VFX Artist

Full Time | 

Fully Remote | 

United States

Art Department

We’re looking for a Senior VFX Artist with at least 5 years experience in game development and one shipped title. You will work closely with the Art, Design and Programming teams to help create VFX assets optimally while working closely with the Art Director’s visual look for the game.  You will be spearheading the visual look of our VFX while working with outsource teams and associate artists to maintain a high visual standard.  Our ideal candidate demonstrates both the artistic and technical sides of the art process, values teamwork, is autonomous, shows initiative and wants to work in a well-funded startup environment.

Ruckus Games is a fully distributed studio, which is our way of saying everyone is working from home. We meet in Discord every working day and roll up our sleeves to make the best game possible.


  • Collaborate with the art director to achieve a consistent art style in regards to VFX for characters, environments, Gameplay and UI
  • Closely works with designers to create compelling VFX for game play needs
  • Creates and integrates VFX assets into the game engine, from prototype to final in game assets
  • Mentors associate artists with best practices and personal creative growth
  • Can provide feedback to outsource teams to help support consistent quality and style of the VFX

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of both 2d and 3d animation and how it relates to VFX
  • Organized, particularly with asset management
  • Knowledge of physics and natural phenomena
  • Advanced knowledge of the Unreal Engine
  • A solid understanding of both the technical and creative sides of the art process
  • Understanding of technical limitations with VFX and art creation pipelines
  • Ability to evaluate needs of the art team and handle outsource as needed
  • Photoshop and/or Substance experience for textures
  • Proven ability to work with art teams to deliver on the games artistic vision
  • Excellent skills in organization, communication and team collaboration
  • At least 5 years of experience as a VFX artist

Desired Qualifications

  • Simulation software such as Houdini, Ember Gen, etc
  • Familiarity with 2D VFX software like After Effects, Toon Boom, etc
  • Experience with Modeling software and UV unwrapping

Salary Information

Ruckus believes in transparent salary bands for employees. When hiring we look at an individual's skills, shipped titles and years in the industry as a guide for the starting salary band within Ruckus. We're listing the bands for the position here, but exceptional individuals with more experience could be in a higher band.

  • Tier 3 (5 - 6 Years of Experience): 
    • $85,000 - $120,000

Our Benefits

  • Work from home (anywhere in the US)!
  • Flexible hours – 32 hour a week minimum / 50 hour maximum
  • 3 weeks vacation each year, in addition to paid holidays and sick days
  • Competitive healthcare plans including medical, dental, and vision
  • Life insurance plus short and long-term disability
  • 401K with 100% matching up to 4% of your salary
  • Employee stock options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts