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PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Bluepoint Games has begun the exciting work of original development and seeks passionate, industry-leading talent to join our pursuit of consistently crafting Game of the Year quality experiences. Our studio is renowned for critically acclaimed titles that exceed what the world expects of us, most recently the PS4 remake of Shadow of the Colossus the PS5 launch title Demon's Souls.

As Lead VFX Artist, you’ll work with our amazing team of effects artists and technical artists to develop industry-leading visuals. You'll collaborate closely with our Engineering, Character, Animation, and Environment teams to deliver world-class effects in our proprietary engine. You'll also be closely involved with Production to deliver schedule and risk assessments, while helping manage your team's workload.

Responsibilities

  • Works closely with the Art Director to keep quality and style consistent across all environments

  • Provides direction to VFX artists for aesthetic and technical considerations

  • Coordinates with adjacent departments to ensure dependencies are met and bottlenecks are mitigated

  • Works with Production to prioritize work and maintain a clear and consistent schedule

  • Schedules the team, reviews work for quality, and carries out various supervisory responsibilities

  • Upholds a sense of professional ownership, promotes a positive morale, and ensures tasks completed to the Bluepoint quality bar

  • Is proactive in finding answers and able to clearly communicate issues and direction to the team

  • Assists in managing artist workload within common project management software

Qualifications

  • Has shipped at least one AAA title as a Lead VFX Artist.

  • Strong work ethic and world class, lead-from-the-front mindset

  • Has strong self-awareness of strengths and weaknesses

  • Experienced in expression-based editors to create industry-defining content

  • Has a portfolio that demonstrates in-depth understanding of next-gen game engines

  • Expertise with PBR, lighting, rendering, and material authoring

  • Excellent artistic interpretive skills translating concept to in-game content

  • Strong technical prowess in a PBR based VFX workflow

At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location. 

Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. 

In addition, this role is eligible for SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click here to learn more.

This is a flexible role that can be remote, with varying pay ranges based on geographic location. For example, if you are based out of Seattle, the estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.
$110,700$166,100 USD

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