EA SPORTS is one of the most iconic brands in entertainment – connecting hundreds of millions around the world to the sports they love through a portfolio of industry-leading video games.
The EA SPORTS UFC franchise offers the electrifying spectacle and entertainment of MMA for over 20 million players across the globe. It delivers fluid and responsive mixed martial arts through inventive gameplay technology. Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, the EA SPORTS UFC team is on a mission to become the world's greatest fighting game. If you're passionate about building immersive digital entertainment, this is the role of a lifetime.
As part of our UFC studio, the Technical Art Team helps push visual boundaries and experiences for our players. We invest in future technologies, shared tooling, and production workflows. We combine creativity and imagination with technical expertise. We are a diverse group that encourages team members to bring their unique perspectives and expertise to work every day.
This is a 12-month fixed term contract with the potential to lead to a staff position.
The Technical Artist (TA) develops pipelines, workflows, and technology innovations used by content creators from our UFC team. Reporting to one of our Technical Art Directors, they partner with development teams to build shared and scalable solutions. The main areas of responsibilities include development of content production tools, pipelines, asset optimization/integration, and workflows. Additionally, this role would require ownership of UFC5 Live Service, which would include production support, maintenance of tools and coordination between partner domains using strong and timely communication. TAs are expected to assume ownership over any technical issues that arise on their projects and bring them to resolution.
You can be from an Art, Design, Mathematics, Engineering, or Computer Science background; however, you must demonstrate a comfort level in working with both art and science.
At least 3+ years of cinematic/games production experience.
A bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) in a related field.
Effective at communicating with different audiences: artists, engineers, managers.
Proficient scripting/programming in Python or C#. (C++ is a bonus, but is not required).
Experience with 2D/3D art packages such as Maya, Photoshop, Houdini.
A solutions-provider, especially as it pertains to testing and debugging technical issues.
Experience with asset optimization challenges/techniques.
A willingness to jump into the unknown and solve new problems to resolve technical challenges and limitations.
A Passion for Games!
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.
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