Lead VFX Artist

Guildford, UK

DPS Games

Founded in 2018, DPS Games is a development studio focused on making FTP games. We are home to a great deal of passion and love for video games. Our team is rich with experience from all around the world, and the drive to deliver a new online experience the whole world can enjoy. It’s our purpose to ensure whilst you make history with us, you have the best possible time doing so. 

We are a globally distributed development studio. Our mother studio is situated in Guildford, UK and we have our partner development studio in Sydney, Australia. 

To us, Play is Everything. 

Job overview

Based in Guildford, DPS Games is looking for an exceptionally skilled Lead VFX Artist to assist in the creation of the next big free-to-play title from Wargaming, the company that brought us World of Tanks and one of the strongest free-to-play PC game companies in the world.  

The candidate will have to be a hardworking self-motivated team player who is able to work closely with the Lead VFX Artist, Art Director and Art Production Director to create and be responsible for large sections of the game.

They will need to possess excellent verbal and written skills and be able to both take critique and give feedback to external partners as well as fully participating in group discussions.

In this position you will be working within a multidisciplinary team of developers in a global community and will have the ability to both share your hard-earned knowledge and continue to develop your skill set by learning from your teammates.

Please note: applications without a portfolio will not be considered.

Reports To

The Lead VFX Artist will report to the Art Production Director

What will you do?

  • Design, create and implement stunning VFX to enhance the dramatic performance of vehicles and characters and breathe life into our world

  • Supervise and develop the VFX Team

  • Collaborate with Animation and Design to support gameplay requirements

  • Work alongside the VFX Team and Art Director to deliver innovation and drive quality

  • Precisely optimise in-game VFX to hit performance metrics finely balanced with visual quality

  • Help design, construct, document and implement new pipelines and processes

  • Support and direct off-site development partners

  • Plan the work for the VFX team in conjunction the Art Production Director

  • Ensure timely delivery of the VFX work to quality benchmarks

 What are we looking for?

  • Strong proven production art experience in the gaming industry

  • At least 3 published games

  • Proven ability to create exceptional in-game VFX

  • Exceptional knowledge of 3ds Max or Maya

  • Significant Unreal 4 development experience demonstrated in published titles

  • Strong understanding of particle systems, physics, shaders and post process effects

  • Excellent verbal and written skills, and be able to both take critique and give feedback internally and externally in a professional manner

  • Diligent self-management around both individual and team tasks, schedule and budgets

  • Strong organizational skills with adherence to optimization and asset management

 What additional skills will help you out?  

  • Understanding of Houdini

  • Traditional art skills

  • Concept skills – Ability to visualize and concept with this discipline

  • BA in art or related field or equivalent experience. 

  • Passion for making and playing great games, with an awareness of current titles and industry trends.

About Wargaming

Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Delivering legendary games since 1998, Wargaming has grown to become one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO gaming industry with 4500+ employees and more than 20 offices globally. Over 200 million players enjoy Wargaming’s titles across all major gaming platforms, including the massively popular World of Tanks and World of Warships.

Working in our company means always having interesting challenges and gaining valuable experience while working with top-class experts.

Take your place among our passionate and experienced team and bring out the best in yourself at Wargaming!


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