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Company Name:
Avalanche Studios
Location:
New York, New York
Country:
United States
Job Type:
Visual Arts
Position type:
Full Time
Platform
Playstation 4, Xbox One
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Education:
Associate Degree

VFX Artist

The Position

Avalanche Studios is currently looking for a REAL TIME VFX Artist to work on the development of high-profile projects for PS4 and Xbox One. The focus and majority of time will be spent creating, implementing and optimizing particle visual effects. Examples include fire, smoke, explosion trails and sparkle bursts. The ideal candidate feels comfortable in a team environment and is able to deliver compelling special effects for an original IP. You will work with the Art Director and the Lead Artist to create visually stunning effects utilizing the Avalanche engine. This is a huge opportunity for a driven effect artist to be able to help manage, research and evolve the Avalanche effects pipeline and expertise to create amazing visual effects.  Avalanche Studios is developing for next gen platforms.

Required qualifications

  • 3+ years minimum experience in the game industry on a AAA game.
  • Expert in creating high-quality particle effects and textures
  • A portfolio showcasing high-quality effects reel and high resolution effect textures
  • The ability to view visual reference of an effect, deconstruct it and subsequently re-create it in a real-time game engine is essential
  • Strong knowledge of environmental effects, cloth simulations, lighting and dynamics
  • High proficiency in technical problem solving
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, Maya, Adobe After Effects and 3D Studio Max

Desired qualifications

  • Experience working with and knowledge of PS4 and Xbox One hardware
  • Experience creating real time effects through proprietary engines
  • Experience in writing scripts/plugins in MEL, C/C++ for Maya
  • Experience in creating real time shaders and post effects

 

To apply for this position please register below with a detailed CV and cover letter. Apply as soon as possible as we review applications continuously. All further information is provided under non-disclosure agreement only. All applicants are required to relocate to work full-time in New York.