JOB TITLE:  Lead Graphics Programmer (UE4)    

FUNCTION: Engineering/Management


What We Need:

 
Firaxis Games is seeking a talented and inspired graphics programmer to join its team. The ideal candidate would have experience in real-time graphics fields and several shipped games.  If robust HDR display support, advanced screen-space reflections, ambient occlusion, volumetric fog and virtual texturing excite you, please apply now.


What You Will Do:

  • Contribute significantly to the visual fidelity and efficient rendering of our cross-platform title
  • Extend current graphics-related systems and tools to fit requirements of our game
  • Maintain a good knowledge of the engine and tools pipeline to facilitate communication and enable identification of issues pertaining to the production or use of the graphics pipeline.
  • Clearly communicate updates and concerns to their manager.
  • Actively maintain skill-set and knowledge base by keeping track of the latest innovations from the industry
  • Mentor and assist graphics engineering team from problem solving to task estimation.

 

Who We Think Will Be A Great Fit:

  • Strong C++ programming and debugging experience
  • Excellent 3D math skills
  • Self-motivated and passionate about computer graphics
  • Thorough understanding of basic graphics techniques such as lighting, shadow mapping, light mapping, anti-aliasing, skinning, etc.
  • Knowledge of shading languages such as HLSL, GLSL or Metal Shading Language
  • Capable of conveying a range of complex technical issues to both programmers and other less technical team members
  • Understanding of complex relationship between written code and its execution on underlying hardware
  • 5+ years industry experience
  • Ability to optimize code (memory/speed) to maximize the capabilities of each platform including multi-threading.
  • Ability to profile and optimize GPU code
  • In-depth knowledge of, and ability to improve upon, modern rendering techniques
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4
  • Experience with current console systems a plus

 

 

 

Who We Are:

 

MAKE LIFE EPIC

Founded in 1996, Firaxis Games is a world-renowned game development studio with an unwavering mission to “build games that stand the test of time”. The name Firaxis, a fusion of “fiery” and “axis,” communicates the company’s dynamic development process that results in the creation of ground breaking titles with unparalleled gameplay delivered to gamers around the world. Under the creative direction of industry legend Sid Meier, Firaxis has released dozens of hit games on multiple platforms and is recognized as an industry leader in game development.

 

CORE VALUES

GAMEPLAY FIRST

Let gameplay drive decision making

BE ACCOUNTABLE

Deliver great work for the studio, the team & yourself

PEOPLE FOCUSED

Maintain an environment where people are happy

EMBRACE ENTHUSIASM

Find opportunities to contribute and collaborate

WORK SMART

Put effort where it pays off the most

 

STUDIO LEGACY:

Named World’s #1 Developer of the Year by Game Informer Magazine in 2012, Firaxis is very proud of its legacy of developing award winning titles. We have won multiple BAFTAs, D.I.C.E Awards, Game of the Year titles, and category awards (from “Best Strategy Game” to “Best PC Game”) across our products.

Additionally, our company was also featured in SmartCEO’s “Best-Run Book” for company culture and praised for a focus on “family, fun and flexibility.” Firaxis was also named a finalist in SmartCEO’s Healthiest Company Awards for 2016.

 

Firaxis Games prides itself on maintaining a quality of life inside and outside the studio – when our team members are happy and healthy, creativity can flourish. We offer boot camp fitness and yoga classes at the office, a free gym with shower, regularly catered lunches and breakfasts, biweekly Friday Happy Hours, company events and parties, and a “FunZone” complete with billiards, foosball, video games, and tabletop gaming space. We are also a philanthropic studio and offer employees the chance to volunteer with local charities and nonprofits throughout the year.

 

Fulltime employees can also take advantage of Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, 401K retirement savings, a wellbeing initiative with the opportunity to earn cash rewards, an Employee Assistance Program, and paid time off and paid holidays.

 

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