Senior Artist, FX

Job typeGame Development/Publishing
BusinessWB Games
LocationUnited States - Chicago, Illinois
TypeFull Time
Posted DateMay. 31, 2018
What part will you play?

NetherRealm Studios, a division of WB Games Inc. seeks a Senior FX Artist to work closely with the FX Lead to create and maintain high quality Special Effects assets for the game. This is an individual contributor position that designs and creates FX work for assigned aspects of products with a focus on technical trouble-shooting and problem solving.
  • Use industry standard 3D and 2D packages as well as proprietary tools to create FX assets for their assigned development project. These assets will include real-time interactive FX and pre-scripted cinema events.
  • Install created FX assets into In-Engine cinemas.
  • Assists in R&D efforts for tools enhancements and prototyping of new technology.
  • Mentors more junior members of the effects team and serves as a repository of special knowledge for the group.


What do we require from you?
  • A BA in art or related field or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years’ experience as an artist in the industry.
  • At least 1 published game, preferably XBox One or PS4.
  • Must possess good artistic skills and a working knowledge of 2D/3D Art Production.
  • Should have working knowledge of authoring tools for real-time particle systems.
  • Experience with Unreal 3 and Cascade preferred.
  • Houdini Experience a strong plus.
  • Must be proficient in 3D modeling using Maya or 3D Studio Max.
  • Must be proficient with multiple 2D applications, including Adobe AfterEffects, Photoshop, and similar applications.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and deadlines.
  • Strong interest in computer or video games.
  • Strong understanding of modern real-time 3D engines.
  • Experience and understanding of art pipelines on XBox One and/or PS4.
  • Solid organization skills with adherence to file structures, naming conventions and other established protocols.
  • Ability to self-manage and meet deadlines.
  • Portfolio/website demonstrating your art skills, design sensibilities, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and redo/iterate work until it's approved.

Your information will now be submitted via our parent company’s site, TimeWarner.com.