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 have brought to life many acclaimed franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, Just Dance, Rainbow Six, and many more to come.
Founded in 1996, Ubisoft Annecy has developed many sagas, especially on Splinter Cell, Assassin’s Creed®, while focusing on multiplayer online and social aspects, and also on concrete game mandates such as Tom Clancy’s: The Division 2® and Ghost Recon Wildlands. We are now proud to have developed our own IPs, Steep & Riders Republic!
Located in one of the most dynamic regions of France, our Ubisoft studio is settled between lake and mountains, in the middle of Annecy, also known as the Venice of the Alps, 30 minutes away from Geneva International Airport. Having a studio with perpetual growth, we are focusing on our team members' commitment and team work. Our ambition relies on innovation and excellence with an ultimate purpose: our players' satisfaction!
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 Annecy is looking for a Lead VFX Artist (W/M/NB) to join and drive a VFX team in charge of developing a AAA game.
Your main mission will be:
Textures creation (animated or static)
Realtime Special effects conception, inspired by concept art or references
Create and implement, under supervision, video game special effects in accordance with a project’s artistic direction and production deadlines.
Optimization from a technical point of view
Maintaining art direction and quality
Creates and maintains workflow documentation for your team's content
You have been creating realtime VFX during a full end-to-end game production (preferably on AA or AAA)
You feel confident in using the following skillset:
Good knowledge of 3DS Max particles/dynamics systems, and special effects creation
Proficiency in After Effects or Nuke
Good understanding of art fundamentals: color theory, lighting, shape, composition, etc
Mastery of a realtime engine : Unity, Unreal Engine…
Good communication skills. English is mandatory
Mentoring and sharing your knowledge and best practises within the team
Scripting skills (Max Script, Python, HLSL) are a plus
Ubisoft is committed to creating an inclusive work environment that reflects the diversity of our player community. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.
All information will be treated as confidential in accordance with the Employment Equity Act.
Integrating the Ubisoft French studios also means:
Join passionate and highly technical teams, all driven by the desire to design and develop innovative games and stand out for their quality
Collaborate with teams recognized for their experience on renowned franchises
Develop expertise by participating in in-house sharing events (talks, conferences, trade shows) and benefiting from tailor-made training programs
Evolve in a leading French videogame company represented in 30 different countries, with opportunities for international development