Graphics Software Engineer

Electronic Arts   •  

Orlando, FL

Less than 5 years

Posted 212 days ago

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Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

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What a Graphics Engineer does at EA:

The Graphics Engineer has a very broad view of the game’s rendering codebase, and works daily on implementing features that can involve numerous aspects of the graphics and visual domain.

  • Develop, design, modify, and optimize graphic and related rendering systems for the Madden Franchise
  • Responsible for profiling as well as optimization of rendering, lighting and shading components of a game engine
  • Responsible for programming the core rendering tool, feature, and  graphical engine components of  game engine
  • Works with designers, animators, artists and other engineers on the implementation of new rendering and animation features
  • Debugs and improve gameplay infrastructure, tools and processes.
  • Participates in code reviews.
  • Maintains high code quality standards throughout the development cycle.


What does EA look for?

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent training and professional experience
  • 3+ years C++ programming experience
  • Expertise in a few of the following areas: shaders (HLSL, GLSL, CGFX), animation, skinning, lighting, special effects, particle systems, art pipelines, tool development and game engine architecture
  • Strong experience with multithreading and Object Oriented Programming
  • Understanding of memory management, multiple processor use, and runtime optimization.
  • Strong Debugging skills
  • Knowledge of art related tools to include Photoshop, 3DS Max, Maya, ZBrush, etc is a plus
  • Experience working with data driven systems.
  • Understanding of GPU and CPU architectures and optimization thereof
  • Experience with scripting languages (Perl, Python, Lua) and C# is a plus
  • Experience with Perforce is a plus
  • Console programming experience (specifically dealing with memory and performance in a fixed resources system) is desired.
  • Requisition Number:115449