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Los Angeles, California - United States
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VFX/Shader Artist


As our VFX/Shader Artist, you'll be charged with setting up our shader pipeline and creating stylized environment shaders, particles, and visual effects to enhance the mood and narrative of our game world.

You'll be joining a small team where you'll have a central role bridging the gap between departments. You'll work closely with our engineers, designers and artists to provide visual support and enhancements to every corner of every level, narrative moment and seamless transition.

Responsibilities & Skills
- Unity shaders (visual scripting considered, Cg/HLSL a plus)
- Animated collectible card-style shaders in a 3D environment (parallax layers, flow maps, etc.)
- Sprite-based 3D facial animations
- VFX/particle animations
- Vertex animations and wind effects
- Weather & lens flare screen-space effects
- Rigging knowledge is a plus

- Based in the greater Los Angeles area, or willing to relocate
- At least 1 shipped (non-student) title, preferably in Unity
- A good eye and aesthetic sensibilities
- Excellent communication and organizational skills
- Must be able to legally work in the US

As a note, “experience” is often a moving target, and skills acquired from unexpected places can prove to be transferable. For enthusiastic applicants whose skill set is close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying whether or not you tick every box above. Applications from diverse backgrounds are encouraged.

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