Added by on 2017-08-21

Cryptic Studios Recruiting VFX Artist & Software Engineer

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VFX Artist


Cryptic Studios is looking for exceptionally talented VFX Artists to bring real-time magic and mayhem to our games. If you like to blow things up and use smoke and mirrors to dazzle and impress, we have a place where you can channel your fascination for pyrotechnics and illusions.
We actively balance our work with the personal lives of our employees. At Cryptic, we hire great people who love the work, the genre and the game!

Every day you could be:

· Envisioning and creating handcrafted, real-time visual effects for Neverwinter, Star Trek or unannounced projects
· Collaborating with artists, designers, and engineers to visualize incredible gameplay and combat powers
· Adding life and color to our worlds through atmospherics, weather and environmental effects
· Technically implementing, integrating, troubleshooting and ensuring the performance of effects in our proprietary engine
· Iterating on game assets with fellow artists via paint overs, studies, and group critiques

What we’d like to see:

· 3+ years’ experience creating real-time visual effects for video games
· Extensive understanding of 3D graphics, shaders, particle systems, physics, ribbons, etc.
· Excellent sense of VFX movement, animation, timing, impact and anticipation
· Demonstrated ability to visualize effects without concept art and create VFX textures from scratch, matching a broad range of styles
· Strong game design awareness and ability to create effects that support and communicate gameplay
· Technical aptitude and high level of comfort working with complex, node-based systems, scripts and proprietary tools
· Proven ability to create performance-minded visual effects within established budgets
· Expert level proficiency with Photoshop and 3ds Max or equivalent 2D and 3D software
· Self-motivated, humble, excellent communication skills and a team-player attitude
· BA or BS degree in art or equivalent work experience


· Solid foundation in traditional art, drawing, painting, illustration and/or concept art
· Proficiency with Houdini and/or other VFX simulation tools
· Basic understanding of animation and simple rigging ability
· Experience using Substance Designer/Painter in a production environment
· Passion for the Dungeons & Dragons and/or Star Trek franchises preferred

Required application materials:

· Resume and cover letter
· Portfolio or demo reel demonstrating consistently brilliant, eye-catching, real-time VFX
· An art test may be required

Must be eligible to work in the United States.

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Software Engineer – Graphics/Audio


Cryptic Studios is currently seeking a Software Engineer, Graphics. This position works closely with other graphics programmers and game lead programmers to maintain our custom graphics engine and tool chain, and to upgrade it to meet the ever-changing state-of-the-art. We’re always pushing the envelope, and you’ll relish the challenge!
Located in Northern California in Los Gatos, we offer the fun, focused, and casual atmosphere of a small developer. We actively balance our work with the personal lives of our employees. At Cryptic, we look for people who have passion for what they do and work well in teams to create and operate fun and challenging online games.

Every day you could be working on:

· Global illumination.
· Physically based lighting models.
· Physically based substance compositing.
· Volumetric rendering techniques.
· Multi-threaded rendering.
· Modern anti-aliasing techniques.

What we need to see:

· Thorough grasp of C and C++.
· Experience with constructing and debugging multi-threaded systems.
· Strong communication skills to work cohesively with both engineers and artists.
· Self-drive to learn and implement new rendering techniques.
· Architecturally-minded approach with respect to designing scalable systems and managing technical debt.
· Experience writing and debugging shader code.
· Ability to digest and maneuver a large and complicated code base.

What we’d like to see:

· Console development experience.
· Conceptual fluency with physically based rendering techniques.
· Mathematical Analysis skills.
· Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field (or equivalent experience).
· 2 years of experience.

Must be eligible to work in the United States.

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