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Ubisoft

Unity VFX Artist

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Ubisoft
πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ Barcelona

Company Description

Ubisoft’s 19,000 team members, working across more than 40 locations around the world, are bound by a common mission to enrich players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. Their dedication and talent has brought to life many acclaimed franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, Just Dance, Rainbow Six, and many more to come. Ubisoft is an equal opportunity employer that believes diverse backgrounds and perspectives are key to creating worlds where both players and teams can thrive and express themselves. If you are excited about solving game changing challenges, cutting edge technologies and pushing the boundaries of entertainment, we invite you to join our journey and help us create the unknown.

Ubisoft Barcelona Mobile brings together dedicated, experienced professionals focused on crafting high-quality F2P games for mobile. We strongly believe in the core values at the centre of our Ubilife, which encourage us to take ownership of our work, continually striving for excellence while promoting the sharing of knowledge across individuals and teams, without losing our sense of enjoyment and fun, or our respect and care for one another.

Do you want to join us in the world of mobile gaming? If so, read on!

Job Description

We’re currently seeking a VFX Artist to help our team on their next adventure. You will join an international and successful team and will report to the Producer.

Your daily adventure:

  • Conceptualize, design, and create stunning in-game visual effects (modeling, texturing, animating, lighting, shaders, etc) by using available tools in a real-time engine.
  • Work collaboratively with game designers and engineers to understand and interpret gameplay requirements to communicate gameplay mechanics to the player within the constraints of the engine.
  • Work with the art team to define a consistent style for VFX and to ensure the quality of the assets for all aspects of the project.
  • Ensure that VFX assets are built efficiently and within the given deadlines.
  • Prepare assets for export to the game engine highly optimized for mobile hardware.
  • Provide creative and innovative solutions to technical art problems and/or restrictions.
  • Help in developing tools & refining pipelines for the art production process, including batching and automation.

Qualifications

Are you serious about fun? Do you consistently seek out learning opportunities and aim to beat your high score? Are you open to new ideas, perspectives and cultures and believe that it takes a world to build a world? At Ubisoft, you’ll work alongside passionate and talented teams who are imagining the future of entertainment.

  • BA in art media, graphic design or equivalent relevant experience
  • Working experience creating particle systems and VFX in 3D applications (Maya or 3D Studio Max) and particle editors, as well as AfterEffects or similar programs for pre-visualizing VFX
  • Understand FX work flows and tools with the ability to modify and improve them.
  • Ability to create original texture sprites and sprite sheets to create particle effects
  • Able to keep content relevant to the current projects art style and work within those limitations.
  • Positive attitude with the ability to receive and provide objective feedback
  • Be a team player: we use agile development methods, where the team members are in permanent contact. Open mind and good communication skills are a must.
  • Attention to detail, meticulous and organized working habits. Ability to multi-task and to adapt easily to change.
  • Good command of English.
  • Work permit for Spain obtained prior to applying for the position is a must.

Bonus

  • Working Unity experience.
  • Experience with traditional 2D animated VFX.
  • Experience or knowledge of repository tools (Git, SVN…)
  • Scripting of game engine events, VFX, shaders and post processing.
  • Programming experience is considered a bonus as are traditional drawing, painting, animation or sculpting skills.
  • Passion for games and some knowledge of the games industry.
  • Spanish or Catalan is a plus.

PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS

In order for your application to be considered, you must submit a portfolio or other samples of your work. All portfolios must contain a detailed shot breakdown of the work. It must be very clear what you, the applicant, are responsible for in your reel, screenshots, scanned pictures, web page portfolio, etc.

  • Examples of natural and organic effects (smoke, fire, waterfalls).
  • Examples of fantastical effects animation (spells, explosions).
  • Examples of rigid or soft body dynamics.
  • Effects/shaders created in a game engine.

Please send us the link to your demo reel/portfolio or website demonstrating the above skills

Additional Information

Your life at Ubisoft Barcelona Mobile (and Perks):

  • 25 vacation days per year + day off in your Ubi-Birthday.
  • Flexible Working Hours & Working from Home policy.
  • Reduced schedule on August, Easter, Christmas and special dates such Sant Jordi and Sant Joan.
  • Flexible compensation with Ticket Restaurant.
  • Mobile device grant based on seniority.
  • Cigna private Health insurance.
  • Physiotherapist special rates in the office.
  • Professional development programs and tickets to international events.
  • English, Spanish and French free lessons in the studio.
  • Great discounts in our games.
  • Gym special rates and discounts in other services.
  • Nespresso coffee, organic fruit and other beverages.
  • Company parties and events.
  • Friday’s beers.
  • Relocation Package (when needed).