Senior Technical Artist - Frostbite Characters
Electronic Arts
Toronto, ON, Canada
3d ago

Remote Work Option : YesRequisition Number : 175794Date Opened : 2022-09-20

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.

What does the Frostbite team do?

Frostbite is EA’s state-of-the-art, multi-platform game development engine. We empower creators to shape the future of gaming and we achieve this by developing cutting-edge engine features and tools.

Our accomplished team from across the globe is dedicated to building creative technology and working with each other to ship amazing games.

Frostbite powers some of the most stunning games in the industry along with deep player experiences.

What We Do

The Frostbite Characters team is empowering content creators to build the highest quality characters in the most rewarding environment, on our proprietary Frostbite game engine.

The technologies we build include a new character customization system, state of the art mesh deformation technologies, and a new set of tools to produce next-gen facial rigs.

You will

  • Help develop workflows to improve the efficiency of character artists.
  • Engage in key initiatives across the company, using Frostbite tech to help individual gameteam reach business goals.
  • Work closely with Frostbite engineers and EA content creators to ensure the tools we build have high usability standards.
  • Be a leader in the technical art community at EA, helping set standards and propose ideas to the product team.
  • Help produce demo material to showcase our latest developments.
  • Your qualifications

  • 5+ years of games / cinematics production experience. You have ideally completed more than 2 AAA games / movies.
  • Experience working with rigging, character FX or lighting artists and software engineers within games or film.
  • Proficient scripting / programming in python and C#. (C++ is a bonus, but is not required).
  • Experience building content with at least one commercial (Unreal Engine, Unity) or proprietary game engine.
  • Expert knowledge of 2D and 3D art packages : Maya needed.
  • A willingness to jump into the unknown and solve new problems; the ability to think creatively to resolve technical challenges and limitations.
  • Passion for content creation!
  • Bonus

  • Experience with Houdini / Substance Designer
  • A bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a related field is desired.
  • Why join us?

  • Tackle strategic technology problems with an impact across all of EA.
  • Work on leading edge technology and create high-quality solutions.
  • Work with multiple game teams across multiple genres.
  • Work with industry leaders and other top-tier people.
  • Good work / life balance.
  • More about us here : LI-NS1


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