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Principle VFX Artist

Jam City


Jam City, a leading mobile games developer, is seeking a Visual Effects Director with 10+ years of experience in the video game, film, and/or VFX industry. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of management/leadership experience and be proficient in Maya, Photoshop, and After Effects. They will be responsible for establishing a cohesive vision for visual quality, identifying areas for improvement, and driving technical training and education for artists and tech artists. The position offers unlimited vacation, paid sick days, 100% employee-covered medical, dental, and vision plans, life insurance, 401k, and more. Jam City is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer.

Job description

As a leading mobile games developer, Jam City is looking to “level up” our talent.  We’re searching for innovators  who consider themselves dynamic, collaborative, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Unlimited Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Recharge Days & Holidays
100% Employee Covered Medical, Dental, Vision Plan Base Plan
Life Insurance, 401k, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter Benefits & More
Happy Hours
Company Events


    • Be an advocate for tech that can improve visual quality and user experience.
    • Establish a cohesive vision for visual quality, defining best practices and ensuring our content is efficiently built in the best way to hit our Artistic vision.
    • Identify areas in our games that need improvement to maintain a high level of consistency for the best user experience.
    • Partner with all other disciplines to develop visual roadmaps for future tools, engine, and graphical developments that will meet our creative needs.
    • Drive technical training & education for our Artists and Tech Artists as new features or processes come online or into focus.
    • Oversee visual quality development and R&D efforts to investigate new opportunities and pioneer cutting-edge solutions to complex problems.
    • Create pre-visualization of gameplay, effects, and animations as needed. 


    • 10+ years of experience in video game, film and/or VFX industry.
    • 5+ years of management/leadership experience.
    • Experience working as a visual effects artist for one or more shipped game title(s).
    • Proficient in Maya, Photoshop, and After Effects


    • Expert knowledge of game engines, render pipelines and content creation workflows.
    • Experience designing or helping develop technology for proprietary game engines.
    • Broad knowledge of industry applicable software including Maya, Photoshop, and the ability to quickly learn new DCC software.
    • Experience managing outsourcing production.
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to act as a gateway between Art, Engineering, and other disciplines.
    • Ability to drive cross discipline strike teams to collaborate on visual targets, rendering and technology development.
    • Passion for making visually groundbreaking games, with a desire to push boundaries and forge new industry standards.
    • Knowledge around PBR materials & shader development (HLSL or Node Graph).
    • Experience working with large and complex asset repositories, including content management and validation.
We believe in creating games that unite people across the world and that showcase our commitment to providing an environment that is both inclusive and diverse for our players and employees. We strive to create a workforce that is reflective of our global player community as we know that we are stronger and better when we play together. To help promote an inclusive culture, we celebrate the visible and invisible diversity of our Jam Citizens through initiatives including Employee Resource Groups, cultural events, trainings, speaker series, and more. 

Jam City is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, age, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, religion, ethnicity, marital, or domestic partnerships status, disability, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expressions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws. Our management is committed to following this policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruiting, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.

Jam City is an award-winning mobile entertainment studio providing unique and deeply engaging games that appeal to a broad, global audience.

Led by CEO Josh Yguado, former 20th Century Fox executive, Jam City is the creative powerhouse behind some of the highest-grossing and most enduring mobile games. Jam City’s global franchise Cookie Jam has generated more than half a billion dollars, and Panda Pop has more than 120 million downloads to date.

The company also is the go-to studio for Hollywood, having developed immersive, narrative-rich mobile games around iconic entertainment brands. The company’s popular RPG game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was the #1 game in more than 40 countries at its launch in April 2018.

Jam City has nine studios located in Los Angeles (HQ), Berlin, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Burbank, Cedar Falls, San Diego, San Francisco, and Toronto.
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Location: Carlsbad, CA

Country: United States

Date found: 2023-03-30

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