VFX Artist (Titanfall)

Respawn Entertainment
Chatsworth, CA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Respawn Entertainment is a AAA game development studio that was founded in 2010 by former co-founders of Infinity Ward and creators of the multi-billion dollar Call of Duty and Modern Warfare franchises. In 2017, Respawn was acquired by Electronic Arts, a leading global interactive entertainment publisher. We have shipped Titanfall and Titanfall 2 to critical acclaim, and are currently hiring for our Star Wars ™, Titanfall, and Unannounced VR game development teams. Our motto is gameplay first, and the opportunity to create groundbreaking games with some of the best developer talent in the industry awaits our future team members.

We're looking for a highly skilled VFX Artist who will embrace our philosophy and share his/her hard earned expertise to create an incredible experience for our players. We’re picturing someone who is passionate about and invigorated by the idea of doing VFX for video games. If this sounds like you, we're looking forward to seeing your resume!

What you’ll do...

  • Bring life and excitement to the game through your design and implementation of compelling realistic visual effects.
  • Coordinate with Art, Design, and Animation to ensure VFX match the quality bar and vision for the game.
  • Fix VFX related bugs, including performance and budget issues.
  • Help to improve technical pipelines and VFX creation techniques/tools.
  • Assist in research and development.

Benefits & Perks…

Here's a peek at some of what we offer:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and other health and welfare plans.
  • Disability, Life, and AD&D insurance benefits.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for heath and child care.
  • 401K with company match and no vesting period.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
  • Generous parental leave for new parents.
  • Free games and company store with discounts on games and consoles.
  • Other perks include education assistance, commuter benefits, adoption assistance, legal services, mental health support, and group home, auto, and pet insurance.
  • Paid time off, as well as holiday office closures including shutdown between Christmas and New Year's.
  • Company-sponsored team events such as regular staff parties, food trucks, tournaments, movie screenings, game conventions, Ragnar relay races, and launch parties.
  • Game room with a pool table, ping pong, foosball, arcade and tabletop games. 
  • Fully stocked kitchens with fresh fruit, breakfast, snacks, and more.
  • Convenient meal order service for on-site lunch deliveries.
  • State of the art on-site gym with 24/7 access.
  • On-site yoga classes, massages, and car washes.
  • A variety of interest groups and outdoor activities to join with other Respawn Employees: table top games club, poker club, beer club, kit-bashing club, running/hiking, biking, basketball, and soccer among others.
  • Friendly, caring co-workers and management.

Skills & Requirements

Ideally, you'll have...

  • 3+ years’ experience as an effects Artist.
  • Experience working within a game engine.
  • Demonstrable ability to create beautiful and affecting VFX for games, film/tv, or a combination of both.
  • Both technical and creative with a strong artistic vision.
  • Motivated, proactive self-starter.
  • Strong understanding of particle systems.
  • Mastery of relevant software packages such as Photoshop, After Effects and Maya.
  • Passion for making and playing games.
  • Shipped AAA game(s) preferred.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

To find out more about our current job openings or to apply, please visit us at www.respawn.com/careers.

About the Company

Respawn Entertainment is a AAA game development studio that was founded in 2010 by former co-founders of Infinity Ward and creators of the multi-billion dollar Call of Duty and Modern Warfare franchises. In 2017, Respawn was acquired by Electronic Arts, a leading global interactive entertainment publisher. We have shipped Titanfall and Titanfall 2 to critical acclaim, and are currently hiring for our Star Wars ™, Titanfall, and Unannounced VR game development teams. Our motto is gameplay first, and the opportunity to create groundbreaking games with some of the best developer talent in the industry awaits our future team members.

If you want to know more about what we look for in potential candidates and our approach to creating an awesome work environment, check out this interview with our head of HR and recruiting, Kristin.