Principal / Lead VFX Artist

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Description

nDreams is a world-leading virtual reality game developer and publisher, combining innovation with excellence. Our projects are a leap forward for VR and for the studio and we are looking for talented people to help turn them into a reality.

We’re the studio behind the #1 Selling, Best of E3 Award-winning, Phantom: Covert Ops and we’ve got several exciting projects planned for 2021 and beyond, including Fracked, our recently announced PS VR exclusive. Once you’ve seen what we’re up to, we’re convinced you’ll want to be involved…

What Will You Be Doing?

  • Managing and developing the VFX Team at nDreams
  • Be responsible for delivering the VFX on multiple VR titles
  • Working with the art director, concept artists and project teams to produce fantastic effects within the constraints of VR
  • Delivering new and inventive ideas to solve complex issue that arise from the role of VFX within a VR Environment
  • Mentoring good VFX workflow practices with the VFX team
  • Maintaining a strong working relationship and creative understanding with the Game Directors and Art Director
  • Consistently ensuring quality, creativity and effective cross discipline VFX development across multiple projects

Requirements

  • A talented and ambitious Principal VFX Artist with a passion for gaming
  • Minimum of 5 years game development experience and at least 1 published title as a Principal/Lead VFX Artist
  • Real-time engine experience, ideally in Unreal, creating VFX blueprints, shader networks, particle interactions, dynamic systems, lighting and post processing
  • Excellent working knowledge of Photoshop, Unreal, Maya, or a relevant equivalent – Houdini knowledge a plus
  • Have an excellent understanding of form, timing, weight and colour to create a sense drama within a gaming environment
  • Demonstrates a deep understanding of console and VR workflows and capabilities
  • A team leader with strong communication skills who instinctively works across disciplines to deliver all VFX related game content
  • Highly effective time management of their own work schedule, and that of the VFX team members

Benefits

Why Join nDreams?

Our growing studio shares a passion for innovation, collaboration and defining the future of VR. We encourage an open, creative and diverse culture and empower people to explore their ideas and put their own stamp on projects. With humble beginnings of our own, we combine big projects and opportunities with a personal, caring touch. We’re proud of our culture – come and see why!

We offer some great perks, including flexible core hours, share options, 20 days holiday (increasing yearly to a maximum of 25 days), two duvet days, a day off to celebrate your birthday and various monthly socials (including Breakfast Butty Monday and Free Drink Friday)! Our newly refurbished open plan office has some great facilities with a cycle station, showers and more all on site.

Interested?

The role is based in our modern studio in Farnborough, UK, but with a unique Flex+ policy which incorporates options for flexible, hybrid working from home and studio. The studio is within easy commuting distance from London and Guildford. Salary is competitive and dependent on your experience.

If you think this could be the role for you, we’d love you to get in touch! Drop us your CV via the link below.

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