Senior VFX Artist

Hidden Path Entertainment
Bellevue, WA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

This position is responsible for the design and implementation of realtime visual effects in Unreal Engine 4. You should have a passion for making games, strong artistic skills, and an understanding of how to optimize performance for realtime playback. This is a full-time on-site position in Bellevue, WA.

Daily responsibilities:

  • Identify and plan VFX elements in coordination with design team
  • Identify and plan VFX hooks in coordination with engineering team
  • Create in-game VFX assets
  • Optimize VFX assets for perf/scalability
  • Implement and tune VFX assets using hooks provided by engineering team
  • Refine VFX assets based on team feedback

Skills & Requirements

Required skills:

  • UE4 Cascade
  • UE4 Material Editor
  • UE4 Blueprints
  • Understanding of UE4 graphics scalability controls and LOD architecture
  • Basic Maya or Max modeling

You should:

  • Have both an aesthetic eye and technical proficiency in UE4
  • Be passionate about your work and interested in pushing the boundaries of the discipline
  • Have a strong work ethic, self-direction, and constant drive to make the game better
  • Have clear verbal and written communication skills
  • Be able to maintain positive interpersonal relationships with others
  • Be organized and able to document your work such that others can understand it
  • Make timely deliverables
  • Have a love of and passion for games and entertainment
  • Possess a low drama personality

Nice to have:

  • Procedural/physics-based simulation experience
  • Alembic cache workflow from Houdini / Maya to UE4
  • UE4 Cloth
  • UE4 Physics / Collision / Destruction
  • Familiarity with Confluence / JIRA / Perforce

How to Apply

Artists should enclose:

  • Cover letter
  • Link to an online portfolio
  • LinkedIn profile or resume

To apply, please submit your materials to jobs@hiddenpath.com

About the Company

Hidden Path Entertainment is an independent video game company established to develop interactive entertainment software for current and future generations of video game consoles, virtual reality platforms, and other computing platforms. Hidden Path is currently working on both independently-funded and publisher-funded projects, developing fun and innovative titles for some of the most popular companies in gaming.