Senior VFX Artist – Star Wars
Art & Animation (Brighton-UK)
We are BossAlien, an award-winning developer of mobile games based in Brighton, UK and part of the NaturalMotion family of game studios. Our mission is to bring AAA console visuals and deep compelling game experiences to mobile platforms, and we’re fortunate to have been named one of the Best Places to Work in the UK games industry by gamesindustry.biz for five years running. We are very proud to be a winner alongside our industry colleagues and strive to constantly improve the working culture for our staff.
We are looking for a Senior VFX Artist to join us at BossAlien, a division of NaturalMotion, in crafting Star Wars™: Hunters, a competitive arena combat game for the Nintendo Switch system and mobile devices. Star Wars: Hunters will bring players together to engage in thrilling, team-based, multiplayer battles featuring a diverse array of distinctive new Star Wars characters.
As a Senior member of our VFX team, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse team of experienced developers and apply innovative technology and content pipelines. You will need to deliver assets within the confines of real-time engine constraints and programming and gameplay requirements. The VFX Artist possesses the ability to work both independently and in cooperation with the Art Director, Animators, Designers and Rendering team to develop visually spectacular in-game VFX elements for game environments and characters as well as contribute to the development and improvement of particle effect systems, tools, and pipelines.
Key Roles & Responsibilities:
- Work with the craft leaders to build memorable VFX for all areas of the game
- Produce high quality VFX
- Technical implementation of VFX
- Create effective pipelines and filing for asset management
- Work with Producers to build your schedule
Experience & Skills
- Demonstrate experience with console and/ or IOS / Android platform development.
- Experience in Unity or Unreal
- Experience with fluid simulation experience, Maya, Houdini or equivalent
- Proficient knowledge of at least one major 3D package (Max, Maya)
- Excellent technical and artistic problem-solving skills
- Experience in node-based particle creation
- Experience in Unreal Cascade or similar
- Familiarity with scripting
- Efficient organization and communication skills and ability to prioritize and complete ideas within a schedule.
- Ability to work well as part of a team
- Ability to take direction and constructive criticism
- Excellent communication skills
- Passionate about making games
What we offer you:
- Competitive salary and discretionary annual bonus scheme
- Create next-gen games that will be played and loved by millions of players around the world
- Work in a family-oriented, collaborative team that invests in your development and growth on-the-job
- A diverse team of friendly, fun and supportive co-workers
- Flexible working hours & crunch-free working culture
- Communal music and laid-back atmosphere
- Summer/Christmas parties and Happy Hour in the studio each Friday
- 26 days holiday + bank holidays, 2 paid personal days
- 6 months of fully paid maternity/adoption leave or 16 weeks of fully paid paternity leave (eligibility criteria apply)
- Pension plan with a double matching employer contribution (capped at 8%)
- Private medical insurance, dental insurance and healthcare cash plan
- Life insurance, accident insurance and long-term disability insurance
- Company Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) (eligibility criteria apply)
- Fitness Reimbursement plan worth £600 per annum
- Charitable Giving Platform to which the Company contributes a 2:1
- Annual season ticket advance and cycle to work scheme
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