Sunday, April 11, 2010


Position Title:     FX Artist
Reports To:        Producer
Location:            Denver, CO

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with millions of gamers around the globe having enjoyed the company's products over the years. SOE creates, develops and provides compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. SOE has published a number of ground-breaking and genre-defining games, including Free Realms, EverQuest, EverQuest II, Star Wars Galaxies, PlanetSide, The Matrix Online, EverQuest Online Adventures, Champions of Norrath, Untold Legends, Field Commander, Vanguard, and the upcoming highly anticipated DC Universe Online and The Agency. SOE is part of an elite group of companies defining the role of ecommerce and virtual goods in the videogame industry.

Our Denver Studio is the developer of Legends of Norrath™, Star Wars Galaxies™ Trading Card Game, Free Realms Trading Card Game, Match Attax LIVE and more. If you like to work hard and play harder, then Colorado is the place to live! Our studio is located in the hip "LoDo" area of Denver, one block from Coors Field and walking distance to the 16th Street Mall, the primary shopping and entertainment strip of Downtown Denver. We enjoy over 300 days of sunshine a year and hiking, biking, climbing and skiing are all right in our backyard!

General Responsibilities:
· Create and Animate dazzling eye catching effects for use in a real-time game environments.
· Participates actively with product development team to help visualize and develop game titles.

· 3+ years experience animating spell and FX for computer and/or videogames
· Have shipped AAA PC or console titles as an FX Artist or Animator
· Able to work full-time in the Denver Area
· Experience with animating brilliant, eye catching FX using Photoshop and Maya (or equivalent programs)
· General skill and a technical understanding of animating a wide range of organic and mechanical subject matter
· Technical understanding of FX pipelines
· Self-driven, good communicator and a great team-player
· A passion for games
· Skill in one or more of the related art tasks - illustration, modeling, texturing, character animation, rigging, or technical art

· Scripting experience in Mel,Lua, Python, etc
· Experience creating and using real-time shaders
· Outstanding 2D animation skills
· A passion for developing online games

SOE is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.