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Destiny Senior VFX Artist

Bungie

We’re seeking a driven artist to help expand the Destiny universe through spectacular visual effects! The ideal candidate brings a passion to learn advanced technical and artistic skills. The candidate understands how to work with a team and will be expected to learn the challenges of modern AAA game development to produce stunning in-game visual effects that support gameplay, cinematics, and environments. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with the VFX Lead to author effect assets that enhance gameplay and storytelling 
  • Use proprietary tools, Photoshop and 3D Studio Max to create effects that balance the visual goals of the project with the performance demands of the game engine 
  • Meet the quality bar established by the Art Director and Lead Artist 
  • Collaborate with the Art Lead, Concept, HS, Design, Engineering, and Animation on visuals, functions, style, limitations, etc. 
  • Help develop Destiny’s visual language through the craft of visual effects 
  • Participate in constructive critiques, giving and receiving feedback
  • Provide mentorship across the team

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Experience working as a VFX Artist on a shipped game title (AAA), or equivalent 
  • Experience with node based shaders 
  • Ability to break down a visual effect into component content-types (particle FX, shader FX, mesh FX, post-process, animation, decal, lighting, etc.) and choose the right tools for the job 
  • Understanding of the principles of real time visual effects 
  • Understanding of Art and Visual Design fundamentals (color theory, etc.) 
  • Familiarity in Photoshop and 3D packages 
  • Ability and willingness to follow direction, collaborate productively with others, and work to meet deadlines as necessary 
  • A portfolio or demo reel that demonstrates expert artistic and technical skills, as well as a firm grasp of timing and scale 
  • Technically proficient, able to identify and collaborate on pipeline innovations 
  • A dedicated interest for games

NICE-TO-HAVE SKILLS 

  • Programming or scripting experience in any language (C++ / Python / HLSL) 
  • Animation background 
  • Experience with Houdini, Fume FX, Maya fluids tools, or Substance Designer 
  • Effective communication skills, and the ability to work well in a team environment
So you don't meet every requirement listed in this job description? Do you think your experience level is not where it needs to be? Studies show that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they believe they meet every single qualification. Bungie is focused on building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. If you're interested in this position but your past experience doesn't line up perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we want you to apply anyway. The right role for you may be right around the corner!
 
Most Bungie full-time employees will adopt a digital first approach allowing remote work in Bungie approved locations (outside of positions identified as 100% onsite in Bellevue/Seattle, or individuals preferring a hybrid/flex environment). Prospective full-time employees located outside of CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OR, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, or WI will need to establish residency in one of the states we are compliant in within 45 days of a start date. Contractors will follow a digital first approach adhering to the location guidelines agreed upon by our third-party employer/vendor and Bungie. Bungie’s remote policy is subject to change at the company’s discretion. 
Location: Hybrid / Bungie-Approved Remote Locations
Date found: 2022-11-03

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