Character Outsource Lead

    • Epic Games
  • Cary, NC
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 4 hours ago

Overview

On Site
Full Time

Skills

Autodesk 3ds Max
Game development
3D computer graphics
Software packaging
Life insurance
Unreal Engine
Architectural design
Leadership
Epic
Creativity
Art
Outsourcing
Management
Reporting
Supervision
Documentation
Video
Shipping
Autodesk Maya
ZBrush
Adobe Photoshop
Organized
Coaching
Value engineering
Virtual reality
Media
Policies
Recruiting

Job Details

WHAT MAKES US EPIC?

At the core of Epic's success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it's building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we're always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We're constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.

ART
What We Do

Push your artistic talent to the limit on a team of world-class environment, character and concept artists who strive to innovate and inspire.
What You'll Do

Epic Games is searching for an experienced Outsourcing Lead to support and supervise creative content provided by outsource partners focused on 3D character art. Reporting to the individual art lead(s) and working with the Outsource Manager, the outsource Lead will provide front-line creative feedback for work submitted for Epic review. Though the role will be mainly supervisory, the individual should be an experienced character artist, having worked in game studio pipelines before, and have a solid hands-on art background. The ideal candidate would be a talented 3D character artist who is able to communicate with outsource partners, including documenting existing pipelines, collecting or creating quality bar and technical example assets, collecting photo references, creating asset blockouts, creatin
In this role, you will
  • Work closely with the individual Epic Art Leads, Outsource Manager(s), and artists on the team to ensure assets have all the information they need when they are sent out to the external teams
  • Collect or generate detailed documentation, video references, and examples of art asset production, procedures, and engine requirements to support the external vendors
  • If required, make any needed fixes to keep assets consistent and technically game-ready as they're handed off from the outsourcing partner
  • Clearly communicate feedback to the outsource partner, and ensure those creative notes and goals are met. Informing leadership in the event that isn't happening
  • Communicate and partner with internal Epic art staff ensuring outsourced assets are ingested into the pipeline and engine correctly
  • When required, some amount of hands-on art production delivering assets for the project, ensuring they are familiar and capable of working inside of the Epic pipeline
  • Bug support, triage, and resolution for any art assets that have been created by the outsourcing team
What we're looking for
  • Experience in shipping AAA titles across multiple platforms
  • Experienced shipping 3D Character production assets for games
  • Experienced in game art asset creation in a variety of software packages including Maya, 3ds Max, Zbrush, Photoshop, Substance, etc
  • Must be highly organized, self-driven, customer-focused, and a great team player
  • Must be a clear and concise communicator, able to deliver complex creative feedback across external vendor locations
  • Experience working within a team and a fast-paced production environment
  • You're user-focused, passionate, solutions-focused, and innovative
EPIC JOB + EPIC BENEFITS = EPIC LIFE

Our intent is to cover all things that are medically necessary and improve the quality of life. We pay 100% of the premiums for both you and your dependents. Our coverage includes Medical, Dental, a Vision HRA, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance & a 401k with competitive match. We also offer a robust mental well-being program through Modern Health, which provides free therapy and coaching for employees & dependents. Throughout the year we celebrate our employees with events and company-wide paid breaks. We offer unlimited PTO and sick time and recognize individuals for 7 years of employment with a paid sabbatical.

ABOUT US

Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we've been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic's award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.
Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here .

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