FX Director

As the FX Director at Arrowhead, you will be a high level contributor to the studios current AAA console title being developed as well as the future direction of effects work at the studio
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Each team member at Arrowhead is passionate about making a kickass effort in order to create great games

As our Effects Director you will help lead the effects development and style for our current AAA-game project as well as for future titles to come.

You will be responsible for leading our FX team consisting of VFX developers and Audio designers. In close collaboration with the Game Director, you will be responsible for communicating the vision of the game experience to the team, and translating it into an immersive gaming experience.

Each team member at Arrowhead is passionate about making a kickass effort in order to create great games. To achieve this we believe it is important to have dedicated, friendly and helpful people around you. We offer a driven and creative environment where small cross-disciplinary teams work tightly together to provide next generation game play experiences.

Your contribution

  • Owner and champion of visual effects quality.
  • Owner and champion of audio effects quality.
  • Responsibility for camera shakes and force feedback.
  • Develop the game vision together with other Creative Directors.
  • Executing on game vision and ensuring it lives up to evolving AAA console standards.
  • Leadership of a cross discipline development team.
  • Breaking down milestone goals in to actionable deliveries. 
  • Communication with external parties.
  • Coaching developers in prioritizing tasks and goals.

Our requirements

  • Minimum of 10 years experience from game development, either professionally or in hobby projects.
  • Ability to practically demonstrate audio and visual FX goals.
  • Excellent overall understanding of how games are developed.
  • Firm grasp of both audio and visual artistic fields.
  • A honed feel for details and quality, weight and timing.
  • Excellent sense for audio design.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Good collaboration and communication skills with a cooperative attitude.
  • Good English communication skills (verbal and written).

More about you

For this position it is important that you have a deep desire to make something truly great. Games are a passion for you and learning new skills only mean that you have more tools at your disposal to attain the high level of quality you set for yourself. 

Every developer at Arrowhead puts in a kickass effort and our FX Director would be no exception. Being kickass and hardworking at Arrowhead means being able to handle deadlines and taking personal responsibility to finish tasks in a timely manner. 

Having an agile mindset will also be necessary as priorities will change with iteration on the project. Together with your coworkers we hope you enjoy collaborating with other teams in your daily work and of course enjoy a good break and chat after a hard days work. 

Bonus qualifications

  • Experience developing hobby projects or a history of modding is great.
  • Experience of Team leadership is plus.
  • Any experience of outsourcing is a significant bonus.

Practical information

Scope: Full-time, 40 hours per week and permanent employment at the studio.

Location: Stockholm

If you think that this position matches your background and skills, we would love to hear from you. We ask that your application always include relevant work samples or a link to your portfolio.

In your application, please focus on why your skills and experiences would be great for this role and why you would like to join Arrowhead Game Studios. We interview candidates continuously and hire when we find a good fit, so it is recommended you apply as soon as possible.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


Hammarby kaj 10d
120 32 Stockholm Directions contact@arrowheadgs.com +46 702-83 00 33 View page

Perks & Benefits

At Arrowhead we aim to give people a high level of freedom with emphasis on autonomy. Everyone receives generous perks, such as 30 days paid vacation, several health benefits, insurances, and company savings for your retirement fund.

We also have recurring company outings and events such as movie nights, game competitions and activities like paintball.

  • Flexibility and generous vacation

    With core working hours between 10:00–15:00 you are free to plan your week according to what suits you best.
    You are also entitled to six weeks paid vacation each year.

  • Pension fund and insurances

    You can feel safe with a full life- and occupational injury insurance as well as guaranteed quick access to health specialists. An additional monthly saving is added to your retirement fund.

  • Health & wellness

    Massage at the office every other week,
    a weekly wellness activity hour and yearly wellness allowance. Once a year we also offer health care checkups with the possibility to track your changes and progress.

Working at Arrowhead

Arrowhead is primarily interested in long term jobs and employment. We are not a project-based studio and prefer to have full-time employees. We feel that this contributes to a better work environment, a feeling of stability and builds stronger internal relationships.

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