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Senior FX Artist

Remote | Austin, TX
Permanent | Job ID #69998 | $120,000 - $130,000 yearly | Posted 2 months ago
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Onward Play is searching for a Senior FX Artist to join a new game studio! The Senior FX Artist will be creating high quality Real-Time visual effects, supporting gameplay, UI and build shaders that support the visual target. You will be working in Unreal 5 using Cascade or Niagara. Work directly with a core group of dedicated and experienced developers to establish a new studio and new project! We’re looking for game industry veterans who can hit the ground running!
Responsibilities:

  • Create convincing Real-Time FX through all stages of the game development process, from conception to completion
  • Maintain a consistently high visual quality across a wide range of effects, from raging waterfalls to light impact clouds - and everything in between.
  • Optimize effects to run efficiently in-game while maintaining high visual quality.
  • Design, construct, document and enforce pipeline procedures to deliver competitive, cutting- edge assets.
  • Prototype new techniques and approaches.
  • Create visually impressive FX that are efficient in both performance and memory- create textures, flow maps and different levels of detail.

Skill Requirements:

  • Strong technical knowledge of effects generation using Unreal Cascade (or a comparable engine).
  • Thorough knowledge of the different game development cycles.
  • Keen eye for detail and ability to break down existing effects in games and films
  • The ability to quickly conceptualize, present and execute ideas.

Pluses:

  • Experience with Unreal 4/5
  • Samples of your work, displaying clear FX systems with a detailed breakdown of their construction.
  • Portfolio materials must demonstrate a strong understanding of particle effects technology, techniques, and implementation in a current game.
  • 4+ years production art experience in the gaming industry with at least 1 year as a Senior FX Artist.
  • Strong understanding of PBR shader development and lighting.
  • Knowledge of Houdini.

At Onward Search, our job is to find your dream jobs. We are creatives, marketers and digital wizards who use our talents to connect talented people with the nation’s leading brands. And our relationship won’t end with your start date. More than recruiters, we are your advocates, advisors, and employers of record. We pay weekly, make sure your needs are met, and measure our success by yours. Join us. DE&I is not just our promise, it’s our passion. Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment regarding 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.

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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: $120,000 - $130,000 yearly

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