Senior VFX Artist

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Gunfire Games

Senior VFX Artist (Remote Optional within the US)

SUMMARY OF POSITION

Gunfire Games is seeking a Senior Visual Effects Artist for our upcoming titles. The Senior VFX Artist will design, create and implement dynamic and dramatic in-game special effects (explosions, fire, smoke and other environmental effects, special abilities, weapon attacks, etc.) powered by Unreal and Niagara . The ideal candidate has a thorough understanding of the creation of stunning in-game visual effects and should exhibit expert creativity, technical and artistic skills. Required to be a self-starter, must be motivated and able to work with minimal supervision. Position may be performed remotely although ability to be on-site is preferred.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with artists, designers, programmers, and audio staff to ensure that visual effects are of a very high quality and will enhance the overall game experience

  • Use Unreal, 3D Studio Max, and Photoshop/Substance to create and implement special visual effects

  • Utilize particle systems, shaders, blueprints, and mesh effects

  • Create a variety of particle effects and systems, from ambient environmental VFX to character special abilities and cinematic VFX

  • Work with leadership and peers to support the studio’s vision by providing and seeking out feedback, and actively participating in regular team meetings and reviews

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Proficiency with Photoshop and 3D Studio Max or Maya

  • Ability to iterate and implement quickly without sacrificing quality

  • Strong knowledge of Unreal Engine shader/material development

  • Experience with Niagara

  • 5 years of VFX experience in the games industry

  • Knowledge of game production pipeline and 3D game engines

  • Understanding of VFX / PostFX integration and performance impacts

  • Knowledge of other disciplines in relation to 3D art, including modeling, lighting, and rendering

  • Welcomes and provides valuable feedback

  • Ability to adapt and cope with change along with the demands of the project’s production

  • Must be currently eligible to work in the USA

The above list of job duties is not exclusive or exhaustive and the hired applicant may be required to undertake additional tasks as may be reasonably expected to perform.

To apply, submit your application via email including the information below along with your resume to jobs@gunfiregames.com

  1. Name:

  2. Position applying for:

  3. Where did you first hear about/see this job listing? (Linkedin, Twitter, ArtStation, our website, etc.):

  4. Are you authorized to work in the US without sponsorship?:

  5. Links to portfolio if applicable:

  6. Any other information you’d like to include or would like us to know about you:

Gunfire Games LLC 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.

Location: Austin, TX

Date posted: 2023-01-04