Senior Animator

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Requisition Number: 167045

Position Title: Senior Animator

External Description:

EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs, and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sport through industry-leading sports video games, including Madden NFL football, FIFA soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, and EA SPORTS UFC.

EA SPORTS is one of the most iconic brands in entertainment with over 25 years of innovation, passion, and connecting millions of players across the globe to their favorite sports, teams, and players. The EA SPORTS UFC franchise offers the electrifying spectacle and entertainment of MMA for over 20 million players across the globe, delivering fluid and responsive mixed martial arts through inventive gameplay technology.

Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, the EA SPORTS UFC team is on a mission to become the world's greatest fighting game. If you're passionate about building immersive digital entertainment, this is the role of a lifetime.

The Facial Animator will provide high-quality facial animation to body motion performances for in-game, cinematics, and narrative sequences. We aim to create emotionally engaging and believable characters that allow our players to immerse themselves in our games. Pushing for true likeness of real life fighters and bringing authenticity to our UFC Game.

Responsibilities:

  • You will report to the Presentation Animation Director
  • You will create high-quality facial animation art assets for use in game
  • You will wrangle data to and from external teams
  • You will provide animation feedback, and communicate best practices with intention for animation refinement
  • You will conduct and complete character rig reviews to help refine the facial rig
  • You will learn proprietary art pipelines, new technology, and processes
  • You will work with motion capture and animation leads during the production prep / acquisition / postproduction phases to ensure we are setup for success in achieving our visual targets
  • You will support the production teams with the acquisition of motion capture data during performance sessions doing such things as performer calibration, directing performer range of motions, QA'ing recorded session data.
  • You will help document workflow and pipelines for Facial Animation and Motion capture
  • You will contribute to postmortems, provide feedback, help improve motion capture process and data output

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience doing Facial animation in either games, film or TV
  • Must understand conveying emotion and recreating facial poses
  • Experience with facial animation and specializing with lip-sync animation
  • Maya (preferred) or similar 3D animation software experience
  • Experience working with external animation partners

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Community / Marketing Title: Senior Animator

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: 2021-07-13 19:31:45.857

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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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