The minions of Hell are growing stronger...
If you're a highly motivated and experienced Senior VFX Artist, then come work with us and help us build something extraordinary.
Do you geek out on creating fire, smoke, magic, electricity, and explosions?
Our team of talented developers is growing. Our backgrounds are diverse and we all share a real passion for what we do. We believe that if you’re looking for a tight-knit crew that celebrates self-expression and embraces collaboration, we will be a phenomenal fit for you.
Oh, also, you really like killing demons and getting loot, right?
As a Senior VFX Artist you will bring strong artistic fundamentals and knowledge of industry standard VFX practices to the world of Diablo. Your responsibilities will range from creating textures and geometry needed for VFX, to working in complex 2D and 3D pipelines, to collaborating with Art and Design direction to enhance gameplay and bring spectacle to the world of Diablo IV.
Work alongside Leads, Directors, and other VFX artists to collaborate and share a vision of creating the next iteration of a game industry defining franchise.
This role is anticipated to be a hybrid work position, with some work on-site and some work-from-home. The potential home studio for this role is either Albany, NY, or Irvine, CA.
What you offer
You may wonder what it will take to be successful in this role.
Create player abilities, creature abilities, environmental FX, explosions, and more in the Diablo IV VFX style.
Ability to contribute to all stages of VFX development, from early R&D to final assets.
Work with production to ensure quality FX are delivered according to a schedule.
Be a source of knowledge on the team helping to guide and mentor junior artists.
Regularly work with multi-disciplinary departments to tackle problems and improve the visual and gameplay experience for players.
5+ years of demonstrated ability working as a VFX Artist in game development.
Knowledge & Skills
Exceptional grasp of the principles of motion, anticipation, dynamics, follow-through, lighting, and other facets of animation to create powerful imagery.
Extraordinary understanding of gameplay.
Exceptional understanding of next generation asset creation pipelines, tools, and real-time game development needs.
Portfolio demonstrating relevant skills. Only online work submissions, please. (e.g. website, blog or online album).
Willingness to complete a test if requested to do so.
We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.
We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to [email protected]. General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.
At Blizzard Entertainment, we pour our hearts and souls into everything we create. Best known for iconic video game universes including Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, and StarCraft, we’ve been creating genre-defining games for millions of players around the world for more than 30 years. We’re on a quest: bring our dreams to life and craft the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Hard work, iteration and polish go into the Blizzard “secret recipe,” but the most important ingredients come from talented people who share our vision. If that sounds like you, join us.
The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, among other characteristics
We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:
Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.
In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $80,800.00 - $149,400.00 Annual. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.