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The Major League Baseball Games and VR Group designs, develops, and manages a portfolio of high-quality products including console and mobile games, real-time data visualization, VR/AR experiences, and more.

Our mission is to innovate the next generation of interactive entertainment for baseball fans everywhere. We pay close attention to the trends shaping sports while constantly raising the quality bar with everything we do. Our team works with some of baseball’s most advanced technologies to reinvent fan experiences for video games, next-gen products, Jewel Events, and activations at ballparks around the world.

We are looking for an Environmental Artist to work within the environmental art team to create high quality and realistic environments, props, and lighting for MLB games, activations, and products. You will contribute game ready elements to the MLB Asset Library with a focus on great looking and performant models of existing or new stadiums.

The ideal candidate has experience with the environmental production pipeline including Maya, Substance Designer, Substance Painter, Photoshop, Zbrush, or similar software.

Responsibilities

  • Model, UV, and texture environmental art towards established Art Direction, but with an emphasis on realism.

  • Prepare 3d models for delivery in a variety of formats including high quality broadcast, AAA console, and mobile. Ensure that 3d assets are performant on target platforms and meet established framerate, memory footprint, or visual style.

  • Work closely with Producers, Directors, and environmental art team to deliver final products against scope and estimates.

  • Research and contribute to the production pipeline, process, and workflow with an eye towards new technology that improve quality and decrease iteration time.

Requirements:

  • 3+ year experience modeling environments for Console or Mobile games using Maya or similar software.

  • 3+ years developing workflows, tools, lighting, high and low poly modeling, texture painting, material setup, UV layout, and asset optimization for modern game engine. Demonstrated ability to create clean and efficient models with exact details for ingame usage.

  • Strong portfolio/case studies that illustrate thought process and demonstrates how you’ve delivered environmental art for film, AAA or Mobile titles.

  • Ability to work collaboratively, manage multiple deadlines, and develop with an understanding of the relationships between different disciplines (Animation, Art, Engineering, Production).

  • Realtime game experience including lighting with Unity3D.

Bonus Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of python/mel scripting or C#

  • Knowledge of Unity Shader development including Amplify, Shader Graph, or similar.

  • Curiosity about the future, a passion for sports, and an understanding of baseball.

Submission/Portfolio requirements:

  • Portfolio demonstrating relevant artistic skills

We truly believe we offer a unique opportunity for any technologist:

  • The opportunity to work with a world-class team of game developers

  • The opportunity to work with a world-class team of artists, designers, and engineers

  • The opportunity to work on award-winning and complex apps and systems

  • The opportunity to have an influence on the innovation of products used globally by millions

  • The opportunity to work in a highly collaborative team environment

  • Amazing benefits including - 100% employer-paid Medical, Dental and Vision

Why MLB?

Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. Employees love working at MLB because of the culture of growth, teamwork, and professionalism. Employees who are most successful at MLB take initiative, know how to identify problems and provide solutions, and always put the Team first. For those ready to step up to the plate and join the Major Leagues, MLB takes the same approach as teams do with their players: empowering our “workforce athletes” to be at their best by engineering experiences that put employees in the best position to succeed. Major League Baseball is looking for candidates who are passionate about growing America’s pastime to best serve its fans for decades to come.

MLB’s vision is to be the global sport of choice for youth to play, fans of all backgrounds to enjoy and a desired destination for employment. With a belief that the journey to growth and greatness is ongoing, MLB gives employees the opportunity to continue learning and honing their skills with programs such as: tuition reimbursement; mentorship programs; lunch and learns; online course subscriptions; paid industry certifications; business resource groups; and more.

MLB provides its employees with exceptional medical, dental, and vision coverage. Premiums are 100% employer covered to help employees focus on being their best!

Major League Baseball is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Are you ready to Step Up to the Plate? Apply below!

All in-office and ballpark-based positions are subject to MLB's mandatory Covid-19 vaccine policy