Senior VFX Artist

3 months ago

Job Description

Crytek is looking for a Senior VFX Artist to join the Crysis 4 (Working Title) team. 

*Sample pictures or portfolio link, which shows sample work are necessary.*


  • Understand and follow style guides to guarantee the consistency of the game
  • Provide and accept direction
  • Creation of real-time particle systems in CRYENGINE including textures and materials
  • Explore new technologies on the given platforms to achieve best possible results
  • Work within inter-disciplinary teams of artists, level designers and programmers
  • Implementation and optimization of shader based effects 
  • Demonstrate a desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Supervise and mentor junior artists on the team
  • Work together with our Research and Development department to improve workflows
  • Write documentation.

Skills & Requirements

  • 5+ years experience in game development
  • Last and/or current gen console experience
  • Expert understanding of current game FX processes, limitations and dependencies  
  • Strong knowledge of 3ds Max / Maya or Blender, Photoshop, Substance Designer 
  • Strong knowledge of common real-time game engines
  • Established interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to deliver and receive constructive feedback
  • The ability to manage and supervise mid-level and junior artists and willingness to carry out mentorship tasks
  • Good English communication and writing skills  
  • Positive, problem-solving and team-oriented attitude
  • Be proactive and self-motivated, work without direct supervision
  • Ability to complete all tasks in a timely manner and to a consistent high quality standard

A portfolio or reel that demonstrates the following:  

  • Real-time particle FX including a technical breakdown 
  • Strong technical skills (textures / materials / baking / scripting / shaders)
  • Strong artistic skills (shapes / colors / proportions / timing / lighting and movement)
  • Keen eye for details and realism


  • Experience with CRYENGINE; 
  • Experience with Houdini;
  • Experience with EmberGen;
  • Ability to write HLSL.

Office Location

Crytek GmbH - Frankfurt Studio, 3, Hugo-Junkers-Straße, Fechenheim-Nord, Fechenheim, Ost, Frankfurt, Hesse, 60386, Germany