Senior Technical Art Director, Amazon Games

Amazon
New York, New York, USA
8 days ago
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We are looking for a Senior Technical Art Director to join our Game Experience Lab at Amazon Games. This is a new leadership role, with reporting to our Chief Creative, and a high level of interaction with our publishing and development teams, as well as our senior leadership group.

At Amazon Games, we believe that games have the power to connect communities at a massive scale. We believe in a future where everyone is a gamer and everyone can create, compete, collaborate and connect through games. We believe that games will produce some of the most influential voices in media and art, and we are looking for the right people to help us build that future.

You are someone who enjoys pioneering into unknown frontiers. Someone who seeks out the most ambitious work, is relentlessly optimistic, is passionate about developing others in their careers, and has a strong ability and appreciation for the importance of rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands dirty.

You already have experience in building wildly inventive and successful games, and are excited to shape the future of art in games, and games as an art form.

Key job responsibilities

- You will help shape our portfolio and influence the development of multiple original games and intellectual properties by:
- Serve as a strategic partner to the Chief Creative and the Leadership team for the overall vision of Amazon Games
- Partner with game development teams to strengthen and enrich their art direction, worlds and characters designs
- Be a leader in our transmedia initiatives, by championing our Games within Amazon’s Global Media Entertainment group.
- Set standards for the highest quality execution of in-game art
- Help evaluate new projects opportunities
- Be part of a multi-disciplinary brain trust that will help raise the quality of our games at key moments of their development cycles

If you would like to join us, here are some things that are keys to success in this role:

- Have a passion for video games
- Have a deep and broad culture of arts, entertainment and pop culture
- Be curious, innovative, inspired and inspiring
- Be a self-starter who is able to work alone or as a member of a team
- Be able to work on multiple concurrent projects with multiple teams around the world
- Be able to take the high strategic view as well as dive deep and execute great game art by yourself

About the team
Amazon Games applies the principles of Amazonian culture to the world of game design. We have a diverse team of talented, creative people pairing their love of making games with the unique strengths that come with being part of Amazon. Across all of our teams and locations, we are united by a common purpose: to share great gaming experiences with customers around the world. We believe in a future where everyone is a gamer and everyone can create, compete, collaborate and connect through games, and we are looking for the right people to help us build that future. With the power of Twitch and AWS at your fingertips, you will have the chance to innovate in gameplay, creativity, marketing, and technology, while working alongside some of the smartest and most creative minds in the industry.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

New York, NY, USA

Basic Qualifications

- 10+ years of Games or Interactive Entertainment industry experience
- 5+ Years People Management or Mentorship
- Expertise in game development toolset and pipelines
- Recent PC or Console experience
- Experience in multiple games genres
- 3+ major game titles released or managed
- Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent Experience

Preferred Qualifications

- Adept leadership in evaluating, understanding and integrating various artistic methods and approaches
- Insatiable will to get stuff done
- Ability to look across disciplines and effectively collaborate with game design, animation, narrative, and tech art

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $150,100/year in our lowest geographic market up to $350,000/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.

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