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Graphics Programmer


Arkane Studios


Lyon, France


Programming and Development





Permanent | Full Time


Division:  | Department:  | Location: Lyon , FR

To expand its programming team and strengthen its internal technology, Arkane studios is seeking talented Graphic Programmers to join us in making ambitious AAA games.
These positions are opened to different levels of expertise, from industry veterans to less experienced candidates.
Answering to the Lead Graphics Programmer, the ideal candidate is responsible for developing all the solutions related to the rendering of the game engine, from the lighting to visual effects.

•    Improve and maintain the rendering modules of the game engine
•    Develop shaders and quality effects to support the Art direction and unique visual style of the game
•    Optimize the rendering code to get the best performance on all platforms
•    Write clear, maintenable, portable C++ code
•    Write and maintain custom shaders across a range of hardware
•    Work well with other engineers, artists and designers


•    Strong knowledge of C/C++
•    Strong interest in rendering algorithms
•    Good knowledge of any low-level graphics APIs
•    Experience with DirectX 11 level shaders and HLSL
•    Graphics debugging using pix, renderdoc or similar tools
•    Thorough understanding of multithreaded & real-time systems
•    Experience profiling and optimizing both CPU and GPU utilization

Desired Skills

•    Excellent analytical and mathematical skills
•    Development experience on consoles or Pc with at least one game shipped
•    Understanding of the latest graphics APIs: dx12 & Vulkan
•    Expertise in computer shaders

Working as an Arkanite

Arkane Studios' iconic brands such as Dishonored®, Dishonored 2® and Prey® have become staples of popular culture for generations of gamers. Our company provides technical, design and artistic leadership as a world-renowned game developer and technology innovator since its founding in 1999.
Our studio is professional with a relaxed working atmosphere located in the trendy area of Lyon Confluence - a hot spot for nature, sports, food, and music.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package, incl. private medical insurance, flex hours, 25 to 35 paid vacations days per year, sports program, transport compensation, onboarding program, free Fridays etc.

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