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.