JOB TITLE:         Lead VFX Artist

LOCATION:         Novato, US

FUNCTION:         Art/Animation

REPORTS TO:    Art Director

CONTRACT:        Perm

 

 What We Need:


Hangar 13 is looking for an experienced VFX Art Lead to lead a team of artists to deliver diverse and rich content, filling our worlds with life and creating rewarding gameplay. Our new bespoke technology brings a myriad of possibilities that await your skill and imagination. Join a passionate and experienced team who are looking to expand capacity and push the boundaries of possibility.

 

What You Will Do:

 

  • Collaborate with Art and Game Directors to establish high bar effects
  • Maintain the artistic direction and vision through all phases of the game development
  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the VFX team
  • Provide mentorship, feedback and training to others on the team
  • Drive tools development and pipeline improvements to support the shared vision
  • Proactively seek out creative solutions and ways to improve all aspects of the game and performance



Who We Think Will Be A Good Fit:


You are passionate about advancing your skills, pushing the boundaries of what effects can do in games, and always on the hunt for new VFX techniques. You like mathematics, love to solve logic problems and when you encounter a challenge you persevere until you find a solution. And you always find a solution.

 

  • VFX artist with 7 + years of experience in the games or film industry
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of current visual effects terminology and techniques
  • Good sense of timing and weight with regard to effects
  • Relevant 2D and 3D software experience; Photoshop, After Effects, Houdini, 3DS0Max
  • Experience working with engineering to further develop proprietary tools
  • An eye for recreating natural phenomena
  • Comfortable with Mathematical and node-based systems
  • A passion for video games


 

Who We Are:

 

Hangar 13 is the internal 2K development studio behind the award-winning Mafia franchise. The studio is comprised of industry veterans drawn from a diverse range of studios, who have collectively shipped hundreds of titles across a wide variety of genres. Though we hail from all over the world, and our backgrounds are wildly different, one thing binds us all together – the belief that “Every Player’s Story is Unique.”

Hangar 13 is based in four locations: Novato (California), Brighton (UK), and Brno & Prague (Czech Republic).

We work collaboratively across our 4 locations to develop games as one global team. Each of our locations provides the opportunity to work on big-budget, AAA console in a diverse and inclusive environment!

Located just 30 minutes north of San Francisco and 30 minutes south of Napa Valley wine country, Hangar 13’s Novato location has found its home within 2K’s headquarters in Northern California. Situated in Hamilton Landing inside a renovated United States Air Force base hangar, you will find our talented and passionate team within invigorating Marin County. You can walk out the door and explore famous hiking and mountain biking trails as well as the gorgeous coastline. In addition to working in an exceptional setting conducive to Hangar 13’s inclusive and creatively diverse work environment, the Bay Area also provides employees with access to vibrant nightlife, world-class cuisine, local farmers markets, great public schools, and cultural metropolitan experiences. Onsite amenities include fully equipped break areas, company sponsored food trucks and raffle prizes, new state of the art gym, subsidized fitness classes and massage therapy, electric car charging stations and much more! We are only 5 minutes off of highway 101 and a 15-minute walk from the nearest SMART station.

 

 

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