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Senior VFX Artist - Raven

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RAVEN SOFTWARE, developer of numerous award-winning games, including contributions to the blockbuster Call of Duty franchise [Call of Duty: Online, Infinite Warfare, Advanced Warfare, Ghosts, Black Ops, Modern Warfare, WWII], is looking for a talented and passionate Sr. 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.

Primary 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 2 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.

Pluses:
•    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 systems.

Located in Madison, Wisconsin, RAVEN SOFTWARE offers an upscale work environment with state-of-the-art workstations, competitive compensation, generous benefits, highly-skilled teammates, affordable living, and an exceptional quality of life.

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