Lead VFX Artist

Website madheadgames Mad Head Games

Built on solid foundations of ambition, friendship and talent

Would you trust yourself with the responsibility of managing and developing the visual effects (VFX) team in an unconventional, award-winning gaming studio, surrounded by extremely fun-to-work-with colleagues, while creating amazing effects worthy of AA/ AAA game development?

You would? Ok, that’s a promising start!

What will you be doing as a Mad Head?

  • Use available tools (particle systems, modeling, texturing, etc.) to lead the development of visual effects that clearly communicate gameplay and immerses the player in the game world
  • Design and develop eye-catching visual effects for characters and levels in Unreal Engine
  • Create visual effects for the needs of in-game cinematics and handle all aspects of the VFX pipeline
  • Identifying solutions to continuously improve on quality and performance, whether it involves an exciting new technology or how to communicate a new gameplay design
  • Optimize effects to make them game-ready and modify visual effects to match the budget and ensure they remain of high quality
  • Set materials with special properties
  • Collaborate with cross-discipline teams
  • Supervise bug distribution and verify bug fixes

What do we expect from our ideal candidate?

  • 3+ years of experience as a VFX artist in the film, marketing or game industry
  • Knowledge of engines (primarily Unreal, possibly Unity) and their particle and material editors
  • Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision
  • Understanding the technical limits of VFX in the gaming industry
  • Strong feel for gameplay aesthetics and the overall impression of how a good game should be created
  • Excellent creativity and artistic skills
  • Leadership skills to train other VFX artists
  • Willingness to remain up-to-date on the latest creative software and hardware
It would be a plus if you have: 

  • Excellent knowledge of 3D software (3DS Max, Maya, Blender)
  • Good knowledge of 2D animation programs (After Effects)
  • Good knowledge of programs and plug-in elements for simulations (Houdini, FumeFX, EmberGen)
  • Experience as an animator, modeler, and/or texture artist is a bonus
  • Previous experience in working on AA / AAA titles
  • Very strong problem-solving skills for technically challenging tasks

In return, here is what we can give:

  • A dynamic and extremely upbeat workplace like you have never seen before
  • Flexible working hours: sleep in or run errands before work – we trust you with your time
  • Chance to work with senior professionals and teams from the field
  • Premium private medical insurance for you and your family members as well as other wellbeing benefits such as yoga classes because we care about our physical and mental health
  • Ongoing education and training: Self-improvement is a priority so conferences, classes, workshops, courses (external and internal) are all part of the package!
  • Community events: we are heavily involved in developing startup, tech and gaming ecosystems – and will include you into it!

To apply for this job please visit careers.madheadgames.com.