Welcome to Timbre!

We are Timbre Games (part of the Sumo Digital Group), a new studio in Vancouver, Canada focused on making exciting, innovative game experiences. Timbre’s vision is to change the games industry through the original games we make, as well as how we make them. We’re building an inclusive, supportive culture that allows us to explore fresh, new (and sometimes weird) ideas. We’re searching for more visionary explorers to join our team of diverse voices, coming together to develop games that are accessible to a wide audience.

If you’re thinking about your next adventure, send us your resume to talk to our team about how you can add your voice to the games we’re working on.

Art at Timbre Games

We are visionaries, sculptors, painters and landscapers of virtual worlds. Together, we breathe life into creative concepts and ideas while defining experiences and quality. We collaborate with multiple departments to establish our vision, and absolutely light up as we watch it all come together. We are utilizing advanced tools and technologies to shape our vision of building diverse and accessible AAA games.

Timbre’s first Art Outsource Manager will be a communication bridge between our external Art partners and our internal Art and Production teams on our AAA ARPG project. In this role, they utilize their keen eye for detail, organization, and relationship management skills, to ensure quality assets are moving through our Art pipelines promptly.

As an Art Outsource Manager at Timbre, you will:

  • Oversee the creation of art assets by external agencies, encompassing concept art, environments, and characters.
  • Collaborate closely with the Art director to ensure the art delivered by third-party vendors meets Timbre’s quality standards, complies with technical requirements, and is consistent with the artistic direction.
  • Manage the onboarding process for new partners by working with IT to ensure their software needs are met and guide them through project orientation
  • Engage with Timbre’s internal Art team to evaluate work, enhance constructive feedback, and communicate our asset creation guidelines to our outsourcing partners.
  • Coordinate with Artists, Game Designers, and Production to organize and uphold our schedule for outsourced art production.
  • Utilize Adobe, Autodesk, and UE5 to examine art submissions at different stages of development.
  • Develop and nurture productive relationships with third-party art providers
  • Design evaluation processes for new outsourcing opportunities and assess test submissions from potential partners.

What you bring:

  • Proven experience in launching at least one title in an Art Outsourcing Manager role or similar position within the video game industry
  • Comprehensive understanding of the asset production pipeline for a variety of game assets, such as environmental elements, character models, visual effects, and conceptual art.
  • Strong communication abilities, capable of learning and articulating artistic concepts, critiques, and technical specifications effectively.
  • An eye for detail and a strong sense of aesthetic quality, ensuring the art assets are in line with our artistic goals.
  • Thorough knowledge of the game development lifecycle and the ability to balance outsourced art tasks with in-house project timelines.
  • An acquaintance with standard industry software and tools for creating and managing digital assets.

$76,000 – $114,000 a year

The compensation range reflects the minimum and maximum base annual salaries specific to candidates residing in Vancouver, BC. As Timbre hires candidates across Canada, additional salary factors will be considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, relevant training or education, and location.

What you’ll gain:

Timbre aims to foster a workplace environment that empowers our team to do their best creative work. Below are a list of some of the benefits we offer to ensure you reach your full potential. As we continue to grow, we are co-creating more values-driven benefits to support our team.

  • Competitive salary & comprehensive health benefits, including extended health, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance, short / long-term disability, 24/7 counselling through an employee assistance program and a health spending account available to you from your first day
  • Annual bonus & up to 5% RRSP matching available to you from your first day
  • Flexible paid time off, plus holiday closure between Christmas and New Years, as well as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
  • Work with us in Vancouver or remotely across Canada, utilizing our $500 work from home allowance
  • Yearly access to a game subscription of your choice, renewed on your work anniversary each year!
  • My Pathway – a Career Development Program to provide a clear path for you to grow at Timbre
  • 8 learning days per year and unlimited access to Udemy online courses
  • A values driven culture with direct access to leadership

Timbre’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Timbre Games is located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada and on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Although our roots are in Vancouver, we work with a remote, distributed team across Canada. If you are interested in an opportunity at Timbre Games but are not presently residing in Canada, please note that we may be able to offer assistance in immigrating / relocating under the right conditions.

Timbre Games is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran’s status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation or any other category protected by law. We celebrate all backgrounds and attributes that make us unique and amazing – in this world and the ones we create!

At Timbre, we try to be mindful and not set unrealistic requirement expectations in order to apply. If you don’t tick all of the boxes of the role that you’re excited about, we encourage you to send your resume to our General Application inbox on , or, to stay in touch with our newest openings.

Accommodations will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

If what we’ve shared above resonates with you, connect with us today!

Tagged as: Constructive Feedback, Design, Onboarding, Outsourcing, Relationship Management, Visionary, Visual Effects

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