Effects Animator

Penrose Studios crafts ground-breaking immersive stories, and needs your help building a platform for this new artistic medium. We need animators to create awe-inspiring visual effects for our virtual reality experiences.  You’ll create real time effects such as fire, water, smoke, clouds, and a variety of other phenomena.


  • Build effects systems for real time animation
  • Design particle and fluid simulations to create stunning effects
  • Collaborate with graphics engineers to utilize proprietary effects systems
  • Collaborate with creative leadership to design effects elements
  • Design, implement, and maintain tools for a new VR production pipeline


  • 3+ years experience as an animator in film, commercials or game effects.
  • Strong eye for motion and lighting for effects elements
  • Knowledge of Python or other scripting languages
  • Knowledge of Houdini effects tools
  • Demo reel that demonstrates previous effects work


  • Knowledge of C++
  • Experience creating effects in Unreal Engine
  • Experience with virtual reality
  • Knowledge of real time effects techniques
  • Ability to profile and optimize effects systems
  • Knowledge of Maya, FumeFX, or other effects packages

 Penrose is based in San Francisco, and also operates remotely.