Senior VFX Artist

Location: Sacramento, California, United States

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Requisition Number: 162050

Position Title: Senior Visual Effects Artist 2

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Senior VFX Artist 

Location: Sacramento, California, United States

 

Who is EA Capital Games?

We’re a mobile game studio located in Midtown Sacramento, home to the title Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, the most successful Star Wars mobile game ever released, charting as the #1 grossing game in over 35 countries, and one of the Top 40 grossing games in the entire world across Apple and Google.

Collectively, we are a close-knit group of passionate gamers. Our team culture is friendly, fast-paced, results-focused, and collaborative. We take our work – but not ourselves – very seriously.

While walking the halls of our brand-new 31,000 sqft studio, you’ll hear the cacophony of epic console competitions, lively debates, and the rattle of dice thrown across a game board. Game nights, happy hours, weekend adventures, and a dog-friendly atmosphere are all elements of who we are.

 

Role Overview:

Our flagship title Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes is looking for an accomplished Senior Visual Effects Artist with experience in game development, specifically in the mobile space. You will report directly to the studio’s Technical Art Director and work in cooperation with the Art Director, design team, tech art, and other art discipline leads. You will lead the production and implementation of top quality VFX for our existing Star Wars game and future projects. You will maintain the current visual style and look for ways to innovate and enhance visuals across the game. You will develop visually stunning in game visual effect elements for game environments, characters, ships, and cinematics. You will also contribute to the development of visual effect systems, tools, and pipelines. 

 

Work Task Examples:

As a Senior Visual Effects Artist, you will:

  • Work with designers, Art Director and the technical Lead to establish visual standards and technical specifications of VFX assets for the project. 
  • Improve the visual quality of the game by creating high-quality real-time visual effects that are performant on mobile. 
  • Review the existing library of visual effects in game and look for ways to improve optimizations while elevating or maintaining visuals.
  • Help communicate gameplay mechanics to the player through VFX elements
  • Collaborate with lead tech artist to creatively solve technical and art pipelines.
  • Work with Character, Environment, and UI pipelines to create stunning FX and compelling moments..
  • Mentor junior visual effect artists.

 

Skills We Look For:

  • At least 5+ years of visual effects development in video games. 
  • Experience with the limitations and expectations of mobile platforms.
  • Translate on brand effects (e.g. fire, smoke, explosions, water, dust, and more) into in-game visual effects.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Photoshop and Max or Maya.
  • The ability to create hand painted textures as well as rendered textures (e.g. Houdini).
  • Experience with a particle system in a mobile game engine.

 

Benefits

We are proud of the great perks we offer like comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, tuition reimbursement, 401k with company match, ESPP stock plan, relocation benefits and, of course, free video games. And since we realize it takes outstanding people to make outstanding games, we offer great compensation packages and a culture that is powered by creativity and individuality.



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Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

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Date Opened: 2020-08-17 19:09:53.617

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