Funcom is looking for an enthusiastic, talented and versatile Senior VFX Artist to join its development team in Raleigh, NC working in the Unreal 4 Engine on several exciting Funcom projects including the upcoming "DUNE" IP game.
The Senior VFX Artist at Funcom, Inc. will have experience with FX creating and editing and will have both a strong creative and technical background. This VFX Artist with be able to conceptualize, present, and execute ideas within a schedule, while actively participating in technical and artistic problem solving, and will be able to partner with multiple disciplines to meet project specific needs.
- Work closely together with the artists and designers to create, implement and polish FX for environments and characters.
- Maintain a deep understanding of the games mechanics so the FX are cohesive with the world.
- Develop in engine/game FXs within Unreal.
- Understand custom toolsets and deliver assets within the confines of real time engine constraints and programming demands.
- Additional duties include assisting with content creation for game development and assisting with quality control of all products.
- 5+ Years of Game Development VFX Artist Experience.
- Expert knowledge of real-time particle systems and animated effects within Unreal Engine.
- Ability to creatively solve issues whilst maintaining performance targets.
- Strong communication skills and drive to deliver consistently on time.
- MUST HAVE Proficiency and experience in Houdini and 3dsMax/Maya.
- Experience working with Volumetric and Liquid simulations.
- Knowledge of the principles of Lighting, Color, Animation and timing.
- Experience with Unreal shaders and PBR techniques.
- Creatively solve issues while maintain performance.
- To take direction from the animation director and art director, and to deliver consistently on time.
- Games industry experience with at least one AAA game credit.
- Experience with Unreal Blueprints.
- Basic knowledge of C++ or Python scripting a plus.
- Great employee benefits (premium free Insurance package, 25 vacation days/8 sick days, etc)
- 401K w/match
- Possibility of advancement
- Dynamic and challenging work environment
- Training opportunities
- Team oriented culture
- Social events and gatherings
Funcom Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Funcom Inc. is looking for candidates who are authorized to work in the U.S. and this will be an onsite/full time position (no remote work).