Senior Technical Artist

Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

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Requisition Number: 164183

Position Title: Senior Technical Artist

External Description:

Ripple Effect, an evolution of Battlefield's DICE LA, is a Los Angeles-based game studio on a mission to build community-first experiences through continuous innovation and boundary breaking technology.
 
Our Mission: We are on a journey to build community-first experiences through continuous innovation and boundary breaking technology.
 
Our Ethos: We value how ideas take shape - in a conversation, a prototype, a dream. Inspiration flows through our studio, homes, and minds. With one drop of inspiration, the idea begins to spread and the smallest idea quickly grows to something bigger than us. That's by design. As with our games, we are advancing the industry - one idea at a time. We are Ripple Effect.
 
Our Values:
  • Community first
  • Excellence through iteration
  • Quality in our craft
  • Bold risk taking
  • Honesty & transparency
  • Creative diversity

We are seeking a Senior Technical Artist who is eager to join us in our drive to push visual quality to the next level.

Responsibilities:

As a Senior Technical Artist, your goal is to push the visual quality and performance of our AAA game. This is accomplished by enabling artists achieve their best possible results in the Frostbite Engine. We are looking for expertise in performance monitoring, optimization, and shader creation. You will also be responsible for providing support, problem solving and creating innovative solutions.

  • Work closely with artists and engineers to pinpoint and fix game performance and memory usage issues.
  • Brainstorm, R&D, and help implement multiple project pipelines and toolsets.
  • Diagnose problems related to asset and level creation and support the art and design teams.
  • Lighting systems
  • Shaders
  • Art assets
  • Visual scripting
  • Evaluate and improve game textures for PBR correctness.
  • Build and maintain node-based shaders in Frostbite.
  • Support in content creation when needed.

Qualifications:

  • Solid experience with what it takes to deliver high-quality visuals while following memory and performance targets.
  • Experience profiling performance and memory within game engines.
  • Solid knowledge of current and next-gen art techniques, and fundamental art principles.
  • Solid experience with physically based rendering.
  • Extensive previous game engine experience (Unity, Unreal, Frostbite).
  • Self-motivated, structured, proactive, and detailed oriented.
  • Relentless drive to find solutions

Bonus skills:

  • Knowledge and experience with common scripting languages like Python and C#.
  • Experience writing shaders in HLSL.
  • Experience with procedural content creation software like Houdini and Substance Suite

Benefits:

We are proud of the great perks we offer like comprehensive health and benefit packages, tuition reimbursement, 401k with company match and, of course, free video games. And since we realize it takes extraordinary people to make world-class games, we offer great compensation packages and a culture that is powered by creativity and individuality.

Next Steps

As part of the application process we might ask you to perform a practical work exercise. Apply online with a combined resume and portfolio.

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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: About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts 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. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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About EA

At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. 

We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! 

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