Technical Artist - Terrain

Apr 02, 2024
Montréal, Canada
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

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Frostbite is EA's state-of-the-art multi-platform game development engine. Our global team empowers game creators to shape the future of gaming by developing creative engine features and outstanding tools. We are privileged to have thousands of game developers all over the world using Frostbite to create some of the most amazing games and player experiences in the industry.

What does a Technical Artist do?

As a Technical Artist, you will report to Frostbite's Technical Art Manager. You will directly contribute to and push the boundaries of the newest terrain tools and workflows that Frostbite releases to game teams. You'll help make our development process more creator-centric by serving as a link between engineers and game creators.

You Will

  • As a Technical Artist on Frostbite, you will collaborate directly with engineers, product owners and game teams to improve the tools and workflows of our terrain and procedural systems.
  • You will collaborate with the Frostbite content team to build tech demos and create documentation and training materials to help educate the Frostbite community and broadcast Frostbite's capabilities.
  • You will collaborate and advise on tools, workflows and best practices with Technical Artists and Designers across all of EA studios using Frostbite.

You Will Need

  • At least 5+ years in game development or film industry, with a focus around open world, terrain world building, TPA.
  • Experience creating terrain procedural solutions and algorithms in a game or film production environment.
  • Experience working with terrains in a game engine or in external software. (Quadspinner Gaea, world machine, world Creator, etc.)
  • Experience with terrain tool solutions and concepts from other DCC or game engines.
  • Shipped 2+ games or similar within relevant industries.

Bonus

  • Experience helping others achieve their best through game development tools
  • Experience with a diversity of content creation tools within a game engine
  • Knowledge of Lua, Python or other scripting languages
  • Comfortable engaging and building relationships with multiple teams and individuals globally
  • Experience using Maya, Substance or other DCCs
  • Experience in HLSL

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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 $93,700 - $143,700 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.

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