Senior VFX Artist

Zapper Games
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March 14, 2023
Full Time
Raleigh, NC

Zapper Games is looking for a creative Senior VFX Artist to join our team and help bring our new open world IP to life! Could it be you? Apply today!

Do you have a passion for VFX and want to help us push the visual quality of our games to the next level? Do you have experience creating stylized VFX for video games? Do you want autonomy and ownership over the work you do? Do you enjoy identifying and creating best practices for a particular problem? If yes, we want to hear from you! 



  • Work with Art Director to define the look and feel of in-game VFX
  • Work with or without concept art to achieve high-quality VFX
  • Create handcrafted VFX to be used in game
  • Optimize work while maintaining balance between quality and performance
  • Participate in team art discussions and reviews
  • Help define and enforce structure such as documentation, pipelines and naming conventions
  • Provide guidance, mentorship and instruction in VFX Art processes both inside and outside the VFX discipline.



  • 5+ years of experience as a VFX Artist in the video game or film industry
  • Proficient working with Maya, 3ds Max or other current generation tools and workflows
  • Experience with VFX Editors and real-time particle systems
  • Experience with node-based shaders/materials and texturing
  • Excellent communicator and self motivated


Nice to Haves

  • Experience working in Unreal Engine 4/5
  • Shipped 1 AAA PC or Console game as a VFX Artist


Why Zapper Games? 

We want you to enjoy crafting amazing player experiences and have fun times creating games you can be proud of. We also know that making games is hard work and that’s why we offer a generous benefits package to make sure our team members are properly taken care of. Here’s what you can expect from us:

  • Top-tier health, dental and vision insurance (No Premiums!)
  • Four weeks paid vacation
  • Paid time off the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Paid federal holidays 
  • 10 sick days 
  • 401k with matching


Zapper games is part of the Amplifier Game Investment group which is a subsidiary of the Embracer Group. This group brings players some of the biggest games in the market and we are beyond excited to have their amazing support.

Zapper Games

Zapper Games is a newly formed studio in NC. Our ambition is to give people the opportunity to do their best work by cultivating a place of positivity, fun, and ownership.

Our Core Values

Build Together. We know making video games takes a diverse team of people from different disciplines. We also know it genuinely takes more than that. Collaboration, respect, ownership of work and honest discussions within the team help bring games to the next level.

Be Daring. Don't be afraid to take chances in everything you do. Speak up if you have something important to say. Push your work to the next level and don't settle for mediocrity.

Nurture Curiosity. Seek out knowledge, try things you feel would push the game to another level, brainstorm your ideas often with others and most importantly, create with passion.

Have Fun. While this may sound like an obvious thing to say, truly having fun making the games you also like to play within a positive work environment is important to us. Great games experiences come from teams of people who enjoy working on them together.

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