Senior Environment Artist

Job Locations US-TX-Austin
Job ID
Regular Full-Time


Arkane Studios is looking for a Senior Environment Artist to join our team in creating AAA games for PC and next-generation console systems. The ideal candidate will help in creating detailed, story driven environments while working closely with the Art Director and Leads to create assets for integration into game levels.


  • 5+ years’ experience as an Environment Artist or other relevant experience for creating game ready assets
  • High level of proficiency in Maya, ZBrush and Substance Designer/Painter
  • Demonstrate expertise of texturing using both procedurally generated and hand painted techniques in a PBR workflow
  • Strong understanding of modularity and the use of trim sheets for optimal level building
  • Able to work from photo reference or concept art, as well as ability to interpret design intention when concept is unavailable
  • Flexibility to adapt asset creation to any art style
  • Knowledge in traditional art principles and theory of function, form, shape, proportions, and color, etc.


  • Knowledge of other industry standard tools, such as World Machine, Speed Tree, Marvelous Designer, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of technical game art theory (memory limitations, streaming, collision, texel density, polycount, and optimization, etc.) to create assets that meet performance requirements
  • Ability to work autonomously and manage workload independently with limited assistance or direction, as well as strong collaboration with all team members
  • Ability to self-critique your own work, iterate, and make decisions on ways to improve overall quality


*Candidates must submit an online portfolio, and may require an Art Test*

Salary Range

Senior Environment Artist - The typical base pay range for this position at the start of employment is expected to be between $75,000 - $165,000 per year.


ZeniMax has different base pay ranges for different work locations within the United States, which allows us to pay employees competitively and consistently in different geographic markets. The range above reflects the potential base pay across the U.S. for this role; the applicable base pay range will depend on what ultimately is determined to be the candidate’s primary work location. Individual base pay depends on various factors, in addition to primary work location, such as complexity and responsibility of role, job duties/requirements, and relevant experience and skills. Base pay ranges are reviewed and typically updated each year. Offers are made within the base pay range applicable at the time.


At ZeniMax certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, such as merit increases and discretionary bonuses. These awards are allocated based on individual performance and are not guaranteed. Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of employment with ZeniMax and the country work location. U.S.-based employees have access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid vacation time, paid sick and mental health time, and several paid holidays, among others.

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