Treyarch Studios is looking for a talented VFX Artist to help us create photo-realistic particle effects for a high-profile action-packed AAA title. This position requires strong artistic sensibilities and technical skills. The candidate must be passionate about making great games, be a good problem-solver and an effective communicator. This is currently a remote, full-time position, and please note an art test may be required.

What you’ll do…

  • Create photo-real particle systems for game environments and scripted moments.

  • Work with Art leads, Lighting, Design, Sound, Animation, and Production to bring levels and features to life.

  • Design and simulate realistic fire, smoke, explosions, debris, clouds, etc. that meet all technical and aesthetic standards for the project.

  • Author real-time particle effects for the destruction of buildings, vehicles, natural environments, and everything in between using our proprietary toolset.

  • Set dress levels with ambient atmospheric effects that produce stunning photo-realistic game moments.

  • Create textures and/or meshes to use in particle effects with various 2D and 3D applications.

  • Ensure high quality and artistic fidelity.

To succeed you should have…

  • Must have a minimum of 2 years of experience in AAA game development with ideally 1 title shipped.

  • Basic understanding and some experience with simulation and VFX software like FumeFX, Houdini, Maya, Max, etc.

  • Basic compositing knowledge (After Effects, Nuke, Fusion, Photoshop, etc.).

  • Demo reel or website showing previous VFX work.

  • Ability to work collaboratively between different departments.

  • Able to work independently, maintaining a "Team Focus”, and assist initiatives through to completion.

  • Demonstrate a good eye for timing, weight, realism, color, volume, energy, and other particle aesthetics.

  • Ability to create basic art assets needed for particle effects and level atmospherics.

  • Can follow the style of a particular artist or concept.

  • Able to stay within budgets and understand platform limitations.

  • Good troubleshooting skills.

  • Effective communication skills.

We’d love it if you also have…

  • Basic modeling and animation experience a plus.

  • Some familiarity with Perforce or other version control software.

  • Understanding of basic scripting and programming concepts.

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! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

Covid-19 Hiring Update: We’ve transitioned to a work-from-home model and we’re continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options.


Founded in 1996, Treyarch is a videogame studio whose purpose is to create awesome games for the world to enjoy. With this purpose in mind, we crafted the award winning Call of Duty: Black Ops series and pioneered the fan favorite Zombies mode.

At Treyarch, we empower the team to be individually driven to innovate on our games, processes, and culture. How we do things is just as important as what we do.

Studio culture and development, we believe it’s a team effort and that collaboration and hearing one another is key. Every day we face the large and small challenges together and every voice matters.

These values guide us in our mission to create moments that matter. Both to the players and to us, the creators. In an era where triumphs and defeats are readily shared, seeing players engage with our creations gives us great pride. Come help us create that next moment.

We are 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.

PS, we’ve also got some pretty amazing office perks and benefits, like 20 vacation days and 16 holidays, 10 weeks of family leave, free lunches and snacks at our office, comprehensive healthcare, and more! Check out all the details here for more information: