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We are Full Circle, and we're all about having fun and making great games that people want to play with their friends. As the developers of Skate™, we are set to provide an experience that embraces and builds upon everything our community found special about the previous games. We believe in creating an inclusive world inside and outside of our games for our players and our team. As a geo-diverse studio, our team members around the globe can either work from home, in the office or a hybrid of both.
"This position is open to qualified individuals anywhere in the Americas where EA operates as an employer."
We are looking for an Technical Artist to join our Skate team to help improve visual quality and improve rendering and surfacing. This is an opportunity to join us in the early stages of development. You will report to the Technical Art Director for Image Quality and work in collaboration with art direction, technical artists, engineers, and content creators on building visual targets, technology, and workflows to support the visual development of the project and meet the visual goals set by Art Direction.
Implement shaders and material pipelines to cover the needs of the content teams.
Directly support content teams with trouble shooting or use of visual features
Work with Technical Artists, Content Creators, as well as Rendering and Tools Engineers to define best practices, guidelines, and solutions for achieving visual targets while meeting performance and budget requirements.
Stay current with, and exhibit a high degree of technical knowledge about current state-of-the-industry rendering and lighting techniques, content workflows, tools and pipelines.
Attend planning and team meetings; Build user stories and create time estimates for project planning.
Be able to assisting in profiling, optimization and support for content creators.
Please note that you do not need to qualify for all requirements to be considered. We encourage you to apply if you can meet most of the requirements and are comfortable opening a dialog to be considered.
5+ Years Experience as a Technical Artist working on Image Quality, Shaders & Materials, Lighting, Post FX, Rendering, Performance, and Pipelines.
Experience leading or driving visual features, pipeline or workflows on at least 1-2 shipped console/PC titles.
Experience with Shaders, Lighting, and Rendering systems.
Work with Content Creators, Technical Artists, and Rendering Engineers to build visual targets.
Experience with shader architecture and material libraries for products and the supporting workflows and pipelines.
Work with external partners, teams, engine developers to co-develop tools and technology.
Work together with Tools and Rendering SEs to guide technology and tool development.
Understanding of real-time game content and the requirements for these to be efficient and high quality.
Proficient in shader authoring and languages such as HLSL or graph based editing.
Direct experience with one or more of: creating or polishing surfacing assets, implementing or tuning lighting or prototyping and implementing rendering features.
Some experience in sculpting, modeling, rigging and animation and understanding of the related workflows is also valuable.
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