Lead VFX Artist (Gears of War 4)

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Areas of Expertise:
Art and Animation
South East UK
Splash Damage
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About Splash Damage

Splash Damage is an independently-owned studio on the outskirts of London, and we're all about crafting engaging multiplayer experiences. Last year, we launched our multiplayer shooter Dirty Bomb on PC and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One. We’re currently working on Gears of War 4 and several other high-profile projects on PC and console. We’re looking for talented artists to help make them great!

The Role

We are looking for a talented Lead VFX artist to help us build world class effects for upcoming titles. You should exhibit both technical skill and artistic talent, have a passion for creative problem solving, and be able to manage and inspire a small team of artists.

Lead, manage, and mentor a small team of creative VFX artists
Work alongside the Art Director and the other leads to develop the visual style and define the quality bar for the game
Research, develop and maintain technical pipelines, tools and workflows, aided by our technical artists
Maintain a great level of communication within your team, with the project’s producers, and with the other leads

Essential Skills and Experience

At least two released titles where credited as a lead VFX artist or senior VFX Artist
A strong portfolio showcasing your experience creating VFX and your art skills in general
A robust understanding of the fundamentals of VFX including timing, composition, colour and how to use VFX to provide gameplay feedback
Experience authoring real-time VFX within the technical constraints imposed by console and PC technology
Experience managing, and mentoring a small team

Preferred Skills and Experience

Strong knowledge of game development workflows, processes and tools
Knowledge in rigid body and fluid simulation
Passion for creative problem solving and pushing boundaries

Perks & Benefits

Alongside our brand-new headquarters, stocked up drinks fridge and a never-ending supply of coffee, all of our roles come complete with the following perks and benefits:

- Private medical insurance that will covers you, your partner, and children
- Private dental insurance that significantly reduces cost of dentistry for you, your partner, and children
- Pension scheme where the company matches your contribution
- Complimentary gym membership
- Free eye tests + discounted glasses
- Quarterly revenue share after 1 year of service
- Brand new state of the art office
- Life drawing classes, and massage allowance
- Free fruit juices and soft drinks + Beer and pastries on a Friday.
- Childcare voucher scheme
- Employee assistance programme
- Referral fee

Studio Culture

Splash Damage offers a fun, friendly and relaxed working environment. Everyone here shares a passion for video games and that shows in daily office life. We also regularly get together for social events like pub quizzes, cinema nights, football, and company parties.

Contact Details:
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Contact: jobs@splashdamage.com

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