SENIOR VFX ARTIST (2 Year Contract)

Rocksteady Studios is looking to add to its family of staff!  Reporting to the Lead VFX Artist, the Senior VFX Artist will be responsible for the design and creation of world-class visual effects!

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Create industry leading VFX on a daily basis to significantly raise the project’s visual bar
  • Work closely and be comfortable communicating across all teams and departments
  • Self-regulate your workload while completing ad-hoc requests & investigating any issues that arise
  • Be proactive and pre-empt dependency issues across teams before they happen
  • Fully understand the project toolchain/game engine and confidently report issues & improvements
  • Continue to develop the skills of yourself and those around you to maintain a world-class quality
  • Create optimal effects  to run efficiently in-game whilst maintaining high visual quality

Technical Requirements

  • Excellent knowledge of Max and Photoshop (An excellent knowledge of other 3D packages is also acceptable if able to transfer skillset)
  • Excellent knowledge of any real-time 3D engine (especially UE4)
  • Excellent knowledge of Fluid simulations and Rigid Body simulations.
  • Good knowledge of Houdini and Substance Designer with an onus to continually improve skills to a very high level

Skill Requirements

  • Excellent knowledge of Shaders utilising mathematical functions and procedural techniques to produce optimised high quality and highly functional shaders
  • Excellent ability to create VFX textures
  • Basic knowledge in modelling and UV mapping of basic props
  • Excellent understanding of what makes a great visual effect:
    • Timing
    • Anticipation
    • Colour
    • Impact
  • Visual understanding and ability to re-create natural phenomena i.e. Waves, lightning, electricity
  • Comfortable working in an environment of honest feedback & iterative design
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated / disciplined without lead supervision
  • Have a great personality and be a pro-active person who has a constant desire to improve
  • Have a solid interest in game methodology
  • Understanding of traditional arts and fundamental art concepts. (Use of colour, contrast, composition, form.)

Benefits

  • Private family medical care
  • Private dental care
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • 25-day annual holiday allowance
  • Brand new custom designed studio
  • World class training speakers hosted on-site
  • Access to multiple online training websites
  • Monthly team meals/outings
  • On-site subsidised Masseuse, Yoga, Life Drawing & Parking
  • Quarterly salary adjustment reviews
  • Monthly 1on1s with your Line Manager
  • Yearly Line Manager & Studio Peer Performance review process
  • Film nights in our Mocap theatre
  • Subsidised gym in the office complex
  • Discounts to WB goodies i.e. HBO, WB films, TV, Harry Potter tour
  • Staff only merchandise store
  • State of the art office with the entire 150+ team in 1 open-plan room
  • Free fruit, juices and soft drinks
  • Childcare Vouchers Scheme
  • National Rail Season Ticket Travel Loan
  • Overseas Relocation Support
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Support Assistance Programme (Free personal counselling and guidance support)
  • Finder’s Fee
  • Free Eye Test & Discounted Glasses
  • Free Seasonal Flu Jab