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VFX Artist

Mighty Eyes

Games Developer from New Zealand, Auckland

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The developers of Wanderer - an award-winning virtual reality adventure game - are supercharging the studio and are looking for a talented VFX artist to join the team in beautiful and vibrant Auckland (NZ) for a minimum 24 month duration.

Our ideal candidate has a great understanding of Unreal Engine’s effects systems, is experienced with optimized visual pipelines and a keen eye for color and lighting. If you love working in a fun and collaborative environment, come join our team and help make truly exciting VR games come to life.

Skills & Responsibilities:

  • Create Visual Effects in Unreal Engine 5 that seamlessly extend gameplay.
  • Create 2D/3D effects that fit the visual requirements of the project at hand.
  • Tweaking and improving old VFX assets when needed.
  • Research and document processes and pipelines for visual effects.


Technical requirements:

  • Decent knowledge of Unreal Engine (VFX tools - Niagara, Cascade) and excellent proficiency in and blueprinting.
  • Understanding of art pipelines for PC, console and mobile.
  • Good understanding of rendering pipelines and optimization methods within Unreal Engine.
  • Solid understanding of shaders and material expressions.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Experience with preferred applications to aid creation of VFX for UE5.

Nice to haves:

  • C++ Experience 
  • 1 or more shipped titles and/or credits.
  • 2+ years of games industry experience.
  • Prior experience with Virtual Reality.
  • Experience with Houdini.

What you can expect during your time with us:

  • Partial relocation costs for overseas applicants.
  • Flexible hours and WFH opportunities.
  • Guidance and support for your career with regular check ins and allowance for open and honest feedback and communication. 
  • Regular social and team events across a range of activities that members of the team take turns deciding on including game nights, dinners, activities and other adventures.
  • Annual internal office wide game jams.
  • Opportunities to attend local conferences and workshops as well as allowance for self-directed learning.
  • Monday baking and team birthdays (the lemon cake is a team favourite).
  • An easy to get to office, and central location.


This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking for their next challenge. We’re a passionate group of storytellers, creatives, and developers and we encourage applications of a diverse range - we’re looking at you, women, LGBTQ+ community, Maori, Pasifika, and all typically under-represented groups.


If you like the sound of this role, and the games we’re making, please apply via our Seek link: 

Please apply with your CV, Cover Letter and if applicable a Portfolio/Game Credits.