Deep Silver Dambuster Studios has an exciting opportunity within their talented and experienced art department for a VFX Artist to work on the next installment in the highly successful Dead Island series of games.

We are looking for a self-driven and motivated individual who has a passion for high-quality, photorealistic real-time visual effects for video games.

Key Requirements:

  • Professional experience in creating photorealistic, real-time visual effects for video games.
  • Solid knowledge of art, lighting and material pipelines in a modern game engine.
  • Understanding of physically based rendering principles.
  • A thorough and methodical approach to visual problem solving.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work well in a team.
  • Open to critique and guidance from the Technical Art Director and others in the team.
  • Eager to learn, develop and improve; and help other team members to do the same.
  • Strong interest in playing video games.
  • Adaptable and versatile.
  • Experience with UE4 and SideFX Houdini is highly desirable.

It would be a bonus if:

  • You have knowledge of Substance Designer / Painter.
  • Experience with Python or other scripting languages.
  • Experience with performance optimisation and memory management.

A portfolio is required which demonstrates the following:

  • Real time visual effects within a modern game engine.

What we can offer you:

  • An industry competitive salary.
  • A creative and collaborative work environment with genuine opportunities to progress within the studio.
  • Cutting edge development environment with access to the latest technologies.
  • Funded learning and development opportunities.
  • An experienced, passionate and diverse team.
  • An exciting high-profile project.
  • A vibrant, modern and well-serviced city centre location.
  • Gym membership scheme.
  • Free financial advice.
  • Salary sacrifice based workplace pension scheme.
  • Annual pay reviews.
  • Employee referral bonus scheme.
  • Group life assurance policy.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Relocation assistance.

And a whole host of other soft benefits that help make Dambuster such a great place to work:

  • Flexible start and end times to the working day.
  • Support and encouragement to participate in outreach opportunities.
  • Twice yearly studio funded team building events.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Regular performance and development appraisals.
  • Weekly events such as breakfast Monday, coffee Wednesday and pastry Friday.
  • Monthly project and studio updates.
  • Seasonal events such as Halloween, Easter and the countdown to Xmas with charity bake sales, raffles and costume competitions for those who wish to participate.
  • Annual Christmas party and family focused summer BBQ.
  • Free fruit & soft drinks.
  • Peer nominated SuperStar of the month award.

Due to the high number of applications received, we regret it is not always possible to reply to all applications; however, we would like to thank you for your time and interest in our company.