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Technical Artist - Environment - Maxis

Location: Redwood City, CA, USA

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Requisition Number: 175096

Position Title: Technical Artist 2

External Description:

Welcome to Maxis, home to tinkerers, craftspeople, & storytellers. Our drive is to inspire everyone to make a better world through creative play. As the developer of the Sims, we create games and experiences for millions of people around the world and are always looking for new ways to inspire our players. Maxis is a place where you can do what you love and help others grow while doing it; a place where your unique voice can be heard and seen. We put creativity and inclusivity at the core of our work and don't settle for seeing the world only as it is, but strive to build a world as it could be. Read on to see how you can join our team and dream big.

Maxis is looking for a Technical Artist. We have projects in both production and pre production phases, and we are looking for talented teammates to collaborate with to bring our new characters & worlds to life. If you are passionate about bringing the latest trends in technology to bear against your craft, and collaborating with others to develop best in class experiences for new and existing IPs … come join our team.

 

Location: Remote North America - open to most North America locations

Reporting To: Senior Technical Art Director

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Collaborate with Technical Artists, Engineers, and Environment Artists to develop industry leading content pipelines.
  • Work with technical art leads to develop procedural content pipelines for Unreal Engine, Houdini, and Substance, empowering world building and object artists to craft best in class content.
  • Work with TDs and TADs to develop content performance plans, profile performance, monitor asset budgets, and provide performance guidance, based on established metrics and reporting methods.
  • Develop and maintain pipelines supporting large libraries of game art content in live service ecosystems.
  • Use commercial and proprietary software to create high-quality 3D art prototypes as proof of concept for project functional and aesthetic goals.
  • Support artists troubleshooting level construction and world production roadblocks.
  • Collaborate with Technical Art partners across EA to develop and share pipelines and best practices.
  • Understand the requirements and constraints of game design, engine, and platform.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 

Qualifications and Skills

  • 3+ years professional experience working as a Technical Artist in real-time engines such as Unity and Unreal Game Engine.
  • Experience with Level/Scene management and optimization.
  • Proficiency with Maya and modern DCC applications.
  • Proficiency in Python, particularly for scripting in Maya and DCC applications.
  • Experience writing tools to aid environment, object, or animation artist workflows.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively across multiple disciplines to achieve team technical objectives.
  • Ability to create solid documentation and training material.
  • Experience in Perforce or other version control software.
  • Experience with Shotgun, Jira or other bug tracking and project management software.

 

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience with Houdini workflows, VEX, HDAs, and Houdini Engine for Unreal.
  • Experience with Unreal Blueprint and/or asset scripting.
  • Experience with Unreal Lighting, Post, and Niagara Visual Effects systems.
  • Experience with Unreal Materials & PBR fundamentals.
  • Skills in Substance Designer & Painter workflows.
  • Experience developing for iOS/Android.
  • Experience developing for console hardware (XB1/XBX/PS4/PS5).
  • Background in photography, painting, sculpting, concept art, or animation.

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Community / Marketing Title: Technical Artist - Environment - Maxis

Company Profile:

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.

Date Opened: 2022-09-17 05:15:38.887

EEO Employer Verbiage:

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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