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Electric Square

Senior VFX Artist

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Electric Square
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Brighton

At Electric Square, the worlds we create are crucial to our games and making a fantastic experience for our players. The past year has seen our first full releases in Hot Wheels id and Forza Street, with other exciting top-secret projects currently in development and even more about to kick start! Together with four studios, 150 people, five projects (and our studio dogs!) we can offer world-class projects with unique studio culture to make staff feel empowered and inspired.

We can offer you an award-winning working environment with an employee satisfaction rating of 4.8 out of 5 on Glassdoor. At Electric Square, we don't just accept difference β€” we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our community. Electric Square is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

ES Brighton is looking for an accomplished, enthusiastic and self-motivated Senior VFX Artist to join our Brighton based team working on an exciting, new and unannounced project.

A Senior VFX Artist at Electric Square

  • Makes a significant and direct contribution to the creation of bespoke, original and industry leading VFX for AAA console.
  • Understands the value that VFX can add to all aspects of the player experience.
  • Creates set piece events, ambient and gameplay related VFX that give each product unique character.
  • Partner’s closely with the technical teams to deliver an efficient, stable, state of the art VFX pipeline and consistently strive for excellence that demonstrates work at the cutting edge.
  • Is a champion for VFX and constantly look for opportunities where your work can enhance the game.
  • Pre-Visualise’s and prototype cutting edge VFX techniques.
  • Documents & communicates clear technical guidelines for VFX creation and real-time implementation to the team.
  • Maintains and communicates a strong knowledge of innovative game production technologies and the capabilities/limitations of these technologies as they relate to the project goals.

Requirements

Things we would love to see from you

  • At least 2+ years’ production experience as a Senior VFX artist in the games industry working on cutting edge AAA console titles.
  • Advanced skills in games development software such as Maya & games engines
  • Understanding of shaders and the rendering pipeline as it relates to VFX.
  • Understanding of Houdini, a distinct advantage.
  • In-depth knowledge of VFX principals and good sense of timing and staging.
  • To be a creative thinker and problem solver with excellent communication skills.
  • Have the ability and willingness to accept and follow directions, and to collaborate productively with others.
  • A VFX reel demonstrating outstanding visual and technical ability.
  • An exceptional eye and drive for quality and detail.

Benefits

When you join Electric Square you can expect to enjoy a unique culture. Whether its participating and relaxing with one of our wellness benefits or discussing the latest games over lunch cooked one of Brighton's incredible pop-up diners. The Studio knows that it’s the best people that make the best games and this is what Electric Square invests in. Below you will find all the benefits and perks you can enjoy as an Electric Square team member.

  • Holidays - 20 days’ annual leave entitlement, plus 3 days’ studio closure over the Christmas period, giving a total of 23 days paid annual leave plus all 8 UK bank holidays.
  • Bonus Anniversary Holidays - An additional day of annual leave for each year’s anniversary working at Electric Square, to a maximum of 7 extra days!
  • Generous Team Project Bonuses
  • Company Pension Scheme – Employer contribution matching award winning pension scheme provided by NEST under the UK governments automatic enrolment scheme.
  • Annual Cost-of-Living Pay Rise
  • Private Medical Insurance Scheme – Full private medical cover provided by BUPA Private Healthcare.
  • Group Income Protection
  • Health and Well-being Allowance – Β£50 per month to spend on your choice of a range of healthy activities, ranging from going to the gym, rock climbing, yoga and a lovely massage. It's on us!
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Private Dental Insurance Scheme – Full private dental cover provided under our Dental plan company scheme.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme – Salary sacrifice bike purchase scheme with tax savings through Cycle Scheme.
  • Electra's Beer & Wine Fridge – Free beers, ales and wine and even the odd gin and tonic! Grab a beer at our end of week Show and Tell sessions and see what everybody else in the company has been up to!
  • Free Fresh Home Cooked Electric Square Monthly Friday Lunch – Monthly Friday lunches bought to us by one of many amazing local pop-up diners – all local and organic, meat and vegan recipes. A wonderful way to catch up with everyone on a Friday over a beer or a bottle of Kombucha!
  • Eye-care Vouchers – Free eye tests.
  • Train Travel Season Ticket Loan – Interest free company loan to spread the cost of an annual season ticket.
  • Personal Trainer Sessions – Free gym sessions with our own Electric Square personal trainer.
  • Fast Growing Studio – We're only getting bigger, so there's plenty of room for career advancement.
  • Industry Conferences Budget – Many of our employees benefit every year from attending conferences such as GDC in San Francisco, SIGGRAPH, E3, Unite, Unreal Fest Europe and more.
  • Free locally roasted Coffee & Speciality Teas
  • Free Cereal Bar – Extensive granola, muesli and breakfast cereal selections.
  • Extensive Video Game & Book Library – Borrow a game, a book or even a whole console!
  • Free Awesome Swag – Amazingly designed Electric Square T-shirts and merch, with the now iconic Electra emblazoned on the front. New ranges out every season.
  • Two studios in the heart of Brighton – Electric Square South is right next to the Royal Pavilion in an imposing 1933 building originally called Electric House, Electric Square North is in a contemporary space on the other side of the Royal Pavilion.
  • Exhibitions & Days Out – If there is an event happening of interest to us, we’ll happily spread the word, pick up the bill and see if any Electrons are up for going – we’re keen to get you everyone out seeing what’s going on.
  • Dogs with Jobs – Electric Square is a dog friendly employer. Bring doggo into the studio to meet and hang out with the rest of the team any time!
  • Project Wrap Parties, Cinema Nights & Team Nights Out – We work hard together so it’s good to let off steam and spend some time together seeing what the wonderful city of Brighton & Hove has to offer.
  • Summer Festival– Every year on a hot summer’s afternoon, we all leave work early to enjoy the sun with company organised pop-up diner, cocktail shack, bouncy castle, face painting and other fun amenities. The whole family is invited to spend the day coming to socialise with us, on us )