Senior Animator (Unannounced)

Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

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Requisition Number: 151564

Position Title: Senior Animator

External Description:

Respawn Entertainment is a AAA game development studio that was founded in 2010 by former co-founders of Infinity Ward and creators of the multi-billion dollar Call of Duty and Modern Warfare franchises. In 2017, Respawn was acquired by Electronic Arts, a leading global interactive entertainment publisher. We have shipped Titanfall and Titanfall 2 to critical acclaim, and are currently hiring for our Star Wars ™,  Titanfall, and Unannounced VR game development teams. Our motto is gameplay first, and the opportunity to create groundbreaking games with some of the best developer talent in the industry awaits our future team members.
 
We’re looking for a highly skilled Senior Animator who will help provide vision through believable, compelling animation for our new AAA VR shooter game. We’re picturing someone who will help us create an immersive experience through remarkable animations and gameplay.
 
Games have evolved to the point that animators must be true storytellers rather than just technicians. We believe that animation breathes life into a game and that animation is a key part of defining the next generation of games, bringing about their most memorable moments: moments that gamers don’t simply sit back and watch, but moments that they live.
 
You can learn more about our new combat VR game here! www.respawn.com/oculus
 
What you’ll do...
Help set the quality bar by creating awesome animations for AI systems, scripted in-game scenes, vehicles and environments.
Work with Motion Capture data in Maya when necessary.
Implement animations into the project’s engine with full ownership of your work.
Work with multiple departments such as Art, Design and Code to complete tasks. Communication is key to understanding how each discipline contributes to the asset.
Take animations from conceptualization to shipping.
 
Ideally, you will have...
3+ years professional game development experience, with at least 1 shipped title. Shipped AAA game(s) preferred. Prior experience on an FPS title is ideal.
A strong understanding of video game animation development.
Very strong keyframing ability. Ability to keyframe realistic human motion.
Self-direction and the ability to autonomously take animations from conceptualization to shipping.
Ability to critique your own work as needed. Do you have “the eye”?
Ability to handle critiques. The more feedback you receive, the more you can tailor your work towards what is best for the game.
Must be a strong team contributor. Sounds cliché, but it is very important to our success.
Must enjoy what you love. Animation!
Mastery of relevant software packages such as Maya.
Passion for making and playing games.
Experience with first person weapons and full body animations.
Motion Capture cleanup experience.
 
Benefits & Perks…
Here's a peek at some of what we offer:
Medical, Dental, Vision, and other health and welfare plans.
Disability, Life, and AD&D insurance benefits.
Flexible Spending Accounts for heath and child care.
401K with company match and no vesting period.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
Generous parental leave for new parents.
Free games and company store with discounts on games and consoles.
Other perks include education assistance, commuter benefits, adoption assistance, legal services, mental health support, and group home, auto, and pet insurance.
Paid time off, as well as holiday office closures including shutdown between Christmas and New Year's.
Company-sponsored team events such as regular staff parties, food trucks, tournaments, movie screenings, game conventions, Ragnar relay races, and launch parties.
Game room with a pool table, ping pong, foosball, arcade and tabletop games.
Fully stocked kitchens with fresh fruit, breakfast, snacks, and more.
Convenient meal order service for on-site lunch deliveries.
State of the art on-site gym with 24/7 access.
On-site yoga classes, massages, and car washes.
A variety of interest groups and outdoor activities to join with other Respawn Employees: table top games club, poker club, beer club, kit-bashing club, running/hiking, biking, basketball, and soccer among others.
Friendly, caring co-workers and management.

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Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

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Date Opened: 2018-07-13 14:05:31.91

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