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.
Extensive experience as a seasoned VFX Artist contributing to all phases of game production on a AAA title
Experience creating advanced real-time visual effects in Maya through use of particles, static and animated textures, lights, post processing, materials, meshes, and shaders
Experience developing visual language across an ecosystem of effects
Experience with in engine lighting, post effects, and physically based shading models
Experience with physics-based animation, impact interactions, destruction, and water
Expert experience creating 3D assets, materials, and hand painted textures in other packages (e.g. Photoshop, After Effects)
Excellent technical comprehension in relation to visual scripting environments such as Unreal Engine’s Niagara & Blueprints, Unity's VFX Graph
Experience using GPU profiling tools such as PIX or GPAD
Excellent working knowledge of creating shaders within a Unity or Unreal shader graph
Experience with Maya Bifrost, and FumeFX
Effective decision making defining and setting priorities for self or others
Oral and written communication, keeping project stakeholders informed on project status and risks while collaborating with multidisciplinary groups such as: Design, Production, Engineering, Art, Modeling, Animation, and Audio
A mindset that focuses on quality, collaboration, innovation, and accountability
Your Key Responsibilities:
Creating stylized interpretations of real-world visual effects within the confines of real-time engine memory and performance constraints
Collaborating with VFX, Direction, and other cross-discipline partners to achieve the project's aesthetic vision
Owning the design and technical implementation of VFX from ideation through the testing and bug fixing
Contributing creative solutions to technical challenges
Inspiring others through knowledge sharing and documentation
Tracking and oversight of VFX asset hook up
Estimating content to ensure VFX is able to meet production deadlines
Experience with cloth & hair sim
Experience with Houdini and Substance Painter
Proficient in scripting/programming languages such as (Python, MEL, C#, C++)
We are proud of the great perks we offer like comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, tuition reimbursement, 401k with company match, ESPP stock plan, relocation benefits and, of course, free video games. And since we realize it takes outstanding people to make outstanding games, we offer great compensation packages and a culture that is powered by creativity and individuality.
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.