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FX Lead

Epic Games

Epic Games

Clark, NJ, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024


At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.


What We Do

Push your artistic talent to the limit on a team of world-class environment, character and concept artists who strive to innovate and inspire.

What You'll Do

Epic is seeking a seasoned Lead FX Artist to spearhead creative endeavors for our collaboration with Disney. The ideal candidate will possess a profound understanding of impactful visual effects and demonstrate proficiency in translating them into real-time environments using particle editors. As a key player in our team, you will balance collaborative teamwork with the ability to drive initiatives independently. If you have a strong sense of weight, timing, motion, and you demonstrate technical aptitude with Materials and Logic, we are ready for you to bring those abilities to execute outstanding FX in our games.

In this role, you will

  • Lead the creation of exceptional effects, breathing life into dramatic visual experiences.
  • Conceptualize, prototype, and finalize all aspects of FX art, from initial ideas to polished implementations
  • Execute various visual effects styles, ranging from hyper-realistic to stylized

What we're looking for

  • 2+ years of experience in a lead role, with demonstrated ability to manage or lead a team effectively
  • A robust portfolio showcasing expertise in Real-Time FX work
  • A discerning eye for the timing, animation, and motion of real-world elements, coupled with the ability to infuse dramatic flair into FX
  • Proficiency in all aspects of FX art creation
  • Proficiency in secondary areas such as modeling, skinning, animation, or lighting
  • Prior experience shipping titles within the game industry
  • Familiarity with the Unreal Engine 5 art pipeline
  • Experience navigating memory limitations across multiple platforms
  • Scripting experience in Blueprint, Python, etc

This role is open to multiple locations in North America (including CA & WA).

Pay Transparency Information

The expected annual base pay range(s) for this position are detailed below. Each base pay range is relevant only for individuals who are residents of or will be expected to work within the specified locale. Compensation varies based on a variety of factors, which include (but aren’t limited to) things such as skills and competencies, qualifications, knowledge, and experience. In addition to base pay, most employees are eligible to participate in Epic’s generous benefit plans and discretionary incentive programs (subject to the terms of those plans or programs).

California Base Pay Range
$155,111$224,495 USD
Washington Base Pay Range
$148,060$217,154 USD


Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.

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