Amazon Games- Looking for VFX Artists of all levels to join our New World team!

HELLO EVERYONE!
Amazon Games is looking for VFX Artists to join our New World team in Sunny Irvine, CA!!

The VFX Artist implements video game special effects in accordance with a project’s artistic direction and production deadlines. The ideal candidate should have strong artistic skills, and an understanding of the technical constraints on the target platforms. You have a knack for transforming ideas into fluid animations and rich effects. A high degree of familiarity with industry standard tools is desired, and a great portfolio is preferred!

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
· Professional experience with at least 1 shipped AAA title or equivalent work in a related field.
· Bachelor’s Degree in Art or equivalent experience in related field
· Online Portfolio demonstrating ability to create VFX and implement for real-time game engine.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
· High level communication skills to collaborate with artists, designers, programmers, and QA.
· Experience using game engines (Unity, Unreal Engine, CryEngine)
· Experience with 3D software (Autodesk, Blender, SketchUp, ZBrush)
· Experience with animation software (Adobe After Effects, Maya/Max, Blender, DigiCel FlipBook, Toon Boom)
· Experience using image manipulation software (Adobe Photoshop, GIMP)
· Experience with Lumberyard, PopcornFX, Cascade/Niagara, or Unity’s Particle Editor
· Experience with Houdini (Fire and smoke sims)
· Ability to concept/storyboard VFX ideas
· Ability to create flipbook texture sequences
· Demonstrate basic understanding color theory, lighting, modeling and UV texturing of a 3D object.
· Ability to interpret and transform abstract ideas into compelling effects
· Ability to accept feedback and implement suggestions
· Experience and knowledge of animation principles
· A high level of comfort with scripting tools

Come join us:


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