Associate Object Modeler
Location: Redwood City, CA, USA
Requisition Number: 162070
Position Title: Associate Artist
Object Modeler, Artist 1
Role Overview (Full-time)
Maxis is looking for you to be a part of the creative team working on The Sims 4. We ask that you are motivated and can work well with a cross-disciplinary group.
The Sims 4 is looking to fill a role for Object Modeler. Architecture, furniture, machinery, vehicles, vegetation; as an Object Modeler you create all of these and more. You hand paint your textures and know how to improve a mesh for best performance without sacrificing visual quality. Though your passion is creating beautiful assets, as an Object Modeler, you are comfortable working within a technical pipeline with Animators and Engineers. You can run with a task with little oversight but are able to receive feedback from Art Direction and love collaborating with your peers.
You will report to one of the Artist Development Directors within the studio.
Major responsibilities include:
- Create and debug assets in The Sims 4 while maintaining technical standards.
- Model and texture high quality modeling assets.
- Work with multiple development disciplines, including non-art specific groups, to assess and improve assets.
- Maintain technical and aesthetical coherence with the Sims brand.
Skills and Experience:
- 2+ years of experience in art game development
- At least one shipped title in the role of Modeling or equivalent on PC or major console
- Proficient experience with 3D Software such as Maya & Photoshop.
- Strong time management and communication skills.
- Strong traditional art skill in drawings or sketches.
- Excellent sense of form, weight (mass), and volume.
- Good use of light and shadow.
- Breadth of artistic styles, especially hand painted.
- An understanding of optimization for game engines.
- Excellent sense of quality and craftsmanship.
Nice to have:
- Experience with ZBrush, Substance Painter/Designer, Marmoset, etc.
- Familiarity with The Sims
You must submit a portfolio illustrating your 3D modeling and texturing skill set to be considered for this role.
Community / Marketing Title: Associate Object Modeler
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Days Open: 46
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We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more.
Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game.
Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.