Full Time Job

Technical Artist

Electronic Arts

Remote / Virtual 06-22-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Electronic Arts' Firemonkeys Studio in Melbourne is regarded throughout the industry as a leader in delivering high-quality, engaging games on iOS and Android. We release new meaningful updates on a regular basis for our live service mobile games such as Real Racing 3, The Sims FreePlay, Need for Speed, and The Sims Mobile

We are looking for a dedicated Technical Artist to join us in developing AAA mobile games. You will work with other creative developers and report to a lead engineer.

Key Responsibilities
• The Technical Artist (TA) acts as a bridge between the artists and engineers. They are considered part of the art team and work closely with artists, project managers, SEs and the Technical Art team
• Responsibilities include art production workflows, tools, pipelines, asset optimization/integration and shader development. They are expected to assume ownership over any technical issues that arise on their project and bring them to resolution. This often includes delegating to/mentoring more junior staff on the team
• Technical Artists will proactively design and develop new tools for artists and strive to improve efficiency. They will assist artists with technical issues, tools and best practices

Your Qualifications
• Approximately 2 years of cinematic/games production experience. You have completed more than 1 AAA game/movie. A bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a related field is desired
• 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
• Proficient scripting/programming in Python, MaxScript and C# (C++ is a bonus, but is not required)
• Knowledge of various DCC packages: Maya, 3ds max, Photoshop - Bonus points for Houdini, Substance Designer
• Debugging and problem solving in 3d production environments
• Experience with asset optimization challenges/techniques
• A passion for games!

What's in it for you?

We want EA to be the ultimate destination to make great content and experiences. Everything we're doing here is about creating a culture, environment, and company where you can do the best work of your career – so there's that. There's also:
• A health allowance, to cover the cost of private health insurance for you and your family
• Life and salary continuance insurance
• An employee assistance program, including coaching and therapy sessions to support your wellbeing
• An inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents and carers
• 17.5% annual leave loading – yes, we'll pay you extra to take a break!
• Bonus end of year leave days – time off between Christmas and New Years, no annual leave necessary
• Volunteer leave and charitable donation matching
• A fitness reimbursement program – $$ to go towards your fitness expenses (memberships and at home equipment)
• Free EA games, of course!

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-ro9444-44-192-65-228-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. EA develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers.