Art Outsourcing Manager HOUSEMARQUE / Helsinki, Finland

PUBLISHED: May 20, 2022

We are looking for an Art Outsourcing Manager for our next big game!

THE JOB

Housemarque is looking for a motivated and talented Art Outsourcing Manager. You will be working with External Development Director and running day-to-day outsourcing, speccing art orders and reviewing artwork. You manage part of external production, and, as an artist, advise external work. You get to work together with all of our internal art departments to make sure outsourced art is just what we need.

We expect you to have experience as a Senior Artist in the games industry. You enjoy working and communicating with people, and you have a teacher mentality. Our ideal candidate is an experienced generalist game artist with management experience.

What will your day-to-day look like?

  • Supervising the development of art assets by outsourcing from concept to final.
  • Understanding and explaining the art pipeline and art style to externals. Improving the documentation on it.
  • Working with in-house art team, producers and outside partners. Being the bridge.
  • Communicating feedback in a clear, effective, collaborative, and timely manner.
  • Given time, making art asset samples yourself. And occasionally if there is even more time, working as a Senior Artist on the project.

What will help you to be successful in this role?

  • 5+ years’ experience in game art asset creation in a variety of software packages including professional 3D software (Modo, Maya, 3DS Max, Blender, etc.) and also ZBrush, Photoshop and Substance Painter
  • Understanding of current techniques and processes utilized in creating AAA games
  • Ability to set up, optimize, and effectively process and export assets into a game engine
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Leadership, teaching and interpersonal abilities
  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • Office tools skills (Excel, Powerpoint, Word and equivalents)
  • Experience with JIRA, Hansoft and other Project Management tools
  • Experience in a Senior/Lead Artist role in the games industry
  • Art degree (BA, MA, etc.)

OUR STUDIO

At Housemarque, we believe “Game is King!” because gameplay always comes first.

With technical excellence and compelling narrative, spiced with our trademark neon flair and top-notch audiovisual feedback, we want our players to always feel actively engaged with the worlds we have created for them.

Our latest Award-Winning game Returnal, released on PS5 in 2021, embraces all these qualities. THIS is our DNA!

We value Nordic work-life balance by growing sustainably and ensuring our employees have the time and means to develop personally and professionally during work time.

We were established in 1995 with strong roots in the Finnish demoscene. In June 2021 we joined the PlayStation Studios, after years of partnership.

If you wish to join us for our next journey, apply today!

What we offer to you?

  • Competitive salary, benefits, healthcare, Nordic work-life balance
  • Tailored immigration and relocation package to help you get settled into Finland
  • A warm and welcoming atmosphere at our cozy Helsinki office
  • Freedom, flexibility and openness in a collaborative culture
  • Brilliant, diverse and empathetic colleagues to work with
  • Exciting and ambitious projects executed with the best tools
  • Access to Playstation Studios collaboration, games and more!

This is a permanent, full-time position based in Helsinki, Finland. 

We will start interviewing promising candidates immediately so please apply as soon as possible.