Lead VFX Artist

At Iron Galaxy Studios, our teams support a healthy work-life balance, promote continuous improvement, and champion a diverse people-focused culture. We encourage professionals from every heritage, lifestyle, or background to apply.

Iron Galaxy Studios is looking for a visual effects leader to create, guide, and foster an environment of high-quality visual effects. You’ll bring VFX content to life, optimize in-game effects, and manage a team on numerous projects. As a lead, we’ll call on your established experience to meet the style and standards of our many partners or in-house projects.

Iron Galaxy is an established independent video game studio that partners with some of the most respected publishers in the industry. We work on a variety of games and look for artists that are excited to shift between both Stylized and more Realistic work. If you desire a home to showcase your talents across a variety of AAA titles, this job is for you.


  • Lead a team of artists building impactful visual effects
  • Deliver performant assets within project deadlines
  • Direct the creation of high-quality effects that meet established mood and style
  • Mentor and contribute to the growth of other artists
  • Work with Lead Artist to communicate visual direction
  • Communicate and collaborate with other development disciplines
  • Work with Production to schedule and track tasks


  • Strong communication, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Keen artistic eye for detail and timing
  • Directed and led a team of artists in crafting cohesive visual effects
  • Deep expertise in visual effect rendering and technical constraints
  • Experience working with industry-standard engines and software

ABOUT US: Iron Galaxy is one of the world’s largest independent developers with over 60 shipped titles. Our people combine their talents to create amazing ports, remasters, and new IPs from the ground up. We partner with the top companies in gaming to co-develop and support AAA game creation at the highest level. See why we’ve been certified by Great Place to Work and GamesIndustry.biz.

Employee Benefits

  • 2 medical plans

    Health Insurance (HDHP & PPO)

  • Vision and dental

    Vision & Dental Insurance

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    Group & Voluntary Life Insurance + AD&D

  • Paternity leave

    Bonding & Recovery Leave

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    Holidays & Winter Break

  • Mental health days

    Mental Health Days

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    Volunteer Day

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    Birthday PTO

  • 401k savings plan

    401K+ Company Matching

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    Short & Long Term Disability

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    Health Savings Account

  • Pet insurance

    Pet Insurance

  • Commuter benefits

    Parking & Transit Benefits

  • Relocation assistance

    Relocation Assistance

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    24/7 Employee Assistance Program

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    Legal & ID Protection