Great Games Start with Great People! This is a significant time in our company’s history – and one of the most exciting times to join us! We are building a culture of collaboration and seeking an imaginative, resourceful, and versatile VFX Artist to join our team in Carlsbad, California. As a VFX Artist you will have a track record of delivering high-quality VFX art, possess a deep understanding of real-time, video game VFX content creation, and be willing to jump on any problems that come your way. If you share a passion for developing groundbreaking worlds and player experiences, then this may be the position you’ve been waiting for!
What you’ll be doing…
Collaborate with the VFX Art Lead and other departments to deliver stunning AAA quality visual effects.
Use sprite-based particle systems along with pixel and vertex shaders to create a wide variety of real-time special effects.
Use traditional visual effects software such as Maya, Max, Photoshop, Houdini, etc. along with proprietary tools to deliver high quality visual effects simulating real world physical elements.
Placing and sequencing the behavior of effects in game balancing Design and Art requirements.
Read and write script code to sequence effects.
Troubleshoot artistic, technical, and performance issues.
Collaborate with team members, production and management to ensure that project goals are met.
To succeed you must have…
Production experience using particle systems and other forms of dynamic simulations.
Proficient with Photoshop, Max or Maya.
Strong artistic ability as well as good technical knowledge.
Ability to communicate and work collaboratively with team members.
Awareness of console game budgets and technical constraints.
Detail oriented and highly organized.
Continuous learner and ability to adapt to change.
Passion for video games.
3+ years of Visual Effects experience for games, or equivalent experience in film/television.
We’d love it if you also have…
Programming experience in any language (C#, Python, HLSL).
Traditional animation background.
Houdini, or other dynamic and fluid simulation experience.
We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.
Founded in 2002, High Moon Studios is an award-winning studio developing for the Call of Duty® franchise, with past development on over 15 titles including Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, Bungie’s Destiny 2: Forsaken, and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. We employ more than 170 people in Carlsbad, CA, a seaside city in San Diego County.
Our pride is our people and the experiences we have successfully created for our fans. High Moon's talent is comprised of gifted entertainment and technology professionals responsible for some of the most successful games ever made. We have award-winning developers, published artists and specialists recognized as among the best in their fields. Our studio has a history of using innovative techniques designed to boost productivity and product quality, which in turn enhances our studio's quality of life.
High Moon Studios is wholly owned by Activision. To learn more about our studio, please visit us at www.highmoonstudios.com.