and feedback between product teams and outsource partners 

  • Discover and build relationships with new venders

  • Match production teams with the right vendor(s) with product vision in mind

  • Clearly articulate goals and standards to external partners

 
REQUIREMENTS
  • Highly experienced and proficient in working with outsourcing partners towards the creation of high quality World Art assets that meet metrics and technical requirements.

  • Professional and effective communication skills 

  • High degree of proactivity and urgency 

  • Working knowledge of Maya, Substance Designer, Substance Painter, Zbrush, Photoshop, and other industry standard software

  • Team player capable of adapting to changing production demands as well as ability to communicate clearly

  • General understanding of modular development workflows

  • Must be currently eligible to work in the USA for any employer

  • An interest in VR

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
  • 4+ years of previous game studio experience with at least 1 shipped title

  • VR Game Experience

  • Unreal 4 Experience

HOW TO APPLY

Please send all required documents listed below to:

jobs@firstcontactent.com

      

SUBMISSION / PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS
  • Resume

  • Cover letter