Lead VFX Artist

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

We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do – from recruiting for our studios, publishing and operations to fostering safe and respectful workplaces that encourage collaboration. Our culture is based on principles of respect, inclusion, and fair treatment and we welcome anyone into our family without regard to race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age.

Our diversity fuels our innovation and inspires us to create game worlds that bring us closer to the global community of players we serve.

What to Expect

Submit to a Position

You will receive an automated email confirming we have received your resume.

Due to the high volume of applications received, it's not possible for us to respond directly to each candidate.

Don't see your desired position listed? Apply under "General Application" instead!

Recruiter Call

If you are selected, you will be contacted by our team for an initial phone screen to chat about your previous experience.

You may go through one or two phone interviews, and possibly a follow-up Skype call.

If your qualifications do not match the criteria of a current position, your resume will be kept on file.

Site Visit

The next step will be an invitation to come out and meet the team at the studio for onsite interviews.

In the event that we choose not to move forward at any point in the recruiting process, we will let you know.

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