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Lead VFX Artist – Offenburg, Germany – PC/Console Games

One Player Mission’s client are currently seeking an experienced and talented Lead VFX Artist to join development on their current and upcoming, world-famous IP.

The successful candidate will have passion and the skills to support their team members: planning the project, building up the teams, briefing them and helping them develop. For that reason, it is a must that you enjoy communicating openly and helping people bring their best of themselves to work.

RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Create Visual effects using Unreal 5 and a variety of technical approaches, matching the visual style of the game.
  • Create the required VFX assets (meshes, textures, flow maps, image sequences, vertex animations, etc.)
  • Communicate with designers to collect all relevant information for the effective creation and to brief team members.
  • Work together with VFX director, Tech Art, and Code to ensure the highest quality and best performance for effects.
  • Follow through with an effect and keep it on the radar until it is fully implemented and working as intended.
  • Plan and create VFX task lists, assigning tasks and monitoring them until approval.
  • R&D for the effect pipeline – new tricks and techniques.
  • Work on further improvements and customization of our existing effects toolset. (E.g. helping to build a library of useful material functions, Niagara module, VFX blueprints, etc.).
  • Manage your team by having 1-t-1, conducting annual reviews and mentoring team members
  • Communicate with Art Direction and HR about team-related topics (training, career opportunities, etc.).
  • Participate in recruitment processes for the team (evaluate CVs and portfolios, interview candidates, give feedback, assist at the decision making)

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Extensive experience as VFX artist in a studio
  • Experience with Unreal 5 (Niagara, Blueprints, etc.).
  • Experience with Realtime VFX the obstacles and challenges.
  • Being capable of VFX asset creation (meshes, textures, flow maps, image sequences, vertex animations, etc.).
  • Ability to adapt to visual styles.
  • Ability to create custom shaders and post effects.
  • Inquisitive mindset and creative approach to work: capable to create effects in a constrained environment (project-specific performance requirements, amount of emitters and particles, etc.).
  • Organized and responsible workflow to maintain file hygiene.
  • Excellent communication skills and proven ability to work within a team.
  • Self-driven mindset and being able to take over a complex task and construction sites
  • Good people skills and the ability to see and develop the talent of team members

DESIRED SKILLS (Good to have):

  • Experience with video visual effects software particles e.g.  Adobe After Effects.
  • Keen interest in CGI effects production.
  • Basic programming or scripting skills.
  • Passion to grow your skillset and to include a variety of techniques into your effects. (e.g., metaballs, fluid simulation, morphing, complex particle behavior, etc.).
  • Willingness to invest in tools design, further development, and documentation (sending your requests to the tools code team).
  • General CG artistic skills, such as animation, camera work, and hand drawing skills

BENEFITS:

  • Flexible working hours
  • 30 days holiday
  • Competitive salary

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 – Offenburg, Germany – PC/Console Games

Offenburg
Full time

Published on 01/23/2023

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