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Principal Technical Artist, Shaders & Materials (Star Wars FPS)

Multiple Locations: Los Angeles, CA, USA • Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Requisition Number: 175037

Position Title: Senior Technical Artist 2

External Description:

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 LegendsTitanfallTitanfall 2Star 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 are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable Principal Technical Artist to join our Star Wars FPS team. Reporting to the Technical Art Director, the Principal Technical Artist will drive the functionality and quality of our materials and help develop other crucial visual systems. You have in-depth knowledge and experience creating efficient yet feature-rich material authoring of all types in Unreal. You will have a broad reach and touch many departments, different types of content, and will play an important role in the quality of our product. We are picturing someone with demonstrable technical capabilities who can embrace our game development philosophy and share their hard-earned expertise to create an incredible experience for our players.

What you'll do...

  • Own materials for environments, characters, and weapons for the project.
  • Maintain performance, bugs, usability, and documentation.
  • Train and mentor other artists and technical artists.
  • Collaborate with other departments to design and implement systems that drive dynamic visual feedback.
  • Establish best practices, quality bar, pipelines, and documentation for the department.
  • Troubleshoot and prioritize artist issues with tools and art creation workflow.
  • Work with engineers, artists, and designers to address game performance and memory usage issues.
  • Advocate for the department's goal and needs. Remove roadblocks, raise red flags, etc.
  • Always raise the quality bar, develop new solutions, and improve processes.

Ideally, you will have...

  • 9+ years of games industry experience as a technical artist. Prior experience in a high-level role on a AAA game team and at least one AAA shipped title is highly desirable.
  • A high level of experience in Unreal 4 and/or 5.
  • In-depth expertise on relevant 3D and 2D software packages (such as Houdini, Maya, Substance, etc.)
  • Portfolio that shows relevant tech art experience in games (tools, pipelines, etc.)
  • Strong scripting experience in Python, VEX, HLSL or others.
  • Strong understanding of pipelines and how to design and optimize them.
  • Ability to own a challenging issue and find practical solutions.
  • Strong understanding of game engines and art integration as well as corresponding technical restraints.
  • Experience addressing game performance and optimization, ideally in Unreal.
  • Ability to both receive and deliver constructive criticism.
  • Ability to inspire positivity within their team and trust with other departments.
  • Empathy for addressing the problems of others, respect for others' time.
  • Passion for making and playing games.

If this opportunity sounds like a great fit for you, please submit your resume and portfolio and we will get back to you once we have reviewed.

In addition to opportunities for creative impact and professional growth which come with being member of our team, working at Respawn has many other perks and benefits! Learn more at respawn.com/perks.

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Electronic Arts is the leading interactive entertainment company, powered by innovative technology. We create incredible experiences for millions of players around the world. But what matters most is our people who inspire us, and the world, to play. As we bring new forms of entertainment to people around the world, we need creative, collaborative, diverse and adaptable people to keep making Electronic Arts better.

EEOText: About EA 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.

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About EA

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.

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