CAREER

CAREER

ABOUT BLACK AMBER DIGITAL

Founded in 2019 by Erasmus Brosdau, Black Amber Digital was created with the goal to push real-time rendered graphics to cinema level quality.

Additionally, Black Amber Digital was designed to become a place where artists can work from every place in the world, decentralized, with flat hierarchies and driven by passion.

With the headquarter in Offenbach am Main, Germany, the entire team works completely remotely from all parts of the world. Together with our subsidary Black Amber Digital Japan and our parter studio SAFEHOUSE in Tokyo, Japan, we constantly push the boundary to create outstanding visuals.

ABOUT BLACK AMBER DIGITAL

Founded in 2019 by Erasmus Brosdau, Black Amber Digital was created with the goal to push real-time rendered graphics to cinema level quality.

Additionally, Black Amber Digital was designed to become a place where artists can work from every place in the world, decentralized, with flat hierarchies and driven by passion.

With the headquarter in Offenbach am Main, Germany, the entire team works completely remotely from all parts of the world. Together with our subsidary Black Amber Digital Japan and our parter studio SAFEHOUSE in Tokyo, Japan, we constantly push the boundary to create outstanding visuals.

BENEFITS AND CULTURE

WORK FROM HOME

Full-time employees may work from Germany and France. Freelancers worldwide. Our business language is English, no German is required to work for us.

FLEXIBLE WORK TIMES

While German work times are our norm, actual work times can be customized individually. 

SELF ORGANISATION AND TRUST

We don’t believe in complicated management. Artists take responsibility on their own, based on a lose schedule.

TEAMWORK

We are a small, yet powerful team of veterans from the games industry. We share our knowledge internally and embrace eachothers ideas.

EQUALITY AND RESPECT

We are committed to a welcoming and diverse work environment for everyone. No matter the job title and position everyone can make an impact and make their voice heard.

We are an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and age or disability status. 

EXCEPTIONAL PROJECTS

Without a doubt, the projects we are working on are unheard of in Europe due to many of our major clients coming from the Japan region. We are very proud of our connections providing exciting opportunities.

OPEN POSITIONS

Job description

Black Amber Digital GmbH is looking for an experienced Lead Cinematic Artist to work on an unannounced CG animation series rendered in real-time. The ideal candidate understands all phases from block-out to final rendering using Unreal Engine 4/5. As the current project is an animated series, scene optimizations are necessary, but highest quality is prioritised over framerate costs. 

Responsibilities

  • Leading a team of cinematic artists and providing feedback both in technical and creative areas.
  • Creating and developing concepts/ideas for scripts and working with and without storyboards.
  • Maintaining an unified cinematic language throughout projects.
  • Working in Unreal Engine to build organised cinematic sequences.
  • Collaborate closely with Artists and the Director.
  • Developing cinematics from start to finish, including set dressing, lighting and camera animation.
  • Editing and colour grading complete cinematics, including trailers, episodes, shows, etc.

Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of game engine workflows using Unreal Engine.
  • Experience of leading and teaching artists.
  • Previous experience creating high-quality cinematics for AAA games.
  • Strong understanding of cameras, lenses, composition and scene layout.
  • Strong knowledge of Unreal Engine’s lighting tools.
  • Strong experience of cinematic beats and editing. 
  • Experience in modifying environments for shot based layouts.
  • An understanding of light and colour theory and a strong passion for beautiful images.
  • Experience applying and tweaking shaders.
  • A keen eye for colour grading.
  • Passion for pushing the state of the art in real-time visual quality
  • High degree of self-motivation and initiative
  • Fluent in English, both verbally and written.
  • Must be comfortable to be working in a complete remote office.

Pluses

  • Asset creation experience
  • Experience with offline rendering pipelines
  • Experience with source control management apps like P4, SVN, Plastic
  • Experience using SyncSketch and Davinci Resolve.

What information we will need

  • Please provide sample videos and/or a portfolio link that demonstrates the above mentioned points. 
  • Earliest starting date
  • CV

Please apply via email jobs@blackamber.de 

We are looking forward to receiving your application! 

Job description

Black Amber Digital GmbH is looking for an experienced Cinematic Artist to work on an unannounced CG animation series rendered in real-time. The ideal candidate understands all phases from block-out to final rendering using Unreal Engine 4/5. As the current project is an animated series, scene optimizations are necessary, but highest quality is prioritised over framerate costs. 

Responsibilities

  • Working in Unreal Engine to build organised cinematic sequences.
  • Creating and animating cameras as well as handling all relevant actors.
  • Developing cinematics from start to finish, including set dressing, lighting and object animation.
  • Editing and colour grading complete cinematics, including trailers, episodes, shows, etc.
  • Collaborate closely with Artists and the Director.

Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of game engine workflows using Unreal Engine.
  • Previous experience creating high-quality cinematics for AAA games.
  • Strong understanding of cameras, lenses, composition and scene layout.
  • Strong knowledge of Unreal Engine’s lighting tools.
  • Strong experience of cinematic beats and editing. 
  • Experience in modifying environments for shot based layouts.
  • An understanding of light and colour theory and a strong passion for beautiful images.
  • Experience applying and tweaking shaders.
  • A keen eye for colour grading.
  • Passion for pushing the state of the art in real-time visual quality
  • High degree of self-motivation and initiative
  • Fluent in English, both verbally and written.
  • Must be comfortable to be working in a complete remote office.

Pluses

  • Asset creation experience
  • Experience with offline rendering pipelines
  • Experience with source control management apps like P4, SVN, Plastic
  • Experience using SyncSketch and Davinci Resolve.

What information we will need

  • Please provide sample videos and/or a portfolio link that demonstrates the above mentioned points. 
  • Earliest starting date
  • CV

Please apply via email jobs@blackamber.de 

We are looking forward to receiving your application! 

Job description

Black Amber Digital GmbH is looking for an experienced Character Artist to work on the main character of an unannounced AAA game using Unreal Engine. The ideal candidate shows a strong understanding of high quality asset creation and outstanding texturing. You will be involved in the character creation process from start to finish, being responsible for sculpting, modelling, texturing and setting up characters in the engine. You will be working closely together with Technical Artists and Animators to push the visual and technical quality to the next level.

Responsibilities

  • Development of high-quality AAA characters and character related 3D assets in a realistic and stylized art style.
  • Balance quality and efficiency of work to gain the best possible results within the given time frame and technical constraints.
  • Ability to skillfully optimise characters to game-ready quality.
  • Ensure performance and technical quality of 3D character assets.
  • Collaborate closely with Artists and the Director.
  • Integration of character assets into the game engine and verifying visual quality.
  • Tweaking and adjusting shaders by developing own materials and/or using Black Amber’s inhouse character shaders.

Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of game engine workflows using Unreal Engine.
  • Experience of crafting realistic clothes and outfits using Marvellous Designer.
  • Previous experience creating high-quality characters for AAA games.
  • Strong understanding of anatomy and silhouettes.
  • Strong knowledge of Unreal Engine’s material and shading workflows.
  • Knowledge of Painter, Zbrush, Maya (or other DCC) and Photoshop.
  • Passion for pushing the state of the art in real-time visual quality.
  • High degree of self-motivation and initiative.
  • Fluent in English, both verbally and written.

Pluses

  • Hair/groom creation experience.
  • Experience with offline rendering pipelines.

What information we will need

  • Please provide sample pictures and/or a portfolio link that demonstrates the above mentioned points.
  • Earliest starting date
  • CV

Please apply via email jobs@blackamber.de 

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Black Amber Digital GmbH is looking for an experienced 3D Artist to work on various tasks including modeling, texturing, material setup and scene layouts directly in UE5. The ideal candidate shows a strong understanding of high quality asset creation and outstanding presentation skills. You will be working closely together with Technical Artists, Cinematic Artists and the Director to push the visual and technical quality to the next level.

Responsibilities

  • Development of high-quality AAA assets in a photo realistic art style.
  • Balance quality and efficiency of work to gain the best possible results within the given time frame and technical constraints.
  • Ability to skillfully optimise 3D assets to game-ready quality.
  • Ensure performance and technical quality of all 3D assets.
  • Collaborate closely with Artists and the Director.
  • Tweaking and adjusting shaders by developing own materials.

Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of game engine workflows using Unreal Engine.
  • Previous experience creating high-quality 3D assets for AAA games.
  • Strong knowledge of Unreal Engine’s material and shading workflows.
  • Knowledge of Painter, Zbrush, Maya (or other DCC) and Photoshop.
  • Passion for pushing the state of the art in real-time visual quality.
  • High degree of self-motivation and initiative.
  • Fluent in English, both verbally and written.

Pluses

  • Experience with Unreal Engine’s sequencer.
  • Experience with offline rendering pipelines.

What information we will need

  • Please provide sample pictures and/or a portfolio link that demonstrates the above mentioned points.
  • Earliest starting date
  • CV

Please apply via email jobs@blackamber.de 

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

INTERNSHIPS

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer any internships or Schülerpraktika at this time.

CAN'T FIND A SUITABLE POSITION?

We are always on the lookout for talented and passionate artists who want to be part of the Black Amber Digital team. 

Please feel free to send us an unsolicited application with your area of qualification, CV, portfolio links, areas of interest, and earliest starting date via email . Please use “unsolicited application” as reference in your subject.