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Lead of Art (World of Tanks PC)

Prague, Czech Republic
Art Production
Area

Our  World of Tanks development branch in Prague is searching for Art Manager to nurture our strong art team. Being in that role you’ll be working directly on our beloved free-to-play PC game – World of Tanks.

Here in Prague, we have built a closely-knit production team of approximately 130 people from all over the world. Among those people, we have several gameplay cross-functional teams as well as an Art team that is able to produce, test, and deliver features of any size: meta, gameplay, tanks, styles, maps, hangars, and many more.

We're looking for a new colleague with knowledge and experience, an open-minded gentle approach, a hands-on attitude, and a lot of patience. In exchange, we can offer a fair honest approach, involvement in strategy planning, a strong team, and challenging tasks on our flagship product.

Reports to

Development Director

What will you do?

  • You’ll lead a cross-functional art team of all the domains needed for content production in our game: 2D, 3D, Level Art, Environment Art, VFX, Tech Art. This team will be reporting to you directly and will rely on your expertise and guidance.
  • Your daily job will be to make sure that the team is fully-fledged, and prepared for the ongoing tasks and long-term challenges. This means, that you will be as well responsible for hiring, career development, salary reviews etc.
  • You’ll take over the current art standards and improve them in order to raise the overall art production quality bar in Prague while making sure all the team members are aligned on them and meet the requirements.
  • You’ll be in touch with the global Art discipline on long-term strategy, pipelines, and approaches. Your responsibility will be to adjust them to our local Prague needs, and implement and integrate them.
  • Your team will be developing the World of Tanks features in a cross-functional environment, led by Producer. Your task here is to select the right people for the appropriate tasks, support them daily, make sure they do their best, teach them, and keep them engaged.

Who will you work with?

  • Development Director – on studio strategy and goals, roadmap planning
  • Art Director – on art vision, growing Art owners in-house
  • Producer – on daily features your team will be working on
  • Art sub leads – on art team development

Who are we looking for?

  • 10+  years of commercial experience
  • 6+  years of experience with building/leading strong cross-functional art teams:
  • Broad professional experience in any of art production domains: 2D, 3D, environment, or level art
  • Experience with complex art projects/features production with cross-disciplinary teams, ideally in game development

Benefits

Benefits and perks are tailored to the local market and culture. Our benefits in Prague include:

  • 5 weeks of Annual Leave per calendar year
  • Up to 10 Personal Days per calendar year
  • Career development and education opportunities within the company
  • Language courses (English, Russian, Czech) fully covered by the company upon Manager’s approval.
  • Meal card contribution
  • Transportation allowance
  • Premium private health care
  • Mental well-being program (iFeel)
  • Multisport Employee discounts
  • Personal Gaming Account 
  • Coffee, fruits, snacks in the office
  • Company events
  • Seniority Awards  
  • Referral program - You can recommend the best talents to the company and receive a reward  

About Wargaming 

Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Operating since 1998, Wargaming has become one of the leaders in the gaming industry with 15 offices worldwide, including studios in Chicago, Prague, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Vilnius. Our diverse and multicultural team works together to deliver a top-class experience to millions of players who enjoy Wargaming's titles across all major gaming platforms. Our flagship products include free-to-play hits World of Tanks, World of Warships and World of Tanks Blitz.

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