Senior Technical Artist (Apex Legends)
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Requisition Number: 166302
Position Title: Senior Technical Artist
Founded in 2010 by the original creators of the Call of Duty Franchise, Respawn was created with the philosophy that when talented people have creative freedom, they'll make extraordinary games that achieve the unexpected. From our roots as an indie studio to joining the expansive roster of studios at Electronic Arts, this remains our guiding principle. We truly love what we do and want to share our passion with players worldwide. Our shipped titles include critically acclaimed multi-platform games Apex Legends, Titanfall, Titanfall 2, Star Wars™ Jedi: Fallen Order and Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond. Join us for the opportunity to create groundbreaking games with some of the best developer talent in the industry.
You can learn more about our studio and values at respawn.com/studio.
We're looking for an experienced Senior Technical Artist to join the Apex Legends team. We're picturing someone who will embrace our philosophy and share their hard earned expertise to collaborate with Art Direction and Creative Leads to help develop tools and support the team in creating this fast and immersive game. You are passionate about Technical art, problem-solving and experienced in workflow, tools and performance.
The Senior Technical Artist (Sr TA) acts as a bridge between our artists, animators, project managers and software engineers. The main areas of responsibilities include art production workflows, rigging, tools & pipelines, asset optimization & integration, artist support and shader development. Senior TAs are expected to assume ownership over any technical issues that arise on the project and bring them to resolution. This often includes delegating to / mentoring more junior staff on the team. You can be from an Art, Design, Mathematics, Engineering, or Computer Science background; but you must demonstrate a comfort level in working with both art and science. Senior Technical Artists report to the Lead Technical Artists.
- At least 6+ years of cinematic/games production experience, and have completed more than 3 AAA games/movies.
- A bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a related field is desirable.
- Effective at communicating with different audiences: artists, engineers, managers.
- Proficient scripting/programming in python and C#. (C++ is a bonus, but is not required).
- Expert knowledge of 2D and 3D art packages: Photoshop/Maya required. Houdini/Substance Designer is a bonus.
- A solutions-provider, particularly as it pertains to testing and debugging technical issues.
- Enjoy helping staff across the team in technical issues.
- Experience with asset optimization challenges/techniques.
- Experience in a live service environment.
- A willingness to jump into the unknown and solve new problems. Thinks creatively to resolve technical challenges and limitations.
- A Passion for Games!
Community / Marketing Title: Senior Technical Artist (Apex Legends)
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.
Date Opened: 2021-06-04 16:43:10.58
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We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers.
We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more.
Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game.
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.