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Senior VFX Artist - Sledgehammer Games Toronto

Toronto Ontario M4C 0A1 Canada
5 days ago

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Senior VFX Artist - Sledgehammer Games Toronto

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  • Sledgehammer Games, award winning developer of several titles in the Call of Duty franchise, is looking for talented developers to join us as founding members of our new Toronto team. This group will partner with our global teams in Foster City, California and Melbourne, Victoria in the creation of epic content for some of the biggest games in the world. This is an opportunity to help grow and shape a AAA team from the ground up, adding new skills to your armory while gaining the unique satisfaction that only comes from building something brand new. Join us on our quest to maintain and improve a healthy and inspiring studio culture!
  • The studio is navigating their 2 nd decade of game development, focused on constant evolution, innovation and qualified risk-taking – which are some of the most rewarding aspects of game development. With world-class content production and engineering teams, we’ve been able to achieve some of the highest-quality game execution of any studio in the industry. We love what we do and work hard to make sure that each new game we make is even better than the last. Creativity is key, and we’re looking for talented game developers for our exciting new projects.
  • Sledgehammer Games is wholly owned by Activision. To learn more about our studio, please visit us at or search for Sledgehammer Games on your favorite social media platform. Want to hear what it’s like at the studio directly from current employees? Check out our #LifeatSHG developer profiles:

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor of art degree or equivalent industry experience and training.
  • At least 5+ years of visual effects development on console hardware (Xbox One, PS4, PC).
  • Strong overall artistic ability in visual effects.
  • Experience with and a good working knowledge of the limitations and expectations of current/next generation hardware.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Maya/Max, Houdini and Photoshop
  • Experience with other engines toolsets such as Unreal, Unity and proprietary game engines.
  • Experience collaborating with graphic programmers and mentoring other artists.

Extra Points:

  • Strong background in modeling, animation and/or traditional art.
  • Experience with creating high-end rendering of particle effects and fluid dynamics.
  • Experience with Substance Painter, FumeFX , Maya Fluids or similar.
  • Experience and comfort with one or more scripting/programming languages.

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty ®, World of Warcraft® , Overwatch ®, Diablo ®, Candy Crush ™ and Bubble Witch ™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment . We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Sledgehammer Games is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability


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