Opened 12 days ago Remote Job

Lead FX Artist

Mob Entertainment is a startup multimedia studio that is best known for our hit indie horror game "Poppy Playtime".  Poppy Playtime is one of hottest new properties in gaming, and our team is naturally expanding as our ambition expands.  To give a taste of our brand's popularity, Poppy Playtime was the #2 most searched term on YouTube in the last 12 months in the U.S. (only behind a recent Disney film), and Poppy Playtime has over 5 billion views on TikTok.

We are currently looking for an experienced VFX lead with a passion for mentorship and team development.  This role will support multiple projects including our signature game “Poppy Playtime”.

Reporting to the Art Director you manage a diverse team of VFX artists and play a meaningful role as we concept and kick off pre-production. You'll guide the studio toward crafting specialized real-time effects for environments, characters, and assets to help us create a truly compelling experience.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience creating high-fidelity and optimized visuals in games, possess a solid understanding of Unreal Engine, and is deeply creative with a great sense of what makes VFX fun, immersive and engaging.  You put the player first.

What You'll Do:

  • Craft high-quality and performant real-time visual effects.

  • Assist the art director in establishing and maintaining visual effect styles and assembly guidelines.

  • Collaborate with art, lighting, design, sound, animation, and production to bring levels and features to life.

  • Hire, lead, and mentor a group of VFX artists to further their skills and cohesion as a team.

  • Help to improve technical pipelines and VFX creation techniques/tools.

What You Bring:

  • 6+ yrs experience 

  • Experience leading a team and mentoring artists.

  • Experience working within Unreal and it’s VFX systems. E.G. Niagra.

  • Proven track record to build compelling and gameplay effective real-time VFX.

  • Experience working with other modern tools and technologies. E.G. EmberGen, Houdini, Substance

  • Experience with giving and receiving feedback.

  • Effective time management and task planning skills.

  • Passion for making and playing games.

  • Enthusiastic, positive, team-oriented; must have the ability to interact and collaborate with all departments and teams.

  • Self-sufficient and self-motivated, can perform duties with little oversight.


Mob Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, family or parental status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. All employment decisions are based on a person’s merit, business needs, and role requirements. If you require further accommodations or have questions regarding accessibility of our roles, please reach out to

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