VFX Artist

Automaton is looking for a talented visual effects artist to join their art team.


  • Work with the art and design team on all visual effect aspects of game development including game play specific tasks.
  • Deliver high quality, realistic particle effects.
  • Create a range of different effects based on real-world phenomena such as fire, smoke, destruction etc.


  • Excellent communication skills and ability to take direction effectively.
  • Ability to balance technical, gameplay and artistic constraints, and are able to work collaboratively on reaching a solution between disciplines.
  • Ability to work with a high level of autonomy but are also comfortable giving and receiving feedback.
  • Proficient in Photoshop and 3DS Maya/Max.
  • Knowledge of After Effects and Houdini.
  • Game industry experience preferred but not necessary. Skills and experience of delivery throughout all areas of the development cycle is a huge plus.
  • Scripting ability is a bonus.


  • Competitive salary (based on experience).
  • Benefits package including private health insurance, group pension plan, life assurance and travel insurance.
  • 30 days paid holiday.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Fully stocked fridges and weekly lunches.
  • Gym Membership.
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Job details

Project: Mavericks

Salary: DOE

Location: Cambridge, UK

Area: Commercial

Contract: Full-time

Posted on: 20 Aug 2018

Closing date: 1 Mar 2019