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Associate VFX Artist - Sledgehammer Games

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Sledgehammer Games, located in Foster City, CA., is seeking a talented and passionate VFX Artist to join our high-caliber team. This position will play a key role in the creative design, asset management, and technical implementation of visual effects and design.

To earn this spot, you have experience delivering high-quality VFX art, fierce art skills in composition and modeling, an aptitude for critical thinking and analysis, boundless creativity, extensive knowledge of FPS gameplay/landscape, and a deep passion for playing videogames.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Creating stunning visuals effects for the FPS genre using proprietary real time particle systems.
  • High standards of artist skill in creating texture assets for effects.
  • A critical eye and appreciation of cinematics when placing effects.
  • Finding and dealing with technical issues using performance metric tools.
  • Creatively solving technical issues that arise.
  • Working with Level Designers and Team Leads to create FX for stunning environments and compelling moments.
Requirements:
  • At least 1 to 3 years of next-gen visual effects development on console hardware (Xbox, PS, PC)
  • Experience with and a good working knowledge of the limitations and expectations of next generation hardware
  • Excellent working knowledge of Maya and Photoshop
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both Artists and Programmers
  • An intimate knowledge of Art skills (e.g. knowledge of composition, color, 3d modeling and painting)
  • Advanced understanding of how to create textures for games.
  • Advanced understanding of the limitations of runtime effects and how to get the best results
Nice to haves:
  • Strong background in modeling, animation and/or traditional art.
  • High-end rendering of particle effects and fluid dynamics.
  • Specialty post-production work for game cinematics.
  • Experience with After Effects.
  • Experience and comfort with one or more scripting/programming languages.
  • Secondary education, Bachelors of Fine arts or equivalent.
  • Ability to assist with other art tasks, including light 2d, 3d, or concept tasks.
  • Strong understanding of real-time physics system
About us:

Sledgehammer Games, are the Developers of : Call of Duty, Advanced Warfare, and was founded with a singular goal:  Achieve Excellence, while making and having fun!

We have a state of the art facility, an industry leading development team, and a studio culture built to promote and support world class game developers.
 
If you are passionate and driven to do your best work, and have a desire to work on the most successful FPS franchise in the history of video games, please apply online.

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