Cloud Chamber is looking for an expressive Senior Cinematic Lighting artist who lives for finding the right mood, and knows how a certain time of day can make that mood tell a story. You delight in walking the razor’s edge of art and technology. You are a master of your craft, seamlessly blending the worlds of video games and cinematic storytelling. You speak the language of lighting and composition, instinctively understanding how these elements can define the emotional tone of a scene. You empower your team to innovate and constantly push the boundaries of gaming and cinematic technique. Your goal is to bring to life and push forward the Creative Vision for the fantastical world of BioShock. 

Job Details:

  • Contribute to the construction of the lighting pipeline within the Unreal engine.
  • Collaborate with lighting and technical artists in multiple locations to elevate the composition of game environments.
  • Partner with the animation and cinematics teams to light in-game and pre-rendered cinematics.
  • Create shot composition and rendering of key art and marketing shots when required.
  • Collaborate  with the Cinematic and VFX teams to solve challenging technical lighting problems.
  • Troubleshoot issues in Blueprint and find elegant solutions.
  • Support art best practices and standards within the team.
  • Contribute to a positive, proactive, and agile work environment that encourages innovation and collaboration.
  • Collaborate closely with the Lighting Lead to understand and uphold the visual style and direction for lighting.
  • Contribute to and help maintain efficient lighting pipelines and workflows.
  • Research and share new techniques and technologies related to lighting with the goal of continuous development and improvement.
  • Work closely with other groups within the art department to achieve cohesive and visually stunning results.
  • Receive and apply constructive feedback as part of our iterative process effectively while maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Maintain the values of Cloud Chamber.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of real-time lighting experience in 3D AAA games, with an ability to generate final lighting and rendering.
  • Experience as a Senior Lighting Artist on one AAA title.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Art or Digital Media, or equivalent work experience. 
  • Demonstrated experience working with modern FPS engines and modern art pipelines.
  • Must be comfortable taking on responsibility for the development of complex lighting solutions and workflows.
  • Knowledge of UE Sequencer.
  • Has a strong eye for color and composition.
  • Has production rig setup and character lighting experience.
  • Working knowledge of Lumen and Blueprint.
  • Experience developing high quality lighting under runtime constraints.
  • Experience working with a team of artists towards a common goal.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills. 
  • Able to discuss, support, and advocate for your opinions while being receptive to differing viewpoints.
  • Highly detail-oriented, deadline-driven, and able to embrace change for a fast-growing organization.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks, set priorities, and creatively solve challenging problems.
  • Uncompromising ethics and unwavering integrity.
  • Champion of high standards, pushing for progress, embracing change, and challenging the status quo.
  • A positive force multiplier with a great team-player attitude. 
  • Willingness to uphold the values of Cloud Chamber.

We are Cloud Chamber: a collaborative team of inspired minds who create games together. We strive to make unique, entertaining, and thoughtful game experiences that engage the world. 

We believe in the beauty and strength of diversity, in both the makeup of the studio and the nature of our thinking.  Our focus on open communication and overall well-being allows each of us to strive for excellence in our work, and happiness in our lives.

We’re currently making the next BioShock. Our passion and love for this iconic franchise is what brought us together. The thrill and responsibility of creating the next iteration of such a beloved game is what keeps us going.

If all of this sounds as exciting to you as it is to us we’d love to meet you! Join us in creating worlds that move people.

Please note that 2K Games and its studios never use instant messaging apps or personal email accounts to contact prospective employees or conduct interviews. When emailing prospective employees we only use 2K.com email accounts.

This is a fully remote role that may be based anywhere in the United States. Below are the expected salary and wage ranges for applicants based in locations where the pay transparency law is in effect:

Colorado: $70,000 and $130,000 per year
California: $90,000 and $140,000 per year
New York State (inclusive of New York City): $90,000 and $140,000 per year
Washington: $70,000 and $130,000 per year

Base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards and eligibility to participate in our 401(K) plan, in addition to a full range of medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees will also receive 14 paid holidays per calendar year, are eligible to earn a minimum of 15 days of vacation leave per year (subject to proration based on start date during the calendar year) and will receive 10 sick days per calendar year. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an "at-will position" and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, 4 including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

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