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Principal / Lead VFX Artist - Unannounced AAA Action RPG




United States

United States




Mid-Senior Level

Permanent | Full Time



Scopely is looking for a Principal/Lead VFX Artist to join us remotely from the US!

At Scopely, we care deeply about what we do and want to inspire play, every day - whether in our work environments alongside our talented colleagues, or through our deep connections with our communities of players. We are a global team of game lovers who are developing, publishing and innovating the gaming industry, connecting millions of people around the world daily.

Scopely is building an exciting AAA multiplayer action game for consoles, PC, and mobile, using Unreal 5. We believe this stylized fantasy project has the potential to be massive in scale and industry-defining!

What You Will Do

As a Principal/Lead VFX Artist, you will help define the stylized artistic vision and VFX pipeline for an wondrous new fantasy IP. Action combat will be a focus, but skilled generalists with an eye for subtlety and sophistication are also encouraged to apply. You will be working with an experienced AAA team to lay the foundations for VFX in this new world, and inspire artistic, creative, and technical innovation.

  • Work with the Art Director to define the game's VFX style and pipeline
  • Create stylized game ready VFX inside Unreal 5
  • Develop style guides to inspire and ensure consistency
  • Embrace feedback and iteration, focusing on the player experience
  • Find and tackle technical issues to ensure smooth gameplay
  • Work with cross-discipline teams to accomplish art, gameplay, and technical goals
  • Help define and maintain a consistently high quality bar for the game and franchise
  • Guide and mentor other team members and partners

What We Are Looking For
  • 8+ years of related experience, ideally shipping multiple high quality games
  • Portfolio showing stylized or non photorealistic game VFX
  • Unreal (or equivalent) game engine VFX expertise
  • Experience creating combat VFX for action games
  • A critical eye and understanding of timing, lighting, and color
  • Experience creating stylized or non photoreal VFX
  • Experience creating fantasy or fantasy adjacent VFX
  • Ability to work well within a cross-discipline, iterative, team environment
  • Creative and technical ability to hit game performance targets
  • Ability to lead, either by example as a principal craft leader, or as a manager

Bonus Points
  • Love of fantasy universes in any form of media
  • Digital painting skills are a plus
  • Experience with VFX simulation software to add realism to your stylized game VFX
  • Deep technical art knowledge in Unreal engine is a plus
  • Passion for games, stories, and creating rich player experiences
  • Experience with multiplayer action games a plus

For candidates in CA, CO, NJ, NY and WA, the annual salary range is $144,200 - 215,000, plus equity, bonus and benefits including healthcare benefits, retirement benefits, pet insurance, paid holidays, paid Scopely free days, and unlimited paid time-off. Base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

At Scopely, we create games for everyone - and want to ensure that the people behind our games reflect that! We are committed to creating a diverse, supportive work environment where everyone is treated with respect. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities and welcome individuals from all backgrounds to join us & embrace the adventure!

About Us

Scopely is a global interactive entertainment and mobile-first video game company, home to many top, award-winning experiences such as "MONOPOLY GO!," "Star Trek™ Fleet Command," "Stumble Guys," "MARVEL Strike Force," and "Yahtzee® With Buddies," among others.

Scopely creates, publishes, and live-operates immersive games that empower a directed-by-consumer™ experience across multiple platforms--from mobile, web, PC and beyond.

Founded in 2011, Scopely is fueled by a world-class team and a proprietary technology platform Playgami that supports one of the most diversified portfolios in the games industry.

Recognized multiple times as one of Fast Company's "World's Most Innovative Companies," Scopely is a multi-billion-dollar business due to its ability to create long-lasting game experiences that players enjoy for years.

Scopely has global operations in more than a dozen markets across Asia, EMEA, and North America, and is home to many internal game development teams, referred to as Scopely Studios, with additional game studio partners across four continents.

Scopely was acquired by Savvy Games Group in July 2023 for $4.9 billion, and is now an independent subsidiary of Savvy.

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