Rendering Engineer Job at Epic Games, Cary, NC

  • Epic Games
  • Cary, NC

Job Description


At the core of Epic's success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it's building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we're always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We're constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.


What We Do

Unreal-powered projects have been on the bleeding edge of real-time entertainment for over 20 years. Our team of engineering experts are always innovating to improve the tools and technology that empower content developers worldwide.

What You'll Do

Epic Games is searching for a Rendering Architecture Programmer to help enhance and maintain the Material system and Material editor in Unreal Engine. You will work directly with some of the brightest technical and artistic minds in the industry as we build the premier material system and material editor that will be used.

In this role, you will

  • Work with tech artists to improve workflows and tools when authoring materials on large projects
  • Improve iteration and build times by working with tech artists and the shader compiler team to reduce shader and material permutations.
  • Help us raise the final visual fidelity of material layers in Unreal through a combination of novel new graphics techniques and improvements to existing techniques
  • Improve the material compiler to have new language features to manage the complexity of large material graphs.
  • Drive tools that go along with features and ensure they are usable and appropriate for artists and the engine across games and film
  • Help supporting external clients identifying areas for improvement and designing/implementing solutions
  • Be forward-thinking to keep up to date on current techniques, research, graphics data, hardware, etc
What we're looking for

  • Strong C++ knowledge and multi-threaded programming techniques; ability to code and architect various core engine systems
  • Thorough knowledge and proficient application of 3D math, rendering algorithms, and data structures
  • Strong communication and proficiency in working with technical artists to develop and iterate on features/tools
  • Deep knowledge of at least one graphics API (DirectX11, DirectX12, OpenGL, Vulkan, Metal, etc)
  • Demonstrated performance and memory optimization skills

Our intent is to cover all things that are medically necessary and improve the quality of life. We pay 100% of the premiums for both you and your dependents. Our coverage includes Medical, Dental, a Vision HRA, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance & a 401k with competitive match. We also offer a robust mental well-being program through Modern Health, which provides free therapy and coaching for employees & dependents. Throughout the year we celebrate our employees with events and company-wide paid breaks. We offer unlimited PTO and sick time and recognize individuals for 7 years of employment with a paid sabbatical.


Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we've been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic's award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement). We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party. Further details on these matters can be found here.

Job Tags

Permanent employment, Full time, Worldwide,

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