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Senior VFX Artist - Mobile Gaming

Remote | Austin, Texas
Permanent | Job ID #69054 | Posted Last Month

Our client, one of the biggest names in mobile gaming, is looking for a Senior VFX Artist to join their team! We’re looking for someone who has a proven track records of working on best-in-class mobile games. If you're a talented VFX Artist who loves problem solving we want to speak with you!


  • Work closely with the Art and Engineering teams to construct and implement particle systems, UV based animations, and shader VFX in Unity
  • Implement optimal performance and efficiency of the game’s final visual assets
  • Work with lead animator and concept artists to visually develop the look and feel of the game VFX
  • Work effectively to tackle any VFX and sorting-related bugs
  • Research and understand the style of the IP
  • Create materials/shaders to achieve outstanding styles and hit amazing visual quality


  • 4+ years of experience with Unity and/or other engines
  • Intermediate skills with 3D modeling, rigging and UV texturing with professional 3D software such as Maya or Blender
  • Understanding of optimizing 3D and 2D VFX assets for memory and performance considerations
  • Intermediate skills creating high quality VFX particle systems in Unity
  • Core Adobe Creative Suite skills
  • Technical background in developing scripts, Photoshop actions, and other automation tools vital for art implementation and optimization
  • Experience in game development, with shipped titles
  • Experience with profiling tools
  • Experience with version control software such as Perforce, Git
  • Experience writing and modifying shaders is a nice to have
  • Knowledge of platform specific development
  • Style Range & Flexibility. Ability to build a set of distinctive characteristics that form an art style and maintain consistency throughout shared pieces of art. Be able to shift between different looks quickly for exploration
  • Capable of rapid visualization and able to effectively generate multiple rough storyboards to solve visual design problems
  • Experience in the construction and optimization of shader based systems
  • An understanding of the high and low res modeling 3D processes, with the ability to build clean and optimized topology fit for VFX purposes
  • Ability to use different texture & UV techniques, workflows and tools to get hit a quality benchmark visually and technically
  • Understanding animation fundamentals (timing, rhythm, flow, and movement) when crafting VFX
  • Solid understanding of Art Pipelines, Game Engines, Optimization, other game fields, rendering/lighting/materials/scene setup

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.


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