Weapons Artist (NOC 5241)

by Digital Extremes

Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Mar 24, 2021
Digital Extremes

Job Description

Permanent, Full time (40 hrs/wk) @ $28.85 - $37.00/hr. Benefits include dental insurance, medical insurance, disability insurance.  Reasonable moving expenses included.


Digital Extremes is seeking a Weapons Artist (NOC 5241) to join our team. You will be joining a small team of creative individuals responsible for creating not only weapons, but cosmetic items such as armor and capes, skins, and even spaceships for Warframe. We are a close-knit team that values communication and teamwork to deliver strong work. You will be able to use whatever software you are comfortable with to create deliverables. Concept art creation abilities are not required, but are a welcome extra. A strong understanding of AAA standard PBR and high/low poly asset creation methods is expected.

Digital Extremes Ltd. (250 York St., Suite 100, London, ON N6A 6K2) seeks a Weapons Artist (NOC 5241) to perform the following duties:  
  • Work with the Lead Artist to create AAA standard hard surface assets.
  • Creation of hi and low poly models, textures, and materials for use as real-time game assets.
  • Developing block in, high and low poly, multi-part baking, PBR texturing digital images;
  • Creating sub-d modeling and hard surface sculpting.
  • Creating different scales and subject matter for weapons, armor and capes, skins, and spaceships
  • Applying digital modeling techniques for use in creating complex mechanical objects such as, weapons, armor and capes, skins, and spaceships
  • Creating light, shade, color, and detail in creating texture maps and materials.
  • University degree in visual arts with specialization in graphic design, interior design, commercial art, graphic communications or cartooning OR completion of a college diploma program in graphic arts or interior design.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in game development modeling and texturing weapons, equipment or vehicles using Maya, ZBrush / Mudbox, and Photoshop.
  • Exceptional knowledge of the asset creation process (block in, high and low poly, multi part baking, PBR texturing, etc).
  • Excellent skill at sub-d modeling and hard surface sculpting.
  • Flexible skills that translate to different scales and subject matter (weapons, vehicles, costumes, etc).
  • Ingrained sense of the principals of design and how to apply them to your models and textures.
  • Self-motivated, good communication skills and the ability to integrate into a tight knit team.
  • An exceptional understanding of hard surface modeling techniques for use in creating complex mechanical objects, such as, weapons and vehicles.
  • Superior eye for light, shade, color, and detail in creating texture maps and materials.
  • Self-motivation, good communication skills, and a great team-player attitude.
  • Have shipped AAA PC or console titles as a 3D Artist specializing in equipment, weapons, or vehicles.
  • Experience in creating mechanical characters and vehicles.
  • Skill in one or more related disciplines – illustration, animation, visual effects, or technical art. 
Founded in 1993 by James Schmalz, Digital Extremes ranks as one of the world’s top independent video game development studios. Originating with the co-creation of Epic Games’ multi-million unit selling Unreal® franchise including Unreal and Unreal Tournament, Digital Extremes went on to develop Dark Sector®, BioShock® for the PlayStation®3, the BioShock 2 multiplayer campaign, and The Darkness® II. The studio has reached its greatest critical and commercial success with the free-to-play action game, Warframe®, boasting a global community of 50 million registered players on PC, PS4™, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch™. For more information about Digital Extremes, visit www.digitalextremes.com. To sign up for Warframe, visit www.warframe.com.
Our culture is centered on providing great opportunities to our employees so that everyone feels they are making a meaningful impact. Developing new and existing talent is our long-term focus. We are honored that our work environment has been consistently recognized as one of “Canada’s Top 100 Employers”. We summon you to join our elite team!
The rewards of a career with Digital Extremes include:
  • Competitive salary with bonus opportunities
  • Excellent benefits and paid time off
  • Matching RRSP plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Professional development and career support
  • Fitness and parking/transit subsidies
  • Daily lunches prepared onsite by our in-studio Executive Chef and professional kitchen staff
  • All-day snacks and drinks, sleep pods, massage chairs, cold brew, dog therapy days and more 
Digital Extremes is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment process. We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for the next steps in the hiring process will be contacted.
Please apply for this opportunity directly on our website: https://can59.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/digitalextremes/Site/DEAPPLY/Posting/View/46 .Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Digital Extremes Ltd. 
250 York St. Suite 100
London, Ontario N6A 6K2
Tel: 519-657-4260
Fax: 519-471-9972
Email: careers@digitalextremes.com
Digital Extremes