Full Time Job

Senior VFX Artist

Riot Games

Los Angeles, CA 03-24-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
As part of the Real-Time VFX team, you'll design and help implement the sleek, dynamic and dramatic special effects that add atmosphere and depth to gameplay. With your experience, you'll create aesthetically astounding visual effects that communicate essential game information. You'll use your artistic and technical skills to breathe life into undead spells, channel primal emotions and capture the essence of hundreds of champions.

As a Senior VFX Artist on the League Champions team, you will report to the VFX Art Lead. You will create VFX for new Champions and Champion Updates at high-quality and at times raise or redefine the bar for effects in League of Legends. You will be supporting team leadership in operational efforts such as mentoring those in your craft and leading projects for their craft disciplines growth. A Senior VFX Artists on Champions team is a force multiplier in the creation, sharing, and upholding of Champion guides and VFX Clarity style guides.

Responsibilities:
• Design and help implement the sleek, dynamic, and dramatic special effects that add atmosphere and depth to gameplay
• Balance visual satisfaction and gameplay clarity while working to ensure amazing effects are representing a given action or state
• Create aesthetically astounding visual effects that communicate game information and capture the essence of hundreds of characters
• Use your craft skills to draw, paint, animate and model with equal proficiency as-needed
• Use your your encyclopedic knowledge of visual effects to combine brand new assets from classic designs
• Find creative and effective solutions to eliminate difficult problems in production and as-needed

Required Qualifications:
• 5+ years' experience in video games industry
• Advanced skills in 3D/2D Software - Maya, 3DS Max, Photoshop
• Experience creating high-quality, stylized real-time VFX
• High proficiency in VFX development, including fundamentals like timing, shape language, color theory and mesh engineering
• Knowledge of the MOBA genre, League of Legends, as it pertains to game design, isometric content and visual clarity

Desired Qualifications:
• Experience working and communicating with several designers
• Development experience creating materials and PBR assets within modern game engines (Unreal, Unity)
• Familiarity with the League of Legends IP and skins universes
• Have worked in several VFX tools, pipelines, and game engines.
• Experience giving direction and delivering clear, constructive feedback to vendors

As a part of the application process, you will provide a portfolio or demo reel of your work and may be asked to complete an art test.
Our Perks:

We offer medical, dental, and vision plans that cover you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children. Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability coverage are also available. Riot will support your retirement benefits with a company match, and double down on your donations of time and money to non-profit charitable organizations. Balance between work and personal life is encouraged with open paid time off, and a play fund so you can broaden and deepen your personal relationship with games.

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It's our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled Rioters and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history (LAMC 189.00)
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Riot Games

Riot Games was founded in 2006 to develop, publish, and support the most player-focused games in the world. In 2009, we released our debut title, League of Legends, to worldwide acclaim. League has gone on to be the most-played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports.