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Animator - UFC

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Requisition Number: 170866

Position Title: Animator 2

External Description:

Animator - UFC

 

Vancouver, Canada

 

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.

 

We are looking for a talented and creative Presentation Animator to join our EA Sports UFC team, someone passionate about creating highly believable cinematic and NIS performances, performances that immerses, engages, and delights our audiences. Our candidate will need to display strong problem-solving capabilities while balancing quality in completing their tasks

 

Your Responsibilities

  • Work with the Animation Director, leads & team to establish and maintain animation quality expectations for the project
  • Work with Motion Capture data and animate Cinematics and NISs that support the game narrative
  • Animate realistic human performances that convey character personality and believability
  • Collaborate effectively across multiple departments including art, tech and production
  • Exhibit the ability to troubleshoot day to day issues and work with team members to find solutions
  • Actively contribute to the continued improvements of the techniques and best practices of the animation team as well as offer mentorship where applicable

 

Your Qualifications

  • Animation production experience in film and or video games
  • Experience editing motion capture data and key-frame animations
  • Proficient 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
  • Experience working with external development, reviewing animation work, creating documentation both written and in video format to communicate quality expectations and workflows

 

Nice to Have

  • 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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Community / Marketing Title: Animator - UFC

Company Profile:

Electronic Arts is an innovative tech company that creates incredible experiences for millions of players around the world. But what matters most is our people who inspire us, and the world, to play. As we bring new forms of entertainment to people around the world, we need innovative, collaborative, diverse and adaptable people to keep making Electronic Arts better.

EEOText: About EA We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game. 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: 2022-01-11 18:05:02.327

EEO Employer Verbiage:

About EA

We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. 

 

We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. 

 

Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game.

 

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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