Lead Graphics Engineer

Job Locations US-TX-Austin
Job ID
2023-2919
Category
Engineering/Programming
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Arkane Austin is looking for a Lead Graphics Engineer to join us and lead a team of talented engineers in developing AAA games for PC and console systems.

 

Our emergent gameplay style and immersive simulation values lead to interesting challenges. As a Lead Graphics Engineer, you will be helping to guide the technical vision and core game technology to solve these challenges and support the development team.

 

The preferred location for this role is Austin, TX. Will consider remote.

Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of engineers and collaborate with developers in surrounding disciplines to architect, build and maintain long-lived, architecturally sound graphics features and pipelines
  • Design and help implement solutions that support both production and runtime requirements
  • Work with external partners to integrate emerging technologies
  • Integrate new technologies into the pipeline
  • Execute memory and performance optimizations
  • Provide support and training to co-developers and users
  • Document workflows and advocate best practices

Qualifications

  • 5+ years game industry programming experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • At least one AAA title shipped as a contributing graphics engineer
  • Strong knowledge of C++, graphics engine & shader programming models & dedicated languages such as HLSL
  • Experience on current generation console hardware
  • Familiarity with global lighting methods, dynamic lighting, shadow rendering and similar concepts
  • Excellent 3D math skills
  • Solid architecture and software design ability
  • Passion for graphics programming and staying on top of current techniques
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to write clear, maintainable, portable code
  • Must be a self-motivated and energetic team player with a very strong work ethic and cooperative attitude

Salary Range

Lead Graphics Engineer - The typical base pay range for this position at the start of employment is expected to be between $125,000 - $240,000 per year.

           

ZeniMax has different base pay ranges for different work locations within the United States, which allows us to pay employees competitively and consistently in different geographic markets. The range above reflects the potential base pay across the U.S. for this role; the applicable base pay range will depend on what ultimately is determined to be the candidate’s primary work location. Individual base pay depends on various factors, in addition to primary work location, such as complexity and responsibility of role, job duties/requirements, and relevant experience and skills. Base pay ranges are reviewed and typically updated each year. Offers are made within the base pay range applicable at the time.

 

At ZeniMax certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, such as merit increases and discretionary bonuses. These awards are allocated based on individual performance and are not guaranteed. Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of employment with ZeniMax and the country work location. U.S.-based employees have access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid vacation time, paid sick and mental health time, and several paid holidays, among others.

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