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VFX Artist [Black Budget]



The job is for a VFX Artist at the Amsterdam office of PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, a global video game phenomenon. The VFX Artist will be responsible for creating various gameplay or environmental visual effects, managing both artistic and technical aspects of the VFX pipeline, and supporting the artistic direction of the game. The ideal candidate should have several years of experience in a similar position within the games industry, experience with Unreal Engine 4/5 and Niagara VFX System, and a strong portfolio demonstrating a high level of artistic creativity. The company offers a competitive salary, benefits, and a multicultural work environment.

Job description

We are PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, the global battle royale phenomenon! Since the release of our flagship title in 2017 we have become one of the highest selling video games of all time with over 70 million copies sold – that’s a lot of Chicken Dinners!   

We are headquartered in Seoul, South Korea and sit within the KRAFTON, Inc. corporation. Here in Amsterdam, we are now working on a brand-new IP as the lead development studio. We’re incredibly excited about the project and can’t wait to share what we’ve been working on.

As a VFX Artist you will be responsible for creating various gameplay or environmental visual effects, managing both artistic and technical aspects of the VFX pipeline and supporting the artistic direction of the game. 

Basic responsibilities:  

  • Coordinate with design, art, tech and audio to create stunning VFX
  • Create VFX systems for gameplay features
  • Create VFX systems for environment art and set dressing
  • Be responsible for all aspects of VFX with an emphasis on quality and performance
  • Identify and plan the VFX needs for the project
  • Participate in performance follow-ups in collaboration with the Producer 

What we’re ideally looking for:  

  • Several years in a similar position, within the games industry (AAA experience preferential) 
  • Created VFX for realistic style games
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4/5 and Niagara VFX System
  • Experience with Houdini is a bonus
  • Experience in authoring Materials/Textures for VFX is a bonus
  • Good eye for color and contrast, composition and visual balance
  • Strong portfolio showing VFX skills and demonstrating a high level of artistic creativity
  • Familiarity with the game development cycle 

What we offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • An allowance to cover the Dutch mandatory health insurance
  • 25 paid + 4 extra paid working days off a year
  • Relocation package
  • Pension scheme
  • A commuter allowance
  • A range of snacks & drinks
  • Free gym facility in our office building
  • Full assistance with visas and the 30% ruling applications when the candidate is eligible


More about our Amsterdam office…

Our office is situated in the Amsterdam Arena area, a buzzing business hub in the southeastern part of the city. Accommodating some of the world’s largest and most exciting companies, the area also transforms at night into a popular social destination. Not far from our office, you’ll find iconic venues such as the Ziggo Dome, Heineken Music Hall and Johan Cruijff Arena – home of Ajax Football Club.

Our Amsterdam team reflects the city’s diverse look and feel. Being mainly expats, we currently represent more than 20 different nationalities – and we are still growing and adding to our team.


We welcome all applications!

We are proud to have such a multicultural environment and we strive to create a safe, inclusive and harmonious atmosphere for everyone to thrive in. We invite applications from all genders, sexual orientations, races, colors, religions and ages.


If this sounds like a good fit for your skills and experience then apply right away!

Location: Amsterdam

Country: Netherlands

Date found: 2023-03-17

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