Principal VFX Artist

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Posted 15 November 2022
Salary Negotiable
LocationAmsterdam
Job type Permanent
DisciplineArt
Reference18282
Contact NameLiam Hollinshead

Job description

Vertigo Games are looking to recruit a Principal VFX Artist who can create immersive VR Worlds. The studio is the largest VR developer in the world and part of the Embracer Group.

Vertigo Games have released a number of exciting games and experiences from Arizona Sunshine and After The Fall to their work with National Geographic and Space Flight VR. Vertigo are now working on their most ambitious project to date with a high end, multi-platform VR action shooter game HELLSWEEPER VR.

Your VFX expertise covers shader effects and animations, particle systems, precomputed simulations, prerendered texture sequences (flipbooks), post FX etc. You are a one-man VFX army, able to do all the above while considering the performance limitations of mobile VR hardware.

Your responsibilities…
  • Create high quality VFX in a range of techniques and styles
  • Research and implement new, innovative VFX techniques
  • Monitoring VFX impact on performance and adjusting accordingly

The skills and experience you'll bring to the role...
  • 8+ year's of experience as VFX Artist
  • Strong artistic insight and feeling for timing and animation
  • Familiar with Unreal Engine's Niagara Systems
  • Technical ability for content creation and getting it to run in game
  • Extensive knowledge of Unreal Engine and its shaders, blueprint, and particle systems
  • Good understanding of performance implications and optimizations
  • Established modelling and texturing ability
  • Strong knowledge of pixel and vertex shaders
  • Extensive knowledge of special effects software such as FumeFX, RealFlow, Embergen, and Houdini

Bonus points if you have...
  • Prior experience with Substance Painter & Designer 
  • Knowledge of MEL/Python
  • Understanding of CGFX and/or HLSL shader languages


Perks and benefits include…
  • Relocation cost compensation depending on your situation
  • Flexible working hours
  • Free pension plan
  • Free train commuting to the office when outside of Amsterdam
  • Income tax reduction for eligible expats
  • Group activities and an annual VR game jam
  • Work from home budget and energy contribution 
Vertigo Games have a built a company culture around a healthy work-life balance, and support this with flexible hours, and an environment that gives developers room to learn, grow and the freedom to share their creative input. They also make the latest VR hardware and titles available for the team to take home and enjoy to their hearts content.