Senior VFX Artist (Gears Franchise)

Splash Damage
Bromley, London, United Kingdom
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

The Role

We're looking for a talented Senior VFX artist to help us build stunning effects for our projects. Applying your mix of technical and artistic skills, you will be responsible for maintaining and pushing the visual quality of the Gears of War franchise while collaborating with Design and Programming to ensure the game is fun and visually impressive.

Responsibilities at a Glance

  • Work with the VFX team to drive the creation of gameplay and environmental effects
  • Effectively communicate and motivate the team, ability to receive and act upon feedback
  • Advocates best practices and sets the quality bar to be visually impressive yet run within technical specifications
  • Collaborate with Art team to accentuate visual fidelity, Designers to improve gameplay choices and Programming to maintain our performance requirements
  • Able to set and maintain strong VFX pipelines

Skills & Requirements

Required Skills and Experience

  • Has worked on at least two commercially released titles as a VFX artist on game titles
  • Great technical knowledge of 3D packages, texturing packages and game engines like Unreal
  • Must have experience authoring real-time VFX and have a good understanding of the technical constraints imposed by console and PC technology
  • Strong understanding the fundamentals of VFX including timing, composition, colour and how to use VFX to provide gameplay feedback
  • Strong understanding and application of timing, scale, composition and colour
  • Current with latest art techniques, practices, tools, software, and trends

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Previous roles as a senior or equivalent experience  
  • Strong knowledge of game development workflows, processes and tools
  • Knowledge in rigid body and fluid simulation
  • Passion for problem-solving and pushing boundaries
  • Able to take full ownership of VFX implementation

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

Please apply on our careers page.

We review every application which is sent to us and due to the amount we receive this can often cause a delay in our feedback response. Please provide your CV, Portfolio ( if necessary ) and a Cover Letter. As we receive hundreds of applications for our live roles try to make your application stand out from the rest, show us something fun and unique which really displays your character and assets!

About the Company

Splash Damage is famous for crafting blockbuster multiplayer experiences from our studio in Greater London. Our recent projects include multiplayer shooter Dirty Bomb and Gears of War 4.

We're currently expanding for exciting new projects on PC and console, and are looking for talented superstars to help build them.

We look after our staff with a comprehensive package of perks and benefits, and have been awarded The Sunday Times’s Best Companies accreditation three years running. Come join us!