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Senior Gameplay Animator

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Requisition Number: 167678

Position Title: Senior Animator

External Description:

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

We are looking for a Senior Gameplay Animator to join a small team focused on delivering an exceptional gameplay experience in a dynamic fighting game franchise. You will work with game design and our lead gameplay developer to help realize the vision set by the Creative, Art, and Animation direction on the project.

Your primary responsibilities:

  • Create in-game animations from a motion capture base that conform to the style and quality benchmark set for the project
  • Work with the game-play team to establish and create animations that conform to the design and technical requirements
  • Work with the Technical Animator and animation-focused Engineers to ensure that all character motions appear as dynamic and fluid as possible in-game
  • Work with Technical Artist's/Animator's and Engineers to manage and solve any technical problems that arise
  • Tagging and branching of your animation content using EA's proprietary Frostbite engine & editor

Requirements:

  • At least 8+ years of experience in animation with 3+ working on AAA console games
  • Have experience motion editing and key-framing characters to a very high standard
  • Expert in human anatomy & biomechanics
  • A high level of proficiency working with Motion Builder or Maya
  • Experience working and communicating with designers and engineers brainstorming and iterating on the results in the engine
  • Solid and proactive problem solving skills; able to identify issues and help manage and resolve
  • Have worked with external development, reviewing animation work, creating documentation both written and in video format to communicate quality expectations and workflows

Bonus marks for:

  • Experience animating characters that use more advanced locomotion or motion blending systems
  • Experience using proprietary animation/creation tools like Unreal and Unity – state-graphs etc...
  • An understanding of cinematography and experience animating cameras is helpful
  • Experience working with project tracking software like Jira (or similar)
  • You play games, with an interest in playing many different types of video games
  • Martial arts, MMA, or boxing knowledge or experience is a huge plus!

 

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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.

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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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