VFX Artist

Job ID: 958166 | Amazon Web Services, Inc.


At Amazon, our goal is to create great PC games. We believe in ground-breaking games that can redefine the boundaries of player experience and change the way the world sees digital entertainment. Games have the power to connect people on a massive scale, and creating these experiences will produce some of the future’s most influential voices in media and art. We seek the best game developers in the world to join our team and become the architects of this vision. Join us, and you’ll have the power of Twitch, AWS, and the entire Amazon ecosystem to shape the future of games. You will work alongside talented industry veterans, including key contributors from dozens of titles: Half-Life 2, Destiny 1 & 2, Left for Dead, Portal, Second Son, Thief, System Shock 2, Age of Empires, Dawn Of War II, Halo, Shadow of Mordor, Uncharted, The Last of Us, Gears of War, Guild Wars 2, EverQuest and H1Z1.
Amazon Game Studios is looking for a highly talented and motivated VFX Artist to join our team. This individual will work closely with the VFX Lead and other stakeholders to help innovate and build AAA effects for Crucible. The ideal candidate has a strong sense of technique, timing and motion in relation to real world physical behaviors, along with an understanding of memory and frame budgets.

Work with the VFX Lead to innovate and create high quality visual fx.
Adapt rapidly to pipeline changes based on production cycles.
Work with key stakeholders to build and maintain task progression relationships and feedback loops.
Work with the Production team to help maintain expectations.


Basic Qualifications:
3+ years of experience in video games as a vfx artist
1+ titles shipped in a vfx role
1+ AAA titles shipped
Experience with PBR engines like Lumberyard, CryEngine, idTech, Unreal, or Unity
Demo reel required


Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with PopcornFX a plus
Self-motivated, results-oriented, driven to create top quality visuals
Expert understanding of Maya or other 3D package for creating 3D assets
Strong knowledge of Photoshop and After Effects
Understanding of VFX asset costs and impact on console performance
Strong communication, organizational and time management skills
Knowledge of next generation asset creation pipelines, tools, software and customization systems.
Experience with fluid dynamics simulation software, such as Houdini and FumeFX, for fire, fluid, and soft/rigid body dynamics
Must have the ability to take constructive criticism and maintain a professional attitude.
Able to accurately estimate the time to complete individual assets.
Independently self-motivated and a great team player.
Traditional art skills (drawing, painting, sculpting).
Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role.
Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role.
Strong passion for gaming!

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