BioWare: Senior Technical Animator

Location: Edmonton, Alberta CA

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Requisition Number: 155325

Position Title: Sr Animator

External Description:

Senior Technical Animator

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.

At BioWare, our mission is to create worlds of adventure, conflict, and companionship that inspire you to become the hero of your story.  Our teams drive innovation using cutting-edge tech and tools and collaborate with thousands of world-class developers across EA’s network of studios.  We are passionate about games and their potential as a creative medium to reach and inspire people through emotion, artistry, and engaging storytelling.  If you share this passion, this is an amazing opportunity to help shape the next generation of gaming.

BioWare is looking for a Senior Technical Animator with experience in character rigging, skinning, tools, and pipeline development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and build rigs for characters, creatures and props
  • Develop and maintain animation tools and pipelines
  • Help to establish animation workflows and conventions
  • Prototype and implement procedural animation systems such as facial animation, destruction, cloth, and hair
  • Collaborate with the design, character art, animation, and outsourcing teams
  • Debugging and support of animation systems and tools

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of technical animation experience with at least one shipped title
  • Experience in rigging and skinning assets
  • A demonstrable understanding of animation principles and anatomy
  • Experience with motion capture and retargeting
  • Proficient with standard industry tools such as Autodesk Maya
  • Excellent problem solving skills. Candidate must be able to quickly identify issues and resolve them.
  • Experience with scripting in python.  
  • Experience with C++ and plugin authoring
  • Collaborative team player with strong cross-group communication skills
  • Excellent decision making capabilities
  • Demonstrates dependability and commitment to projects/tasks

The opportunity to work and learn from a world-class games studio making world-class games. We are a culture that thrives off creativity and individuality. At EA, we live the “work hard/play hard” credo every day.



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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.

EEOText: EA is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

Date Opened: 2019-04-12 18:18:41.36

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