Sr. VFX Artist at Studio Wildcard

    Full Time
    Redmond, Washington, United States
    Posted 8 months ago

    Job Details

    We are Studio Wildcard, developers of the indie hit ARK: Survival Evolved, one of the most popular and original video games of recent years. Despite our huge success, we’ve been able to stay independent, so we can drive our own future in games and beyond. There’s never been a better time for you to join this adventure and help us build ARK II, the next chapter in our original blockbuster franchise! We develop and update many of the features most loved by the ARK community while taking full advantage of the latest tools and technology. And now we are looking for an exceptionally talented and passionate Senior VFX Artist who can create high-impact work for the growing ARK franchise.

    Skills and Requirements


    • Independently create high-quality, high-performance, and visually appealing VFX assets for games, including real-time particle systems, textures and texture atlases, and shaders/materials
    • Work closely with designers, engineers and associated artists to design, implement and troubleshoot visual effects
    • Be autonomous, meet deadlines and actively collaborate with the team on objectives, prioritization and visual effects planning
    • Find and fix performance issues
    • Maintain a meticulous and organized approach to creating, documenting and sharing visual effects for the team
    • Have a great attitude and be a positive force in the studio – flexible and adaptable to team needs


    • Portfolio of work demonstrating proficiency in creating and implementing real-time VFX in a game engine like Unreal Engine or Unity, etc.
    • Proficiency in creating visual effects such as fluids/pyro/etc and lighting/rendering/compositing in a software package like Houdini/Maya/Max/Blender/etc
    • Working knowledge of real-time lighting, post-effects, shaders, and real-time performance issues
    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, digital art, related field or equivalent work experience
    • 4+ years of experience in game development or related field
    • At least one AAA game delivered as VFX or technical artist


    • Familiarity with Unreal Engine 4 and Niagara
    • HLSL or equivalent shader writing language
    • Know Houdini
    • Scripts (Python, Vex, Mel, etc.)

    About the Company

    ARK: Survival Evolved is one of the best-selling PC and console titles of all time! Concurrent player counts put ARK in the top games on Steam, Xbox and PlayStation every day, 5 years after release. As we look to the future of the survival sandbox with our next-gen follow-up, ARK II, Studio Wildcard is looking for a few new qualified members to fill remote or on-site positions to help us deliver the highest quality. possible. by boat and. .. beyond!

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    Job Category

    3D Artist, Creative Design, Creative Technologist, Designer, Graphic Designer, Motion Designer



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