As a Senior VFX Artist you will be part of a team of artists and programmers dedicated to creating cutting edge visual effects for a boundless sandbox universe. You will create a vast variety of effects supporting epic spaceship battles inside giant gas clouds, characters struggling to survive raging storms on hostile planets, holographic displays inside futuristic shopping malls and tiny dust motes in a desolate outpost. And everything in between!

Check out what our VFX team get up to:

Founded in 2012, Cloud Imperium Games creates cutting-edge videogames that defy expectations. We’re currently developing Star Citizen, a record-breaking multiplayer online space sim, and Squadron 42, a cinematic single-player adventure set in the same universe. Join us as we break boundaries and make videogame history.

We are a crowdfunded company and have a dedicated and enthusiastic community of backers who are helping us create the “Best Damn Space Sim Ever”.

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What does a Senior VFX Artist at Cloud Imperium Games do?

  • Create sci-fi VFX using CIG’s real time VFX Editor.
  • Use software packages such as 3DS Max, Houdini, Photoshop and After Effects to generate texture and mesh assets for use with your real time effects.
  • Optimize your effects to run efficiently in-game whilst maintaining high visual quality.
  • Work closely with our team of dedicated VFX programmers to improve our VFX technology and pipelines where possible.
  • Collaborate with other teams including Art, Design and Audio to help bring the Star Citizen universe to life.

What do we expect from our Senior VFX Artists?

  • Solid understanding of the artistic and technical fundamentals of real-time visual effects.
  • Experience of using real time particle systems in a game engine.
  • Keen eye for detail and ability to break down existing effects in games and films.
  • Be highly self-motivated and show initiative.
  • Be able to rise to challenges and problem solve when required.
  • Passion to raise the bar in the field of real-time VFX.
  • Provide guidance and support to more junior team members.

Diversity Statement

CIG is a global company, staunchly committed to cultivating a culture and workplace that celebrates all backgrounds, lifestyles, and perspectives. Together, we are creating a space where authentic recognition, appreciation, and understanding of the importance of diversity is fostered by everyone. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strive to build a team that represents all walks of life, and we want every employee to bring all the things that make them unique to the work environment. The universe is as vast and varied as the people in it, and it’s our differences that make it special.

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