Added by on 2015-10-12

Gameloft Recruiting Senior VFX Artist

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Senior VFX Artist


Gameloft’s growing New Orleans studio is adding a Senior VFX artist to the team. As a member of the Art team your main responsibility will be creating special effects based in particle systems, trails and other 3D elements.
The bar is always being raised at Gameloft – show us your best work to have an opportunity for this position. Gameloft New Orleans works on a variety of projects, and in a variety of genres and art styles. We are looking for artists with versatility that can keep up with our diverse project opportunities. Our studio has worked on or contributed to Ice Age Village, Oregon Trail: American Settler, Cosmic Colony, Cars: Fast as Lightning, and Spiderman: Unlimited. Join us as we continue live services with some of these exciting projects and begin a new project adventure as well.


Creating high quality VFX content needed during the various phases of a project
Creating stunning visual effect elements in line with the visual direction defined by the Art Director.
Frequently interfacing with the Art Director and concept art team to ensure consistency between concept and visual effects assets.
Working within established art, technical and visual style parameters in accordance with the game design document and art design document.
Providing creative and innovative solutions to technical art problems and/or restrictions.
Consistently sharing and applying new industry and technical information within the Art department and to members of the studio generally.
Preparing assets for export to game engine.
Consistently striving to exceed the highest quality standards of the studio.
Taking initiative for improving the studio – striving to create efficient systems for use by the Art team and the studio in general.
Demonstrating enthusiasm, drive and a sense of urgency when performing job functions.


Minimum 5-7 years of professional experience in a video game production environment, mobile highly valued.
Minimum 3 shipped titles
Extensive portfolio displaying diverse artistic skills
Thorough understanding of VFX design and its functions within a game
Experience in particle systems and special effects with 3DSMax, ParticleFlow and other relevant software
Willingness and ability to contribute occasionally to other art (beyond VFX) a big plus
Ability to work as a team player with designers, developers, producers and other artists
Excellent problem solving skills
Experience working with proprietary tech and toolsets.
Experience with traditional 2D animated VFX would be a plus.
Strong organization skills to maintain a neat and clean file structure within the pipeline.
Familiarity with creating and modifying shader libraries.
Familiarity with dynamics and simulations.
Optimization skills to work within mobile device requirements.
Some basic scripting skills a plus.
Chosen qualified candidates will be asked to complete an art test.

Gameloft is where you want to be.

This position is based in the creative and inspiring city of New Orleans, a city built on entertainment and opportunity! New Orleans offers a rich culture of superb music, art, architecture, and food that is a part of its very fabric, and is one of the most culturally and historically rich cities in America. We are the festival capital of the world and have an endless list of both nightlife and family activites. In New Orleans, you will simply never run out of things to do!
In a recent survey of American cities reviewing economic health, quality of life, and demographic factors, New Orleans ranked #2 in the entire US while Travel + Leisure named it #1 of America’s Best Cities. New Orleans features an exceptionally strong economic trajectory powered by a digital media, technology and entertainment renaissance.

This position offers:

* Fun, passionate and creative studio with a casual, friendly atmosphere – we love to play, board games, video games, ping pong, air hockey, frisbee and foosball!
* International environment which offers daily contact with other countries & cultures
* Challenging and rewarding work on the next great frontiers in games
* Excellent benefits and studio culture
* An unparalleled opportunity to evolve and grow your career with a vibrant young studio among the stability of a large, self-published company.

A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft® has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, including mobile phones, smartphones and tablets (including Apple® iOS and Android® devices), set top box, connected TVs and consoles. Gameloft partners with leading international brands such as UNO®, Spider-Man®, James Cameron’s Avatar™, Ferrari® and Sonic Unleashed®. Gameloft also operates its own established franchises, such as Real Football, Asphalt™, Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus and N.O.V.A Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance®. Gameloft is present in all continents, distributes its games in 100 countries and employs over 6,000 developers. Gameloft is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA).
Previous hit Gameloft games include: Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Asphalt 8: Airborne, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, Ironman 3, Kingdoms & Lords, GT Racing 2, Shark Dash, Oregon Trail: American Settler, A Good Day to Die Hard, NOVA: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance, Littlest Pet Shop, The Dark Knight Rises, PLAYMOBIL Pirates, Real Soccer 2012 HD

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