VFX Artist

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Art and Animation
South East UK, East Midlands, Other UK
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Jagex Games Studio are looking for a VFX Artist. The successful candidate will work with the art lead on an unannounced MMO. You will be responsible for producing world class, real-time visual effects ingame that enhance the players' experience.

In return you'll receive a competitive salary, options for a sponsored gym membership, private health care, flexible working, cycle repair, free parking and fresh fruit delivered to your team every day.
We also have full bean style coffee machine that provides hot drinks available throughout the day.

Expect to be invited to team events once a quarter as well as company-wide parties to celebrate our successes.

The successful applicant will be able to enjoy our newly refurbished office which includes contemporary break out areas, gaming zones, high tech meeting rooms, a huge Atrium with tiered seating and our very own private bar!

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Produce high quality real-time visual effects through any stage of the production process in respect of the project's technical and artistic constraints

Define and refine new and existing FX tools to achieve world class VFX

Test and proactively troubleshoot FX that are not working in the game and help fix them

Have a thorough knowledge of optimization techniques for CPU and GPU limitations over multiple platforms

Plan, estimate and prioritise time frames for the completion of day to day tasks and track progress using the designated tracking tools

Communicate and collaborate with artist,designers and programmers to achieve tasks and maintain consistency of work

Optimise work and maintain balance between VFX quality and performance

Implement and incorporate feedback from Lead Artist and other Leads into work

Understand best practices, production pipelines and workflows for game development

Support the Lead Artist in any ad hoc tasks and duties

Essential Skills:

Expert knowledge of making real-time VFX using the Unity game engine

Ability to conceptualize abstract concepts into impressive on-screen visuals

Ability to create complex FX while using the most efficient memory footprint possible

Good working knowledge of particle driven effects and shader systems

Good working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and/or After Effects for texture creation

Good working knowledge of Maya with particular emphasis on fluid simulation and rigid body dynamics tools

Good understanding of shaders and their creation

Good understanding of modelling, texture mapping, materials and post processing (e.g. colour grading )

Familiarity with data management software (perforce)

Experience with a scripting language (e.g. Mel, Python) would be an asset

Shader writing is also a big plus (e.g., HLSL)

Desired Qualities:

Experience in game visual effects - 2 Shipped Titles

Bachelor's degree in visual effects or other relevant training

Experience creating both stylised and realistic VFX

Corporate Responsibilites:
To behave at all times in a professional manner, maintaining a positive and conscientious work ethic whilst also demonstrating initiative and determination to get the job done.
To work effectively with colleagues both within the immediate team and across the company whenever necessary.
To demonstrate a willingness to adapt to the evolving environment of the company, teams and work requirements.
Drive to learn, grown and improve their current skill set and that of the function.
Maintaining professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Jagex are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

Contact Details:
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Contact: The Recruitment Team

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