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Company Name:
Shiver Entertainment
Location:
Miami, Florida
Country:
United States
Job Type:
Programming/Engineering
Position type:
Full Time
Platform
Other
Minimum Number Of Professional Titles:
1
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Senior FX Technical Artist

Shiver is Miami's newest video game start-up, backed by industry veterans and sizable capital. 


We're growing fast and need your help to build a superstar team. Shiver is focused on building immersive gaming experiences for mobile, tablet and PC - the devices we all use every day. Our CEO is John Schappert, former COO of EA & Zynga, and former head of Xbox at Microsoft. John heads up a veteran team with a deep belief in bringing AAA game quality to the free to play market. Towards this goal, we've partnered with Nexon, the world leader in free-to-play, as part of a strategic, multi-year, multi-product alliance and investment. Great culture with many perks & benefits, including equity and profit sharing. A rare opportunity to make a big impact at a startup with huge potential, while also offering stability for years to come.


The Role:


Shiver Entertainment is looking for an exceptionally talented individual to be a part of the engineering & art teams working on the studio’s first title. The Senior FX Technical Artist will be responsible for creation, implementation, and systems spec for all effects components in the game. They will need to collaborate closely with engineering, design, and the other art disciplines to develop outstanding visual effects.


Responsibilities:
  • Working closely with Designers and Engineers to create in-game FX for stunning environments and exciting game moments.
  • Ownership and interaction with programmers and technical art to develop, enhance, and maintain VFX systems
  • Establish particle effects, post effects, and lighting effects.


Requirements:

  • 1 shipped title as a Lead FX Artist on PC or major console platform 
  • 5+ years professional games development experience as an effects artist.
  • In-depth understanding of current computer graphics capabilities and limitations.
  • Experience with C++ programming and scripting languages.
  • Extensive knowledge and proficiency in Unreal and Unity
  • Solving technical issues that arise with new tools or game performance.
  • Solid understanding of next-gen FX authoring process, limitations and dependencies.