Visual Effects Artist

Manticore Games
San Mateo, CA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Manticore Games is looking for a multi-talented Visual Effects Artist to help develop new and interesting visual effects for a new form of multiplayer entertainment, revolutionizing the way we create, play, and share gameplay experiences.

As a Visual Effects Artist at Manticore, you will be responsible for generating and integrating a new breed of visual effects for use in a unique environment.

Skills & Requirements


Develop high quality visual effects and supporting assets.
Create new effect related materials.
Evaluate and optimize effects and materials.


  • Ability to demonstrate proficiency as a Visual Effects Artist including some technical art skills.
  • Skills in one or more related disciplines - modeling/sculpting, texturing, procedural generation/animation.
  • Shipped at least three titles as a Visual Effects Artist.
  • Experience working in industry standard 2D/3D tools such as Maya, Max, Photoshop etc.
  • Experience working in a game engine. Unreal experience preferred.
  • Experience with task tracking and asset management software such as Jira, Perforce, etc.


  • Experience working with Houdini for visual effects development.
  • Experience generating effects outside of game environments.
  • Proficiency with at least one development language (C++/C#, JS, Mel, Python)

How to Apply

To apply, please send a short cover email, including your resume or a link to your updated LinkedIn profile and a link to your portfolio to: JOBS@MANTICOREGAMES.COM 

Submission / Portfolio Requirements

  • Resume/CV/Complete LinkedIn Profile
  • Demo Reel demonstrating relevant work from previous projects.
  • Demo Reel breakdown sheet detailing contribution for each piece.
  • Must be willing to complete an art test if requested to do so.

About the Company

Located in San Mateo, Manticore Games is an independent developer of high quality hardcore multiplayer PC and console games and services.

Manticore Games was established by industry veterans with experience in PC, console, mobile and VR games at Electronic Arts, Blizzard, Xfire, Trion Worlds, Crystal Dynamics, Zynga.

Manticore Games provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.