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Senior VFX Artist

The Believer Company

The Believer Company

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Posted on Sunday, February 4, 2024

Senior VFX Artist

We're looking to build a world-class team of game-makers: folks bursting with creativity, who balance candor with compassion, and always, always, always hold themselves and their peers accountable to what's best for players.

We are seeking an experienced Senior VFX Artist to help create a dynamic and beautifully stylized look for an exciting new video game world. Our game will be an open-world, co-op experience filled with memorable characters and beautiful otherworldly environments. The Senior VFX Artist will create visually stunning effects that enhance the game’s characters, environments, props, and more. This role will report to the Game Art Director.

What you'll do:

  • Use Unreal to create stunning 2D and 3D visual effects that align with the artistic vision

  • Work with the Art Director and others to develop VFX that complement the game's art style, enhance the gameplay experience, and support the narrative

  • Communicate VFX strategies and goals, ensuring they integrate with the visual style of the game

  • Contribute to the design of game mechanics through innovative VFX solutions

  • Manage and optimize the VFX pipeline, ensuring efficient workflows and consistency across all visual effects

  • Review and approve VFX assets, ensuring they meet quality standards and fit within the game’s stylized aesthetic

You are a great fit if:

  • You have 5+ years of professional experience in VFX within the video game industry, backed by a portfolio showcasing your skills in creating high-quality visual effects

  • You have experience creating effects that enhance both artistic style and game functionality

  • You have excellent skills in visual design, particularly in stylization, lighting, and color theory

  • You have knowledge of both Unreal and Niagara with comfort in creating blueprints, custom material networks, shaders, sprite sheets, post-process fx, physics simulation, including cloth sim

  • You understand the rendering pipeline (forward and deferred), and how lighting systems and post processes work

  • You have knowledge of Houdini, Substance Designer and Maya

If you are an experienced and passionate VFX Lead with a desire to create industry-leading FX for a sprawling narrative-driven video game, Believer Entertainment is the place for you. Please submit your resume and portfolio to be considered for this exciting opportunity.

Please note - research shows that certain groups of candidates may not apply to jobs unless they meet every single requirement. If you see yourself at Believer but don't check every requirement, we would still love to be in touch with you for current and future opportunities.

What we offer:

Annual salary range: $135,000-$195,000

Making great games is hard, so we do our best to make the other parts less hard.

  • Great compensation package and equity

  • Medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance. Believer pays 100% of monthly costs for these plans

  • 401(k) with 100% employer matching up to 6% of salary

  • Access to Rightway service to help you navigate health insurance

  • Spring Health mental health services

  • 10 observed holidays + 10 days for Winter Break and "Take What You Need" PTO policy

  • Remote-friendly team #LI-Remote

  • We are committed to continuing to expand our benefits and perks to support all Believers

Diversity

Believer is committed to creating a diverse environment where Believers of all backgrounds can do their best work and grow professionally. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

About The Believer Company

Believer is a global games company with developers all over the world, headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

We've built our lives around creating and serving games we're proud of — from Words With Friends to League of Legends, from Destiny to Plants vs. Zombies. We hope you've enjoyed them, and if our wishes have come true, you're still playing them today.

We still think this is just the beginning.

We are Believers, bonded together by a deep love for players, and a commitment to put them at the center of the games we create, the worlds we build, the stories we tell, and the business we run to keep the fun going for as long as players keep believing.