VFX Artist - xDefiant

Jan 31, 2024
Sydney, Canada
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

A VFX Artist will craft explosions, world effects and visual effects that will be the bridge between art and design communicating gameplay ideas to the player all while building a compelling visual storytelling experience.

You will be part of a team of game developers creating exciting combat, memorable moments, and immersive experiences. In collaboration with the Art Director and Game Director the VFX Artist will work within the visual style for VFX in the game, and provide performant and expressive effects in many aspects of gameplay features. The VFX Artist will also help develop and refine pipeline and production approaches ensuring work is consistent and optimised.

What you will do:

  • Design and implementation of high quality realistic Visual Effects to support art direction and gameplay
  • Translate reference, concept art, story boards, written game design briefs, and verbal directions into prototype and implement real-time VFX in game
  • Create a wide variety of real-time special effects using sprite-based particle systems along with pixel and vertex shaders; e.g. rain, snow, smoke, explosion, destruction, weapon, fire, geometry, surface shader, and full screen effects
  • Create and optimize VFX to run within performance limitations
  • Identify and best practices of VFX workflow
  • Work with Art and Programming teams to anticipate and solve technical challenges within given constraints and visual requirements
  • R&D on new industry technology and trends to improve the project's visual quality and efficiency
  • Prioritize, plan, and organize VFX Domain tasks using Jira with the Producer/Associate Producer

What you will bring:

  • Professional VFX experience in game or film industry
  • Proficient in creating high quality VFX using Maya, Houdini, or other equivalent tools
  • A creative thinker who feels comfortable experimenting and presenting approaches and solutions that help push the edge of what’s possible with FX
  • Production experience utilizing particle systems and other forms of dynamic simulations
  • Able to balance quality and technical constraints
  • Problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Preferred familiarity with node based engines


  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Choice of paid parking or public transport expenses
  • Paid parental leave
  • Quarterly Rostered Days Off (in addition to Annual Leave)
  • Paid time off to volunteer

Ubisoft is committed to enriching player’s lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. We create worlds where people can express themselves, explore and discover new possibilities.

Are you looking to work with enthusiastic experts who are tackling game-changing solutions in entertainment and beyond? At Ubisoft, we offer an open environment where bright ideas are given a chance to shine, and everyone is eager to share knowledge.

Skills and competencies show up in different forms and can be based on different experiences, that's why we strongly encourage you to apply even though you may not have all the requirements listed above.

At Ubisoft, you can come as you are. We embrace diversity in all its forms. We’re committed to fostering a work environment that is inclusive and respectful of all differences. Ubisoft is committed to creating an inclusive work environment that reflects the diversity of our player community. We are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.

Take entertainment to the next level. Join us and create the unknown.

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