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Lead VFX Artist – AAA Games – Barcelona, Spain / Hybrid

OPMs client is looking for a experienced and talented Lead VFX Artist to join their growing team of developers.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of memory and frame budgets, production schedule and project goals, animation, programming and design concerns, understands PBR lighting basics and material authoring.


  • Current-generation AAA video game platform experience with two or more published titles. To ensure a wide perspective on potential methods, familiarity with multiple engines and toolsets is desirable.
  • Collaborate with Design, Engineering, and the Technical Art staff on FX pipeline.
  • Coordinate with Development Management Team to understand the evolving needs of the studio.
  • Mentor a team of FX artists, supporting and promoting a growth mindset amongst the staff.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work collaboratively – must be open to direction and able to embrace and manage others through change.
  • Exceptional portfolio of FX artwork, including significant real-time work.


  • Very strong technical art background in FX, with a focus on shader writing.
  • Experience authoring rendered FX in packages such as the Adobe Suite, Maya/Max and Houdini.
  • Scripting and/or visual scripting experience (Unreal’s Blueprints, etc.)


  • Work with the Art Director to set the art style and visual standard for the team by the creation of art assets, a mastery of internal technology and tools pipeline and departmental production dependencies.
  • Work closely with the graphic engineering team to develop new or improve upon old technologies to improve visual effect quality.
  • Work closely with Art, Cinematic and Development teams to create industry leading FX throughout our environments, characters, weapons/vehicles and cinematic sequences.
  • You are an expert in Unreal Engine FX tools with an emphasis on Houdini FX.
  • Proficiency with 3D graphics, particle systems, physics, ribbons, shaders, etc.
  • Evaluate and initiate processes and features needed to improve and streamline production.
  • Help standardize the workflow and pipelines for asset creation.
  • Participate in planning and milestone delivery for the FX.
  • Ability to showcase outstanding use of fluid dynamics, timing, animation, color and lighting in the creation of photorealistic, high quality effects for environments and dynamic objects.


  • Relocation Package/assistance and VISA support.
  • Restaurant Tickets: approx 180 € per month (2.160€/year).
  • 23 vacation days per year + Christmas to the new year (the office is closed from 24th December to 2nd January).
  • Develop your career working in a super exciting environment with a great working atmosphere, international work environment
  • Flexible Working Hours & Flexible Friday.
  • Flexible working conditions of Work From Home.

And many more!

Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call directly today on +44 (0) 1206 214415

Lead VFX Artist – AAA Games – Barcelona, Spain / Hybrid

Full time

Published on 01/23/2023

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