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Lead VFX Artist

Obsidian Entertainment is looking for a talented and self-motivated Lead VFX Artist to join the team making our next world-class RPG.

The Lead VFX Artist position requires experience with particle editing, texture creation, and real-time material with a creative mindset and a technical background. This Lead VFX Artist will need be able to conceptualize, present, and execute ideas within a schedule, while participating in technical and artistic problem solving.   

This position requires the ability to work onsite or in a hybrid capacity at the Obsidian Entertainment office in Irvine, CA.


  • Ensure the success of the VFX department through mentorship, feedback, planning of tasks, and organization of features
  • Create all aspects of in-game VFX including character, weapon, environment, and destructive events
  • Work closely with project leadership to ensure the VFX team is addressing the artistic and functional needs of the content for which they are responsible
  • Evaluate and initiate processes and features needed to improve and streamline production
  • Define and maintain VFX pipelines and practices to streamline the creation of assets that meet visual quality targets within performance limitations


  • Experience with real-time particle editing in Unreal Engine
  • Excellent technical and artistic problem-solving skills
  • Fluent knowledge in a 3D content creation package (Maya, 3ds Max, etc.)
  • Mastery of Photoshop or comparable program


  • 3+ years of game industry experience in real-time FX and at least one shipped title with a credit as a VFX artist
  • Experience with Unreal Engine's Niagara particle system and blueprint management.
  • Shader creation experience
  • Animation experience
  • Environment art experience

Portfolio Requirements

  • A web portfolio that demonstrates a proficiency in real time particle creation

Portfolio Pluses

  • Any samples showing 3D modeling abilities
  • Any pre-rendered VFX work

Obsidian Entertainment is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Please, no phone calls or drop-ins. We only accept electronic applications.

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