Lead Environment Artist MAINFRAME INDUSTRIES / Helsinki/Reykjavik/Paris/remote

PUBLISHED: March 20, 2024

We are looking for a Lead Environment Artist for our team to develop our MMO Pax Dei. Your mission is to guide and lead a small and talented team of environment artists to create outstanding environments, develop new workflows and formulate best work practices. We are a lean team and everybody is contributing art directly to the game.

Do you want to take part in creating the game of a lifetime?

At Mainframe, we are building Pax Dei: a social sandbox MMO, a living world where myths are real, ghosts exist, and magic is unquestioned. A world that players worldwide will call their home and where they will craft their stories for years to come.  

Your mission:

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to have a critical role in developing the look and feel of our next gen cloud native MMO. You will make a big impact on the direction of our game in our small, supportive, and experienced team.

Your responsibilities:

  • You will help push the boundaries in creating outstanding environments in a cross disciplinary team
  • You will be developing hands-on new workflows and best practices for art creation
  • You will guide and manage a team of internal and external artists
  • You will create realistic plans together with producers

Some success indicators for your role:

  • You have experience guiding and leading other artists
  • You’ve worked previously in a realistic art style
  • Good communication and organization skills
  • Outstanding eye for detail and quality
  • A solution-oriented mindset how to combine great art and fun level design
  • You love making and playing games
  • Experience in Unreal Engine 5 is a big plus

What is in it for you:

You’ll have the opportunity to work with a team of experienced developers ready to share their knowledge and learn from each other. 

You will join in on exciting times as our MMO starts to breathe life!  During Pax Dei Early Access – planned for Spring 2024 – we are also learning from our players and developing new features. Working on a live game implies that you won’t have to keep everything you are working on secret and, most importantly, that you’ll have data and feedback about the features you work on shortly after their implementation.

Our team members are ambitious, approachable, kind, caring, and always ready to improve our ways of working together to bring life to Pax Dei and make our community’s satisfaction our priority. We are a small team working on a challenging project, and, for us, every team member counts; as such, we value transparency in our communication and decision-making processes.

Location and work:

Your role is based preferably in Finland, Iceland, or France, where we have our offices. We are open to discussing remote work but, we prefer to stay in the time zones between Helsinki and Reykjavik. We believe in good work-life balance and working where you are most productive.

As our teams are spread over several locations, we have weekly online team meetings for everyone to share their progress and learnings. We also encourage teams to meet up physically regularly to strengthen team spirit. 

How to apply: 

We are happy to hear from you ASAP! Please feel free to reach out to us and tell us about yourself and about your experiences by submitting your application directly to our recruitment tool. We will get back to you as soon as we can. 

About Mainframe:

We are a pan-Nordic start-up founded in 2019 by gaming industry veterans. We are working on a project we love – Pax Dei – an ambitious social sandbox MMO, accessible on any screen and offering new ways of playing with our friends.

We have a human-friendly, equal-opportunity workplace that values collaboration, independence, and empathy.

We have offices in Helsinki, Reykjavik, and Paris, but we work where we are most productive, and for many of us, that means remotely from home. All our offices are centrally located, and we offer you top-of-the-line work conditions wherever you work.

You can find more info on Mainframe Industries on our website 

https://themainframe.com/ / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScId93OotXM 

Information on Pax Dei  


NOTE! Please leave your application through the application form; do not send it by email. Only applications sent through the form are considered for the recruitment process!