Lead 3D Artist

Level Ex is a fast-growing game studio that creates video games for doctors.
Games feature thrilling medical cases built with the highest standards of game design and deliberate game mechanics. They also employ state-of-the-art graphics and physics technology, supported by the latest generation tech, allowing us to craft breathtaking virtual anatomy: custom-built GPU-based fluids, tissues, and soft-body systems that look and react like the real deal. 
We attract top artists, engineers, and designers from prominent gaming franchises, like Mortal Kombat, League of Legends, Call of Duty, Walking Dead, and Star Wars. Our caliber of talent keeps us at the forefront of the industry: GDC ranked our game design talk #2 of 194 for sponsored sessions in 2019, and we earned 2nd place at SIGGRAPH Real-Time Live! 2019, sharing the stage with Epic, Unity, Digital Domain, and others. Meet some of our incredible team here, and learn why you’ll enjoy our company and culture - Video: Why Join Level Ex?  

We’re now looking for a talented, deeply experienced Lead 3D Artist. The ideal candidate will leverage their numerous years of experience to lead best practices and share optimal workflows for our games. The goals are to push the boundaries of anatomical models, lead other 3D artists, solve challenging problems, and help raise our visual bar even higher.

What You’ll Be Doing with Us 
  • Working closely with our Art Director to push the artistic and visual fidelity of our games
  • Leading, mentoring, and growing the 3D art team by providing guidance and feedback
  • Collaborating and establishing best practices with other departments to assist in new features and pipelines
  • Creating in Maya, ZBrush, and Substance Painter
  • Working in Unity 3D engine
  • Establishing and growing a new genre in the video game industry

Who We Want To Interview    
  • 8+ years of experience working in a game development or mobile apps environment
  • Experience working in AAA games
  • Shipped at least 3 games or mobile apps (open to various platforms)
  • Experience leading and managing artists during project lifecycles
  • Experience working in Unity 3D or an equivalent game engine
  • Advanced experience working in Maya, ZBrush, and Substance Painter
  • Ability to manage time appropriately and meet agreed-upon deadlines
  • Portfolio demonstrating excellent design foundation and artistic ability
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Bonus Points Award For    
  • Experience working in Substance Designer
  • Advanced experience working in Unity 3D
  • Basic Rigging knowledge
  • Experience working in Jira

How We Make You Happy 
  • Multiple health insurance plans with 100% company-paid premiums
  • 401(k) with company-paid match
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Pre-tax flex spending and commuter accounts
  • Paid vacation, sick days and holidays
  • Downtown Loop location convenient to public transportation, and plenty of nearby food options
  • Unlimited cold brew and gourmet coffee, kombucha, Bevi sparkling water, and craft beer
  • Full kitchen and food options including breakfast, and both healthy and comfort snacks
  • Team after-hours events, like Board Game Night

Please send us your resume *including* a link to your online portfolio of 3D work for review. We look forward to hearing from you and exploring the possibilities.

Level Ex is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

No Agencies or Recruiters, please.
Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job.

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