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Lead VFX Artist

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Job ID: 1924555
Location: HUNTSVILLE, AL, United States
Date Posted: Jan 21, 2020
Category: Communications
Subcategory: Game Development Specialist
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description


Job Description
SAIC is looking for Lead/Senior VFX artists to join our tight knit team developing extraordinary games and interactive stories for the Army Game Studio.
Destruction, explosions, and weapons effects are not just an accent to our game, but are a star feature. You will work with a team of technical and animation experts tackling the challenge of creating amazing destructive content.
You must be creative, talented, and motivated with AAA experience solving complex particles, physics, and animation scenarios.  As the senior VFX artist, you have an aptitude for critical thinking. You are fearless in creativity and you are extremely well-versed in real-time particle systems and creating cutting-edge destructive elements. You are eager to tackle the challenges of the ever changing landscape of VFX and unafraid to seek and create new solutions. You are also a team player who is organized with excellent communication skills. All candidates must have a portfolio/reel to be considered. Blow us away. 



  • Bachelors or Masters in art, game development, animation or related field.
  • 2+ years of experience in a modeling, technical art, or animation role in video game development.
  • 3+ years of experience as a VFX artist using particles, physics systems, and rigid/soft body simulation to create explosions, weapons effects, fire, smoke and all manner of destructible assets.
  • Mastery of Maya, Unity, and/or Unreal 4
  • High efficiency in Houdini, After Effects, and supporting tools
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Artists, Designers, and Technical Artists.
  • Creatively solve technical and optimization issues that arise.
  • Work with art and design leads to make our game more immersive through destruction.
Nice to haves:
  • Ability to assist with other art tasks, including lighting 2d, 3d, modelling, texturing or concept tasks.
  • Experience with one or more scripting / programming languages.
  • Understanding of real-time physics systems.
  • Basic knowledge of rigging, skinning, and key-frame animation.
  • Traditional art and animation skills

Desired Qualifications



SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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