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

Our ideal candidate has experience with particle editing, texture creation, and real-time materials.  They possess both a creative mindset and a technical background. This 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.


  • Create all aspects of in-game VFX including character, weapon, environment, and destructive events
  • Work closely with art leads to ensure the visual targets are met and stylistically consistent
  • Communicate with Artists, Designers, and Programmers to work through artistic and technical endeavors
  • Evaluate and initiate processes and features needed to improve and streamline production
  • Work with real-time materials


  • Experience with real-time particle editing in Unreal Niagara
  • Fluent knowledge in a 3D content creation package (Maya, 3ds Max, etc.)
  • Mastery of Photoshop or comparable program
  • Dynamic VFX Materials creation experience on Unreal 4, Unreal 5


  • 3+ years of game industry experience in real-time FX
  • Knowledge of blueprint creation in Unreal 4, Unreal 5
  • Animation experience
  • Environment art experience
  • Knowledge of texture creation through Substance 3D Designer
  • Experience with effects in Houdini 

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.

The estimated base pay range for this role is:

  • $98,000 - $123,000 per year

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

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