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Lead VFX Artist

Rockstar Games is looking for a Lead VFX Artist who possesses the ability to create high quality real time visual effects for AAA video game titles.


  • Experienced at creating a wide range of high quality particle effects using proprietary particle tools and various 3rd party software.
  • Interacting closely with rendering programmers and technical art to maintain and improve our proprietary effect system and tools.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with other team disciplines (code, design, animation).
  • Can demonstrate creativity and technical ability within the constraints of console development.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Effective time and team management skills to meet deadlines without sacrificing quality.
  • Drive our particle rendering and authoring technology forward to meet the requirements of next-gen hardware.
  • Mentoring our team of VFX artists for their continual improvement.


  • Industry experience, having shipped title/s demonstrating VFX quality (PS3, 360, PC).
  • Experience with next-gen consoles (PS4, Xbox One) is a strong plus.
  • Experience in the game industry on a AAA game.
  • The ability to view visual reference of an effect, deconstruct it and subsequently re-create it in a real-time game engine is essential.
  • Strong knowledge of environmental effects, lighting, and dynamics.
  • 5+ years of professional experience as an effect artist.
  • 2+ years of experience in a senior or lead role.


  • Experience using real-time particle tools.
  • Experience with Houdini (or similar).
  • Experience with 3D studio Max and Photoshop.

Additional Information

  • Must provide a portfolio through a webpage or other digital media to be considered