Lead VFX Artist at Massive

Lead VFX Artist at Massive

The team is looking for a passionate lead VFX Artist to join them in the development of Tom Clancy's The Division 2.


  • Using available tools (particle systems, modelling, texturing, etc.) to lead the development of visual effects that clearly communicate gameplay and immerses the player in the world
  • Taking visual effects from conception phase all the way to delivery, creating all the content needed for each step of the process, always having tech art in mind
  • Identifying solutions to continuously improve on quality and performance, whether it involves an exciting new technology or how to communicate a new gameplay design
  • Actively communicating and share ideas, giving and receiving feedback on VFX and consistency within the game universe as a whole
  • Optimizing and modify visual effects to match budget and ensure they remain of high quality
  • Being the driver of creation and maintenance of a prospering art culture within the VFX team
  • Ensuring a productive internal workflow and beneficial relationships with external partners
  • Prioritizing and manage the internal and external VFX artists' tasks to ensure organization and prioritization using project management/planning tools i.e Jira
  • Working together with producers, leads, directors and other teams to push project quality
  • Balancing quality and efficiency of owns and teams work to reach the best results within given time frames
  • Managing the Human Resources in your team by i.e.having reoccurring performance feedback sessions as well as salary reviews


Skills & Requirements

  • 5+ years' experience of visual effects and technical art for games on console and PC, whereas at least 3 of them as a mentor/lead/manager or equivalent ideally with at least one AAA title shipped
  • Knowledge of particle systems, shaders and procedural animation
  • Understanding of node based tools/engines and/or programming/scripting
  • Experience with VFX editors and real-time particle systems
  • Working knowledge of Maya, 3DSMAX and/or other commercial 3D authoring packages
  • Experience with Houdini
  • Experience as an animator, modeler and/or texture artist is a bonus
  • Additional experience from the movie industry or similar is considered a benefit
  • Experience with outsourcing and co-development is a bonus

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    Lead VFX Artist at Massive