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.
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
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