Lead VFX Artist (Remote Options)

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Posted 15 December 2022
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameJordan Langley

Job description

TT Games is seeking to recruit a Lead VFX Artist to work alongside Designers, other Artists, Programmers, and Producer on a day-to-day basis, conceptualising and creating a wide range of visual effects for their games that achieve the production and quality goals set for the project. You will also work closely with the Head of Art in setting the style and quality standard for the games.

You will be expected to estimate timescales for your tasks in advance and deliver milestones as part of the development process.  You should be able to show creative leadership to the VFX team, inspiring them to work to their potential and take pride in what they produce.

Your responsibilities...

  • Creation of high quality game and cutscene specific VFX using in-house editor and packages provided (Maya and Photoshop)
  • Liaise with Gameplay Artists & Code with regards to placing and triggering gameplay-specific VFX
  • Feedback any risks or concerns of game designs impacting the schedule.
  • Ensuring work/level hits all memory and frame rate guides and restrictions for all platforms required
  • Responsible to plan and prioritise assigned workload within given deadline
  • Attending meetings to note the VFX requirements in conjunction with Level Director
  • Help to mentor other VFX artists and regularly review employee performance through appraisals and 1-2-1’s to ensure targets and expected behaviours are delivered
  • Document and communicate clear technical guidelines for VFX creation and real-time implementation to the team
  • Work closely with the engine programmers to build future tools and improve pipelines and graphic potential
  • Actively develop and improve skill set by keeping aware of industry trends and techniques, evaluating competitive products, and learning new software packages
  • Undertake relevant on-the-job training where required
  • Assist in the recruitment of new employees

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…

  • Demonstrable people management experience
  • Outstanding portfolio demonstrating VFX work
  • Demonstrable production experience as a VFX Artist in the games industry, preferably on console titles
  • Good working knowledge and proficiency of a 3D application, preferably Maya
  • Strong Photoshop editing skills for creating texture effects for use with the particle systems
  • Advanced skills of software used in game development such as Unreal Engine 4 and Unity
  • Understanding of shaders and rendering pipeline as it relates to VFX
  • Practical and methodical approach to both technical and creative problem-solving
  • Highly self-motivated and solid time management skills to meet deadlines without sacrificing quality
  • Ability and willingness to accept and follow direction and to collaborate productively with others
Responsible for the best-selling and BAFTA-winning LEGO videogame series, TT Games is in the business of delighting children and grown-ups alike. With more than 25 years of success behind their studio, and as a valued part of Warner Bros since 2007, they have incredibly exciting plans for future titles based on the world's biggest entertainment properties.

TT Games offers a comprehensive benefits package. Their work environment is inclusive and friendly, with new hybrid and remote work options supported by online collaboration tools, first-class IT support and smart use of their comfortable, well-equipped office environments. The studio provides access to in-house learning and development resources.