Lead VFX Artist

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Overview Arkane Studios is looking for a Lead VFX Artist to join our team in developing AAA games for PC and next-gen console systems. The ideal candidate will have experience creating real time visual effects, a creative eye, and a passion for gaming. Responsibilities * Work closely with Art Direction to establish artistic style and ensure consistent look across the game. * Collaborate with the entire Creative Team and Engineers to create visual effects that support gameplay systems. * Provide mentorship, feedback, and training to VFX artists on the team * Create pre-visualization concepts by any means necessary to drive visual direction * Handle all aspects of the VFX pipeline, which includes creating content from concept to final polished result * Assist in the constant improvement and stability of VFX tools and pipeline * Work with Tech Art and Graphics Programmers to ensure VFX assets are optimized and run efficiently while maintaining visual quality Qualifications * Experience with real-time VFX authoring tools * Proficiency with Maya for creating 3D assets * Strong knowledge of Photoshop and After Effects * Knowledge of fluid dynamics simulation software, such as Houdini and FumeFX, is a plus * Good eye for timing and motion in relation to real world physical behaviors * Understanding of VFX asset costs and impact on console performance * 7+ years of experience in VFX Art Production and 1 or more AAA shipped game titles * Experience as VFX Art Lead where you helped oversee the quality, scheduling, and implementation of VFX a plus * Ability to work independently and creatively to solve VFX technical challenges * Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, iterative development environment * Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills * Experience with current game engines such as Unreal Engine 4, Unity, or CryEngine * Demo reel required Applicant Privacy Notice CCPA Applicant Privacy Notice

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