Technical Artist Co-op

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How to apply: 

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 Please indicate clearly whether you are available for a 4 month, 8 month, 12 month or 16 month term.  Most positions are 4 or 8 months depending on your availability, but we do consider longer co-op terms.

 To apply you must have the legal right to work in Canada – copies of work permits may be requested for those that are not Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents

Opportunity Description + Organization Information: 

Team: EA Studios - Content

Location:  Vancouver


  • Work with Artists to create best practices, and use them to optimize workflow
  • Communicate and work closely with Programmers to develop new features
  • Research and help implement new ways to identify and optimize content and development
  • Author and maintain scripts to be used by artists in our content creation applications
  • Streamline workflow by proactively finding solutions and by working with production
  • Help bring research and prototype to bring your coworkers ideas to life
  • Trouble shooting production issues related to Qube, python scripts or Shotgun processes


Required Skills

  • Expert knowledge of or Maya, Motion Builder, Photoshop and game engines
  • Able to collaborate and work well with teams from various disciplines
  • Take charge in optimization of content development processes, while maintaining visual fidelity
  • Problem-solve and provide a clear solution to complicated issues
  • Ability to think out-of-the-box to overcome technical challenges
  • Motivated, self-driven and enthusiasm to their craft
  • Working knowledge of MEL Script and Python


Desired Skills

  • Experience working with Vicons Blade software and HSL scripting
  • Experience working with PipelineFX Qube and Autodesks Shotgun
  • Experience working with Unreal Engine or Unity content workflows
  • Understanding of Timecode



About EA  

It’s not easy building the world’s best digital playground. It’s hair-standing-up-on-end-exhilarating. It’s down-in-the-trenches-challenging. Its stroke-of-brilliance-at-midnight creative. It’s you—taking risks, challenging yourself, pursuing ideas, changing the way millions of people do something they love: Play. We’re EA—we’ve been making games for decades but you wouldn’t know that walking through our studios. We’re still buzzing with the same innovative spirit we began with, though we’ve learned enough to earn our rank as a leading developer, publisher and distributor of the world’s best games. What began as a small group of people determined to “put real life in a box” has become an 8,000-people strong, worldwide organization delivering on that very dream. If you’ve played The Sims lately, you know exactly what we mean. And if you’ve played Battlefield 1, maybe you’d say that we’ve done real life one better.

Whether you’re building Springfield on your mobile or your palms are sweaty from clutching your controller during intense games of FIFA 17, chances are you’ve played an EA game. And if you haven’t, well, what are you waiting for? In an industry that’s changing every day—whether it’s through new social channels, advancing technology, new audiences or unique opportunities for monetization—EA is positioned for growth thanks to smart business plans, strategic acquisitions, and most importantly, our creative people around the world who gather each day to unite the world through play. We take that last part very seriously, so if what you’re reading excites you as much as it does us, we invite you to get to know us better. 



Monday, January 15, 2018 (All day)