BioWare: Shader Artist

Location: Edmonton, Alberta CA

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Requisition Number: 156551

Position Title: Environment Artist 2

External Description:

Shader Artist

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, and tablets.

At BioWare, our mission is to create worlds of adventure, conflict, and companionship that inspire you to become the hero of your story.  Our teams drive innovation using cutting-edge tech and tools such as the Frostbite engine and collaborate with thousands of world-class developers across EA’s network of studios.  We are passionate about games and their potential as a creative medium to reach and inspire people through emotion, artistry, and engaging storytelling.  If you share this passion, this is an amazing opportunity to help shape the next generation of gaming.

As a Shader Artist at BioWare, you will work with other artists to develop industry-leading visuals using the Frostbite engine.  Shader artists at BioWare research, conceptualize and author shaders and materials.  Shader artists take ownership of the surfaces and materials in the game while establishing and enforcing standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Character shaders: Author shaders for skin, eyes, hair, clothing, armor, weapons, and customization materials.
  • Environment shaders: Author shaders for terrain and associated scatter meshes, vegetation, water, decals, architecture, and props.
  • Ownership and enforcement of standards with regards to material authoring and shader construction.
  • Ownership of debug and validation tools for materials.
  • Ownership of shader performance across the title.

Who You Are:

  • 3+ years experience in the game industry (or demonstrated equivalent shader authoring ability).
  • Intermediate or Senior level.
  • Experience with real-time, node-based shader editors in modern game engines.
  • Experience in Photoshop (required), Substance (preferred). Houdini experience an advantage.
  • Ability to view visual reference of a material, deconstruct it, and re-create it in a real-time game engine.
  • Strong understanding of modern rendering techniques.
  • Ability to focus and keep content relevant to the current project’s art style and work within those limitations.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.

The opportunity to work and learn from a world-class games studio making world-class games. We are a culture that thrives off creativity and individuality. At EA, we live the “work hard/play hard” credo every day.

More about our locations: 

http://careers.ea.com/our-locations/austin

https://www.ea.com/careers/careers-overview/edmonton

Katie Bieber:   kbieber@ea.com

EA is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

EEOText: EA is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

Date Opened: 2019-07-15 16:48:40.707

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EA is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status or veteran status. We will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law.

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