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As a Technical Artist for the Frostbite Quality Engineering team, you will report to the Technical Art Director of Frostbite Partner Experience. You will work with software engineers and other technical artists to ensure that our game team partners are getting production solutions of the highest quality. You will become an expert in multiple engine systems. You will create the assets required to verify their functionality and performance according to game use cases. Our team promotes a culture of learning, innovation, continuous improvement and sustainable development.

What we're looking for

You are a Technical Artist with a technical understanding of game engine pipelines and development issues. You understand the general workflows of most game systems, focused around rendering, characters, performance, asset management and world building solutions. You're comfortable working with a team of engineers to help solve complex issues that maintain the growth of real-time engine development.

You Will

  • Collaborate with game teams and other technical artists to create test assets representative of how Frostbite is used in games.

  • Work with Frostbite Quality Engineering technical leads and engineers to maintain our test assets, enabling reliable regression and performance & memory tracking.

  • Identify and upgrade game assets to latest Frostbite features as they become available.

  • Join the larger EA technical art community.

  • Identify opportunities for your own and the team's skills development.

You Will Need

  • A developer's understanding of game engine systems, and an artist's perspective on content tools and workflows.

  • 3+ years of experience with existing real-time game engine workflows (e.g. for Frostbite, Unreal, or Unity).

  • Effective at communicating with different audiences: artists, engineers, and managers.

  • Proficiency in Python and C# (C++ is a bonus but not required).

  • Experience with Digital Content Creation (DCC) tools like such as Maya, Houdini, Substance, Blender, or Photoshop.

  • Experience debugging technical issues, and documenting issues and outcomes.

BC COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these locations. If you reside outside of these locations, a recruiter will advise on the base salary range and benefits for your specific location. EA has listed the base salary ranges it in good faith expects to pay applicants for this role in the locations listed, as of the time of this posting. Salary offered will be determined based on numerous relevant business and candidate factors including, for example, education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, and business or organizational needs.

BASE SALARY RANGES

  • British Columbia (depending on location e.g. Vancouver vs. Victoria): º $77,600 - $119,000 CAN Annually

Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including vacation (3 weeks per year to start), 10 days per year of sick time, paid top-up to EI/QPIP benefits up to 100% of base salary when you welcome a new child (12 weeks for maternity, and 4 weeks for parental/adoption leave), extended health/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, disability insurance, retirement plan to regular full-time employees. Certain roles may also be eligible for bonus and equity.

About Electronic Arts

Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.

We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

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. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.