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FX Artist


San Diego, CA 04-21-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Art at Epic

What we do

Push your artistic talent to the limit on a team of world-class artists from a variety of art disciplines who strive to innovate and inspire.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic.

What you'll do

Psyonix is seeking a VFX Artist to work on Rocket League and future projects. This opportunity is ideal for someone who has worked in production, has experience with a live game, and can thrive in a fast paced work environment. Our production culture is one of facilitation, organizing, and creating clarity in a rapid and agile development environment. Our ideal candidate must be self motivated and collaborative.

In this role, you will
• Develop complex and visually stunning particle and shader effects
• Create textures, models and shaders to build out effects for in game assets
• Work closely with artists, animators, designers and programmers to implement effects
• Concept, propose, and implement creative ideas for in game content

What we're looking for
• 5+ Years of production experience
• Ability to create assets from scratch and match an established style
• Prior experience in video game development - ideally shipping at least one title
• Experience in Photoshop and 3D packages (3Ds Max or Maya) and real time, in-game FX systems
• Great technical knowledge and familiarity of game engines
• Proficient in optimizing effects and shaders to maintain the game running at target fps
• Excellent communication and organization skills. Ability to communicate effectively with people across multiple departments
• Great understanding of scale, timing, detail, form, texture and color
• Passion and constant drive to stay up to date with latest technology and new techniques
• Desire and ability to work in a self-directed, fast paced work environment, and is able to drive projects to completion
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to accurately estimate tasks and maintain schedules
• Strong communication skills and understanding of various art disciplines in relation to VFX (animation, hard surface, environment)
• Someone who is user-focused, passionate, scrappy, solutions-focused, and innovative. These traits equal success at Epic and influence everything we do

Nice to have skills
• Familiar with Rocket League
• Worked on a live game
• Strong understanding of real time rendering requirements
• Must be comfortable pioneering new tools and techniques

About Us

Psyonix is a video game developer best known for Rocket League, the award-winning game that combines soccer, driving, and highly competitive and addictive gameplay. As part of the Epic Games family, we are an industry-leading game studio rooted in a crunch-free philosophy that emphasizes an amazing employee experience, located in the heart of San Diego.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d22916-3-236-118-225-42 in your application.

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Company Profile

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is a leading interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D engine technology. Epic operates Fortnite, one of the world’s largest games with over 350 million accounts and 2.5 billion friend connections. Epic also develops Unreal Engine, which powers the world’s leading games and is also adopted across industries such as film and television, architecture, automotive, manufacturing, and simulation.