Senior Animator

Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

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Requisition Number: 167008

Position Title: Senior Animator 2

External Description:

Finding great talent and supporting our studios to be the best place for people to do their best work is central to our philosophy. This is the principle behind our newly formed Seattle Studio focusing on open-world action-adventure games and pioneering next generation emergent storytelling. Join us to pursue your passion to craft unique, groundbreaking and inclusive games that empower players to generate incredible stories of heroic adventure.  Become a foundational part of an ambitious, respectful and diverse team as we are looking for a Sr. Animator.

Responsibilities:

  • Create high quality, believable animation content that looks and feels amazing.
  • Truly own the content that you’re responsible for, from conceptualization (blocking, directing/co-directing mocap talent) through to realization (polished key-framing/motion editing, implementation in the game).
  • Work closely with Designers to ensure that we achieve responsive, immersive gameplay that feels rewarding to our players.
  • Work closely with other animators to push our quality, share knowledge and inspire creativity.
  • Maintain communication across all relevant disciplines (production, design, art, audio, VFX) throughout the development of your areas of responsibility.
  • Work together with Artists and Riggers to establish both core and secondary functionality of our characters.
  • Help to establish efficient pipelines and procedures across the animation teams.
  • Be proactive in assessing and evolving the gameplay experience.

Requirements

  • 5+ years of professional game development experience.
  • A strong understanding of video game animation development.
  • A high level of proficiency with Maya (and ideally Motion Builder).
  • Experience with 3rd-person weapons/behaviors and full body/bipedal animations.
  • An advanced understanding of motion editing (re-posing, re-timing and plusing mocap data).
  • Experience animating cameras, together with an understanding of cinematography.
  • Experience working closely with other domains - especially Designers, Engineers and Artists.
  • Proactive work ethics and will take pride and responsibility for the success of our games.

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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.

EEOText: 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 new parent 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.

Date Opened: 2021-07-09 23:33:17.16

EEO Employer Verbiage:

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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