Animation Director

Location: Orlando, Florida, United States

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Requisition Number: 164757

Position Title: Animation Director

External Description:

As an Animation Director you will ensure that everything that moves in the game achieves the AAA quality expected in all EA sports titles. You will accomplish this by managing the work of the animation team, working directly with the senior leaders of the studio and across EA, and ensuring the appropriate technologies, methodologies, and skills are being used to maximum effectiveness.

You will:

  • Determine and accomplish the vision and quality bar of all motion in the game.
  • Guide the quality of animation balancing performance, quality, continuity, technical, scheduling and budgetary requirements
  • Manage the work of our animation team
  • Provide daily feedback and direction to the animation team
  • Guide the evolution strategy of the animation pipeline, establish efficient animation procedures

Working directly with:

  • The creative and visual leadership to establish the animation direction, style, quality, and execution
  • Designers and engineers to achieve compelling character and camera motion
  • Technical animators, character riggers and modelers to ensure our characters move & deform beautifully
  • Graphics engineers to ensure characters are grounded in the world with VFX like grass and weather, shadows, lighting.
  • Physics engineers to ensure characters align with the physical limitations you determine and work with other characters and the environment in believable ways

Skills you have:

  • A great eye for style and quality, combined with a deep technical skill set
  • Experience in visual and technical innovation
  • 8+ years of directing animation with excellent credentials on high credibility AAA games
  • Team leadership, people and mentoring skills
  • You can inspire and lead teams to accomplish time and to budget
  • You can guide a team to balance creative goals with the requirements of production
  • You can direct actors and other motion capture talent
  • Knowledge of common practices and the understanding of industry trends
  • You can setup and work with animation blending trees and state machines

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Company Profile:

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: 2021-04-25 19:07:40.293

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About EA

At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. 

We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! 

Electronic Arts 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. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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