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Senior Lighting Artist - Raven

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RAVEN SOFTWARE, developer of numerous award-winning games, including contributions to the blockbuster Call of Duty franchise [Call of Duty: Online, Infinite Warfare, Black Ops, Advanced Warfare, Ghosts, Modern Warfare Remastered] is looking for a passionate Senior Lighting Artist to join our team as we continue to develop the best games in the industry. This position will play a key role in the team development and coordination of our world-class Art department.

Job Description:
• Lead lighting implementation across multiplayer and single player levels
• Collaborate with creative directors, art directors and level leads in the development of level lighting to establish a compelling, cohesive look
• Contribute innovative and original ideas towards all aspects of game production and development
• Assist in the documentation and communication of technical and process guidelines for lighting creation and implementation

• 5+ years industry experience with at least 2 titles shipped on next gen platforms
• Proven ability to produce compelling visuals through lighting on these platforms, showcased in a portfolio demonstrating considerable range of experience with lighting of environments and characters; cinematics a plus
• Proactive, self-motivated, decisive and results-oriented; able to translate visual reference or concept effectively into the game without direct supervision 
• Expertise in development & implementation of lighting systems and post-process effects
• Excellent understanding of color and color theory, space, material and light in relation to their application in games
• Excellent understanding of game engines, tools, pipelines and development processes
• Able to collaborate with the team leads to achieve solutions that work for all disciplines
• Open to criticism but also possessing an excellent capacity to solve creative and technical problems, and present a compelling vision
• Ability to research and develop lighting techniques; envision or address tools needs, report and solve bugs
• Proficiency with color grading and shader development
• Digital matte painting experience; skybox generation through digital matte painting techniques and/or procedural tools, such as Vue
• Plusses: environment, texture, model, effects or similar asset creation; photography; traditional art skills; scripting
•    A strong portfolio that showcases lighting techniques.

The ideal candidate will also have:
• Knowledge of the Call of Duty franchise.
• Strong understanding of the FPS gameplay including knowledge of the best-in-class games in the genre.

Located in Madison, Wisconsin, RAVEN SOFTWARE offers an upscale work environment with state-of-the-art workstations, competitive compensation, a fun, collaborative environment, affordable living and an exceptional quality of life. 

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