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The role

We are seeking a highly skilled and creative Senior VFX Artist to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in creating real-time visual effects using Unreal Engine. Reporting into the Art Manager you will work closely with our art and design teams to develop high-quality VFX that enhance the overall gameplay experience.

Responsibilities

  • Design, create, and implement high-quality VFX assets in Unreal Engine for our AAA titles.

  • Collaborate with the art, design, and engineering teams to ensure VFX integrate seamlessly into the game.

  • Optimize VFX assets to maintain performance without compromising visual quality.

  • Mentor junior VFX artists and provide guidance to elevate the overall quality of the team’s work.

  • Stay current with industry trends and techniques to continuously improve our VFX pipeline.

  • Participate in brainstorming sessions and contribute creative ideas to enhance the visual impact of our games.

  • Assist in the planning and scheduling of VFX tasks and milestones, ensuring alignment with project timelines and goals.

Requirements

  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience as a VFX artist in the video game industry.

  • Unreal Engine: Proven expertise in creating real-time VFX using Unreal Engine.

  • Technical Skills: Proficient in relevant software such as Houdini, Maya and Photoshop

  • Creative Mindset: Strong artistic vision and creativity with a keen eye for detail.

  • Problem-Solving: Ability to troubleshoot and solve technical challenges related to VFX.

  • Collaboration: Excellent communication and teamwork skills to work effectively in a collaborative environment.

  • Portfolio: A strong portfolio showcasing a variety of real-time VFX work

Sharkmob London is a brand-new AAA studio in the heart of London, with aspirations to build one of the largest and most creatively ambitious development teams in the world. Just like the original Sharkmob studio in Malmö, Sharkmob London was founded by a team of industry veterans. As a part of Tencent Games we have the experience, backing, and ambition to build the games of the future!

At Sharkmob, we are committed to building an inclusive team that represents diverse backgrounds, perspectives and skillsets – because we believe that helps us create great games. We welcome all candidates that are aligned with our core values of shared ownership, smart decisions and last but not least – having fun!

Remuneration and benefits

  • Competitive salaries based on up-to-date data from external benchmarking providers & reviewed annually.

  • 30 days annual leave, in addition to all UK Bank Holidays.

  • Hybrid work-from-home policy.

  • Discretionary annual performance-based bonus.

  • Private pension (10% total, up to 5% individual contribution matched by Sharkmob).

  • BUPA private Healthcare, Cigna dental cover, life insurance scheme and income protection policy.

  • £425 yearly preventative healthcare allowance.

  • Core studio hours 10:00-16:00 with 1 'wellness hour' to be used per week.

  • Daily breakfasts, snacks & refreshments at the studio.

  • VISA sponsorship (individual & dependents).

  • Relocation assistance for people outside the UK (1 month accommodation, flights/travel paid for, £2,500 logistics/removal costs reimbursed).

  • Assistance for people relocating within the UK (up to £2,000 to spend on travel into London for flat viewings and moving vans/couriers).