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Senior FX Artist

Remote | Greater Seattle Area, WA
Permanent | Job ID #69946 | $130,000 - $140,000 yearly | Posted 4 months ago

Onward Play is seeking a Senior FX Artist to join our AAA game studio client. In this role you’ll be working on a well-known AAA console title. The Senior FX Artist, specializing in destruction, will work with the Art Director, VFX Supervisor, and FX team to create consistent, high quality, and performant in-game and cinematic visual FX. The Senior FX Artist will help set department standards, troubleshoot technical issues, and participate in FX department tool development.


  • Creation of destruction FX across all areas of the game which set the industry leading standard, with an emphasis on rigid body dynamics, pyro simulations, and particle effects.
  • Collaborate with the project Art Director and Lead FX Artist to ensure a consistent style and quality level across all the various types of game FX assets.
  • Research and Develop new FX solutions, visually and technically.
  • Work with your team to troubleshoot FX related issues in a timely manner and maintain your implementations throughout production.
  • Work with graphics engineers to improve upon existing technologies and develop new ones that raise the bar of game FX, both visually and technically.
  • Work with and mentor junior FX Artists.
  • 5+ years’ experience as a professional FX artist in AAA games and/or film.
  • Proficiency in fluid, particle, and rigid body simulations to create realistic FX in 3d packages such as Houdini, Maya, or 3dsMax.
  • Portfolio of realistic, high quality FX work.
  • Experience with large scale and complex destruction simulations in film or games.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills and an ability to prioritize work.
  • A deep comprehension of how real-time VFX influences performance and how to maintain visual standards while supporting game-play.
  • Experience with a scripting or programming language
  • Experience using popular game engines
  • Experience building and maintaining FX tools/Rigs 

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.

Pay: $130,000 - $140,000 yearly


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