Electronic Arts Inc Senior Software Engineer (C++) - Character Generation in Seattle, Washington
We are FrostbiteFrostbite 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 honored 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.The Challenge AheadWe are looking for a passionate and motivated Senior C++ Software Engineer to join our Characters team in Frostbite who are working on improving the visual quality of characters by: Developing new workflows to allow content creators to create industry-leading character visual quality within Frostbite.Pushing the boundaries of character fidelity and visual appearance by incorporating leading solutions and state-of-the-art techniques.You will report a Senior Manager Engineering.What a Characters C++ Software Engineer does at Frostbite: You will work with the Technical Lead, the Product Manager, technical artists and designers both in Frostbite and in other EA Studios to create end-to-end solutions in the Characters space.You will guide technical discussions and cover every aspect of development in your domain of expertise, from requirements and design, to prototyping and discovery, to productization, optimization, and release.Required Skills Familiarity with the following concepts, with expert technical knowledge of at least two of them, in the context of a game: BlendshapesCharacter deformation / deformersFacial animation technologiesRiggingCharacter / avatar customization systemsTechnical ability in DCC development, specifically in Maya.Some experience with compute shaders.Some experience with general techniques for character visuals.5+ years of experience in C++.Bonus skills (one or more is helpful) Knowledge of game AI, animation, physics.Experience with delivering tools and workflows at an enterprise-level to empower content creators.Experience in Agile (Scrum) project management and software development methodology.Knowledge of the end-to-end of game engine systems.#LI-NS1EA 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 for 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.