Associate VFX
Artist

About Splash Damage 
 
We founded Splash Damage with a mission to create lifelong friendships amongst our players and our staff by building the world’s most engaging multiplayer experiences. We only team up with the world’s leading partners and have worked with many of gaming’s most beloved universes over the years. 

Our studio culture is built around autonomy, friendliness, and constant learning, and we look after our talent with a comprehensive benefits package. The Sunday Times named Splash Damage the UK’s 47th Best Company to Work For in 2018, and we’ve been awarded their Best Companies accreditation four years running. We also believe our teams create better work when they have a range of perspectives and opinions to draw from, and we are committed to increasing diversity across our studio to consistently enable that. 

We are currently working on numerous exciting titles for PC and consoles, including Gears 5, Gears Tactics, Halo: The Master Chief Collection and a few that haven’t been announced yet. Come join us!

 

The Role

The day-to-day work will be centered on supporting the VFX team in crafting high-fidelity, game-ready effects. These tasks could include placing environmental elements within game levels, performing clean up on scenes and assets, and assisting in optimisation procedures. You will also communicate with designers and other departments to serve gameplay progress.

 

Essential skills

  • experience with a real time engine, preferably UE4
  • experience with game engine particle systems, preferably Cascade or Niagara
  • familiarity with 3D simulation software, preferably Houdini or Maya
  • basic knowledge of shaders and materials
  • solid grasp of real-world reference and principles of physics
  • understanding of animation and principles of performance
  • must be self-motivated and well-organised under tight deadlines
  • passion for creating a great game experience

 

Desired Skills

  • familiarity with scripting languages : Python, C#, or C++
  • experience with 3D paint packages : Substance, Modo, Mari
  • exposure to advanced graphics and rendering pipeline concepts
  • have worked with a team to construct a fully playable game

 

Studio Culture 

Splash Damage offers a fun, friendly and relaxed working environment. Everyone here shares a passion for video games and that shows in daily office life. We get together regularly for a wide range of social events, enjoying pub quizzes, cinema trips and gaming nights, competing in our plethora of sports and game groups, and letting our hair down at our legendary company parties, karaoke and our weekly Friday get togethers for in-house drinks, games and more. 
 
Find out more on our Studio page. 

 

BENEFITS & PERKS

  • HEALTH
    Private Medical and Dental Cover for you and your family along with the Babylon 24/7 digital GP service. We also offer onsite counselling and an employee assistant program, along with covering eye tests, gym memberships and more.
  • HOLIDAYS & SOCIAL EVENTS
    With 8 public holidays and an additional 3 day studio Christmas closure our staff have a total of 36 days off. We also offer flexible working hours and regular company social events.
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY
    Industry leading fully paid 30 weeks maternity leave & 10 weeks paternity leave, along with flexitime and life assurance, helps new parents manage their time and put their family first.
  • PENSION
    All of our staff have enhanced company pension contributions, meaning that we invest in your future together.
  • PROFIT SHARE & REWARDS
    We offer generous referral bonuses and 1% of the studio's revenue share after 1 years’ continuous service.
  • ADDITIONAL PERKS
    We have cycle to work and car leasing schemes, a free car park, game and book libraries, complimentary weekly onsite haircuts and discounts at many local businesses.

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