Senior 3D Artist at Glu Mobile (acquired by Electronic Arts in April 2021)

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CrowdStar is a Glu Mobile studio and now part of the Electronic Arts family. The combination of our talented teams at Glu and EA position us as a leader in the largest gaming category in the world. We are forming a powerful growth engine that will expand our current games and deliver more amazing new experiences across sports, lifestyle, mid-core, and casual for players everywhere. Come join us!

Team Overview
 
At our CrowdStar studio, we believe that there is a huge opportunity in interactive entertainment products for women, and our goal is to build products which engage, empower and enrich lives. With our two top grossing titles, Covet Fashion and Design Home, CrowdStar has developed new ways for players to enjoy fashion and interior design. Not only are we changing how women game, we’re also changing how they discover and shop for everything from clothing to shoes, or furniture to home decor.

CrowdStar prides itself on building products that push the line between App and Game. As a team, we are passionate not only about creating entertainment but also providing real value outside of the game. This studio is now in the early stages of creating its next big hit.

Role Overview

This role will work with the Art Director to visualize and bring to life realistic, high end 3D content for a new CrowdStar product. You have an eye for the elevated, luxury aesthetic as well as a deep technical knowledge of how to bring that vision to life on a mobile platform. You’ll help establish the guidelines, processes, standards and tools required to build and maintain a heavy content pipeline. This is an exciting opportunity for candidates with a top notch proficiency in modeling, texturing, lighting and shaders and an established background in technical problem solving. You will be working at our in-house development studio in San Francisco, CA.

You’ll most often:

  • Establish modeling, lighting, shading and scene creation standards for all 3D content
  • Collaborate with the dev team to establish technical processes and solve challenges
  • Model, texture, and light assets for prototypes and production
  • Use Unity for layout, scene-building, and lighting
  • Participate in R&D of new techniques and tools

You’ll be a great fit for this role if you have:

  • A strong creative sensibility, a clear sense of style and polish, and discerning eye for the luxury aesthetic
  • 3+ years experience in a senior or lead role building 3D content pipelines for mobile devices
  • A versatility of style and an appreciation for art and design outside the world of games
  • A passion for experimentation, collaboration and pushing boundaries

And your skills and experience include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited Design or Game Art Program
  • 8 years related experience
  • Expert knowledge of Unity and implementing 3D assets into game engines
  • Expert knowledge with 3D modeling and art software, such as: Maya, 3DS Max, Substance Designer/Painter, and the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Demonstrated understanding of PBR material workflows
  • A history of creative, technical problem-solving
  • Experience inspiring, supporting and overseeing a small team
  • Self-motivation and the ability to collaborate effectively within a fun and energetic team

**Please submit your portfolio with your application. Applications without portfolios will not be considered.

At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers.
 
We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more!
 
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.

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What are Glu Mobile (acquired by Electronic Arts in April 2021) Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have our Fun team which volunteers regularly plan and run various company-wide events for team bonding and stress relief. We also have several guilds that meet in various disciplines.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Glu employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their Medical FSA and 270 a month towards Transit FSA
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
We have multiple vision plans, including a $0 premium plan for all Full Time Employees.
Health Insurance Benefits
We have 4 different health plans including Kaiser and a HSA account
Life Insurance
Team workouts
Glu's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga and Grokker team challenges
Mental Health Benefits
We partner with Ginger for 24/7 access to mental health help, anytime
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
GLu provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Empower. We match 50% of contributions up to 6% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Company Equity
Glu offers RSUs as part of our equity package, as well as refreshers for top performers.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Glu allows qualified employees to purchase company shares at a discounted price every 6 months.
Performance Bonus
Glu's performance bonus plans are targeted percentage bonus, awarded yearly. Additionally we offer spot bonuses for going above and beyond.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 8 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker, with a mixture of supplementing EDD, STD and our benefits.
Flexible Work Schedule
Glu provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Core hours.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home Full-time remote for all positions during the COVID Shelter in Place
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Glu sponsors family oriented events Semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Glu employees receive between 16 and 21 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Glu offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees including a Transit FSA and CalTrain GoPass.
Company Outings
Glu hosts company outings Semi-annually in addition to our studio and team events.
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Glu has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and even Kombucha on tap.
Happy Hours
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking with 24/7 access and monitoring downtown SF. In Foster City we have free parking.
Parking
Glu Sports, in Foster CIty, pet policy is Occasional bring your pet to work days
Recreational Clubs
Our relocation assistance plan is offered for some positions.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Glu offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers help with paying for classes.
Lunch and learns
Glu hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer a budget annually for continuing education.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
We support paid industry certifications.
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