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Kabam Recruiting VFX Artist

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VFX Artist


Kabam is looking for a Visual Effects Artist to create and implement effects for games on mobile platforms. The ideal candidate feels comfortable in a team environment and is able to deliver compelling visual effects for top mobile games. You will work with the Art Director to create visually stunning effects utilizing the Unity engine. This is an opportunity for a driven effects artist to be able to help manage, research and evolve the studio art pipeline and to create amazing visual effects. Effects have to be extremely optimized and efficient to work on mobile devices, not just look great on film.


You would work directly with Art, Engineering, Sound, and Product leads in an open table seating environment that encourages daily updates, teamwork, and data-driven decision making. This working structure fosters an environment where team members get to know each other very well because the success of the entire project relies on a group effort.

Day to Day:

Work closely with game designers, engineers, artists, UI designers, and leads to create great game moments through AAA quality VFX
Model, texture, light and animate VFX assets to design & Director’s specifications
Ensure that all effects are created and implemented in a highly efficient manner for mobile platforms
Collaborate with engineers and leads to establish and troubleshoot art pipelines as needed.
Meticulous, organized approach to creating technically efficient and visually compelling VFX assets
Use visual editing tools to create, place, and trigger effects
Conceptualize and animate stylized particle effects for fire, explosions, smoke, moving water, sparks, dust, clouds, exhaust, weather, etc.
Career Progression:
The candidate who excels in this position will handle increased responsibilities and have the opportunity to provide their expertise on future titles.


3+ years minimum experience in the game industry with at least two shipped titles as a VFX artist on either console or mobile platforms
Experienced user of Photoshop, Maya, 3D Studio Max and Adobe AfterEffects
Expert in creating high-quality particle effects and textures
A portfolio showcasing high-quality effects reel and examples of high resolution effect textures
The ability to view visual reference of an effect, deconstruct it and subsequently re-create it in a real-time game engine is essential
Strong knowledge of environmental effects, lighting and dynamics
High proficiency in technical problem solving
Experience with optimizing vfx for memory constrained and/or low performance devices
Experience in creating real time shaders and post effects

Optional: Experience in writing scripts/plugins in MEL, C#, Python, and Javascript for Maya and Photoshop
Knowledge of Unity and C#/Unity Script: Nice to have, not mandatory
A sense of humor
Strong passion for gaming, especially in the mobile arena
Ability to take direction well and to collaborate and communicate well with a somewhat flat team: Must play well with others, and no prima donnas!
Must be available to work in-house in our office in downtown San Francisco, CA



Full Health, Dental, and Vision
Stock Options
401k with matching
$250 gym reimbursement
$1000 per year educational stipend
Commuter Benefits
Daily catered lunches and dinners
Tons of snacks, drinks, etc.


We will assist with relocation for the right candidate.

Kabam is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

**Successful applicants will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the U.S.**

Kabam, Inc. (“Kabam”) creates, develops, and publishes games that are available on mobile devices via its own dedicated channel in the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore. Valued at more than $1 billion, Kabam is the 6th fastest growing company overall in North America, according to Deloitte LLP. The company has been profitable since 2012. Kabam’s Kingdoms of Camelot franchise has grossed more than $250 million, making it one of the top 10 strategy franchises of all time. Kabam has also created four titles that have grossed more than $100 million each in their life. In 2014, Kabam had three titles rank in the Top 50 Grossing apps on iOS. Kabam has more than 850 employees around the world, with corporate headquarters in San Francisco. The company’s investors include Alibaba, Canaan Partners, Google, MGM, Intel, Pinnacle Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Warner Brothers and others.

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