Full job description
Ridgeline Games is focused on building rich narrative campaigns with memorable characters and powerful experiences, all in the Battlefield universe. We are building a new studio in the Seattle area composed of leaders and talent with a vast array of AAA game dev experience. Our diverse team, who have a voice in making great games together, are passionate about telling new stories and taking players on incredible adventures.
Role Overview: Reporting to the Lead Technical Artist you are the bridge between our content creators and our game technology. You will push the visual quality through creative solutions that improve our pipelines, in engine and performance profiling.
You will work with animators and engineers to profile, diagnose, and pinpoint game performance and memory usage issues
Work with animators to diagnose problems related to content creation and develop solutions with attention to how the tools are being used
Manage assets and character rigs for real-time rendering at the highest fidelity and framerate
Help develop and maintain technical animation content pipelines from DCC to Engine
Assist animators and artists with the technical setup of assets in Engine and ensure that technical requirements are met
Setup character dynamics and simulation such as hair and cloth
3+ years experience delivering high-quality visuals while following memory and performance targets in the video game industry
Knowledge of current and next-gen art techniques as well as fundamental art principles
Proficiency in Motionbuilder or Maya
Experience building tools in DCC with a focus on usability and delivering tools on spec to the artists needs
Experience of animation systems and setting up content for runtime animation
Experience with common scripting languages like Python and C#
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US COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these states. 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
- California (depending on location e.g. Los Angeles vs. Sacramento):
º $95,450 – $141,800
- New York (depending on location e.g. Manhattan vs. Buffalo):
º $89,200 – $141,800
- Jersey City, NJ:
º $105,250 – $141,800
- Colorado (depending on location e.g. Denver vs. Colorado Springs):
º $89,200 – $118,550
- Washington (depending on location e.g. Seattle vs. Spokane):
º $89,200 – $130,750
Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including paid time off (3 weeks per year to start), 80 hours per year of sick time, 16 paid company holidays per year, 10 weeks paid time off to bond with baby, medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, and 401(k) to regular full-time employees. Certain roles may also be eligible for bonus and equity.
We are a global team of creators, storytellers, technologists, experience originators, innovators and so much more. We believe amazing games and experiences start with teams as diverse as the players and communities we serve. At Electronic Arts, the only limit is your imagination.