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High Moon Studios

VFX Artist (Temporary)

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High Moon Studios
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Carlsbad, CA

Great Games Start with Great People! This is a significant time in our companyโ€™s history โ€“ and one of the most exciting times to join us! We are building a culture of collaboration and seeking an imaginative, skillful, and versatile VFX Artist to join our team in Carlsbad, California. If you share a passion for developing groundbreaking worlds and player experiences, then this may be the position youโ€™ve been waiting for!

Your Mission:

  • Collaborates with the VFX Art Lead and other departments to deliver AAA quality visual effects.
  • Utilizes sprite-based particle systems along with pixel and vertex shaders to create a wide variety of real-time special effects.
  • Uses traditional visual effects software such as Maya, Max, Photoshop, Houdini, etc. along with proprietary tools to deliver high quality visual effects simulating real world physical elements.
  • Placing and sequencing the behavior of effects in game balancing Design and Art requirements.
  • Ability to read and write script code to sequence effects.
  • Troubleshoots artistic, technical, and performance issues.
  • Communicates effectively with team members, production and management to ensure that project goals are met.

Player Profile:

  • Production experience utilizing particle systems and other forms of dynamic simulations.
  • Strong understanding of node based pixel and vertex effect shader development.
  • Proficient with Photoshop, Max or Maya.
  • Strong artistic ability as well as good technical knowledge.
  • Ability to communicate and work collaboratively with team members.
  • Awareness of console game budgets and technical constraints.
  • Detail oriented and highly organized.
  • Continuous learner and ability to adapt to change.
  • Passion for video games.

Bonus Points:

  • Programming experience in any language (C#, Python, HLSL).
  • Traditional animation background.
  • Houdini, or other dynamic and fluid simulation experience.

High Moon Studios

Founded in 2002, High Moon Studios is an award-winning studio developing for the Call of Dutyยฎ franchise, with past development on over 15 titles including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Bungieโ€™s Destiny 2: Forsaken, and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. We employ more than 100 people in Carlsbad, CA, a seaside city in San Diego County.

Our pride is our people and the experiences we have successfully created for our fans. High Moon's talent is comprised of gifted entertainment and technology professionals responsible for some of the most successful games ever made. We have award-winning developers, published artists and specialists recognized as among the best in their fields. Our studio has a history of using innovative techniques designed to boost productivity and product quality, which in turn enhances our studio's quality of life.

High Moon Studios is wholly owned by Activision. To learn more about our studio, please visit our website.

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Dutyยฎ, World of Warcraftยฎ, Overwatchยฎ, Diabloยฎ, Candy Crushโ„ข and Bubble Witchโ„ข. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for โ€˜Every Worldโ€™ - weโ€™ve got our employees covered!

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.

High Moon Studios is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.