Senior VFX Artist

Roboto Games

San Mateo, CA, United States


  • VFX Art
  • Animation Designers
  • VFX Art
  • Animation Designers


  • Stylized
  • Fantasy
  • Stylized
  • Fantasy


  • Unity
  • Maya
  • ZBrush
  • Substance Painter
  • Blender
  • Unity
  • Maya
  • ZBrush
  • Substance Painter
  • Blender

About Roboto Games 

Hi! We’re Roboto Games, a minty fresh venture-backed games company. Before this, we were leading games at PopCap, EA, and Space Ape. And this isn’t our first rodeo/game studio. In 2007 we founded ZipZapPlay, a web and Facebook gaming company (we baked lots of cupcakes while making Baking Life), which we sold to PopCap (zombies also eat cupcakes it turns out) before they sold to EA in 2011. Since then we’ve also contributed to several mobile game hits. On average, we have 12 years of experience designing games with over $100m in revenue and over 65m players.


At Roboto, our mission is to make games that are good alone and great together. Our games are real-time multiplayer and cross-platform, so friends can easily play together. Our upcoming title is a bite-size survival/crafting MMO that will also include the option to own web3 digital assets (such as NFTs). We believe in making inclusive hybrid free-to-play and -own games that are fun for years and that will appeal to a broad range of players. Whether it’s on mobile, web, or PC you and your friends can play together anytime and anywhere.


As if that wasn’t enough, we aim to make our games fully moddable so that anyone can create their own amazing content, and that’s where you come in.  We’re looking for a Senior VFX Artist who loves the idea of building a platform to enable both professional and hobbyist creators to design amazing experiences for others.


If that sounds like fun, then join us! You should also join us if you like wizards, zombies, and unicorns, but not necessarily in that order.


All that sounds great you say? What do I need to do? Glad you asked!


  • Fill a key role leading the VFX pipelines for an epic fantasy universe on Mobile and PC platforms!
  • Create and manage a wide variety of stylized VFX from character-based magic attacks to dramatic weather systems in the environments to delightful feedback flourishes in the UI
  • Work closely with all disciplines to interpret high-level visual direction and gameplay functionality while contributing your own ideas in a highly collaborative environment
  • Work with outsourcing partners to achieve consistent quality within project constraints
  • Optimize content and pipelines for performance, efficiency, and quality
  • Develop and document technical processes and tools
  • Be able to work autonomously but proactively seek direction
  • Timely delivery of tasks based on project schedules and deadlines


  • 5+ years experience as a VFX artist in 3D games, simulators, or VR/AR
  • 3+ years experience in Unity, using Shuriken, and custom scripts, to create real-time VFX
  • At least 1 shipped title in a senior role as a 3D VFX Artist
  • Able to paint VFX textures from scratch and match an established style
  • Advanced understanding of the core principles of art content creation, game engines, pipelines, and processes
  • Experience working on games as a service/live content

Nice to haves

  • Art degree or equivalent training
  • Experience with 3D programs such as Maya, ZBrush, Blender, etc
  • Experience managing outsource partnerships
  • History of playing a variety of game genres both digital and physical


Why work with Roboto Games?

As a member of a small team, your voice will be heard and you will have an immense impact on our games and community

Make games that you can play with your friends. Make games you can play on your phone, on your PC, or on your mom’s Chromebook. You get the idea

Work alongside a diverse group of game industry game veterans with 12+ years of experience

Work from anywhere as long as you have enough overlapping hours with the Pacific time zone (plus or minus 3 hours for this position) 

Occasionally travel to Roboto’s HQ in California for work weeks and company offsites (attending remotely will always be supported)

Full-time role with benefits (4 weeks of paid time off, stock options, health, dental, vision, charitable donation matching) 

What’s not to like?


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