Senior Environment Artist

Job Locations US-MD-Rockville | US-TX-Austin | US-TX-Dallas
Job ID
Regular Full-Time


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Come join Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning development team behind StarfieldThe Elder Scrolls and Fallout. Bethesda Game Studios strives to offer its employees a well-balanced home and work life by providing competitive salaries, a generous benefits program, and offices located in some of North America’s best cities.


With a goal of creating a culture as fun and diverse as our games and our players, we welcome applicants with unique skillsets, experience levels and backgrounds. If you are passionate about making a meaningful contribution to some of the most significant games in the industry, we’d love to hear from you!


Your Daily Life at Bethesda Game Studios

As SeniorEnvironment Artist, you will… 

  • Contribute to the development of pipelines and designs of modular systems for mechanical and architectural assets.
  • Collaborate with design to ensure the usability of assets within these systems and populate the library with all required variations. 
  • Create realistic spaces through world building in the Creation Kit. 
  • Optimize environment art and world building to fit within performance metrics. 


What Makes You S.P.E.C.I.A.L.

  • You have 6+ years’ experience as an Environment Artist or other relevant experience for creating game ready assets. 
  • You are proficient in industrial and mechanical design and have experience with hard surface modeling. 
  • You have an attention detail and an eye for mechanical functionality. 
  • You are experienced in the creation of next gen game ready assets; high poly, low poly, texturing, exporting, and bringing the asset into the game engine. 
  • You understand how to build modular systems, trim sheets, and texture reuse for optimal world building and asset creation. 
  • You possess the ability to leverage existing assets to create new or variations of similar assets. 
  • You are able to work from photo reference or concept art when available. 
  • You are proficient in 3ds Max and Painter 
  • You have a full understanding of working in a PBR system 
  • You have strong communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills 
  • You have a passion for high-quality graphics and creating story with their work 
  • You are self-motivated, driven, and able to manage workload independently under time constraints. 

You must submit an online portfolio.

Preferred Skills

Bonus Skills 

  • You have experience with various game engines - Creation Kit a plus. 
  • You have strong knowledge of technical game art theory (texel density, polycount, optimization) and traditional art theory (function, form, shape, proportions, color, etc.) 
  • You are able to work under tight deadlines and understand how to utilize time where it is most visually important. 
  • You have familiarity with BGS games 

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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