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Data Wrangler (Capture)

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Requisition Number: 170899

Position Title: Associate Acquisition Specialist

External Description:

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.

EA Create Capture offers a multitude of acquisition services to EA. The services encompass motion capture, performance capture, facial animation, head and body scanning for video game titles developed by EA.

 

While maintaining EA's core values and development team needs, Create Capture’s Data Wrangler performs extremely detailed pre-shoot technical set ups, shoot tasks and post-shoot pipeline steps across body motion capture, performance capture, head and body scanning, virtual cinematography as well as, research and development services, at times simultaneously.

This person is organized and able to think quickly adapt with agile Game Team clients. Our Data Wrangler is an effective problem solver; the first point of contact for any pipeline failures and accountable for initiating the appropriate mitigation plan to unblock the pipeline or escalate to the appropriate team member. This role requires deep knowledge across multiple disciplines at Create Capture.

They deliver their tasks efficiently according to schedule while managing multiple priorities. Partnering closely with the Producer, and colleagues on the Acquisition team and the Post Production team, the Data Wrangler is at the heart of our projects and are involved at every step of our work. 

Qualities:

The successful candidate will be approachable, organized and detail-oriented with a flexible approach to their workload.

They possess high technical aptitude, tenacity to learn and improve pipeline processes and tasks that ensure our work flows run optimally.

They use proprietary custom-built software, as well as Maya, Adobe Bridge CC, Reality Capture, Microsoft Office, Google Sheets, and Shotgun to perform their tasks.

To be a successful candidate for this role, you:

  • Understands custom toolset purpose and their affect to pipeline, with the ability to adapt to changes as they evolve
  • Understands technical dependencies of 3D scanning, motion capture, performance capture and virtual cinematography
  • Maintains the communication that connects the pre-production, production and post production departments
  • Effectively troubleshoot automated pipeline errors
  • Manages custom workflows and propose changes for optimization and efficiency
  • Coordinates to schedules to ensure data passes through each pipeline phase
  • Familiar with industry standard file formats and keeping up to date with industry standards
  • Demonstrates consistency with handling data that depends on extreme technical accuracy and consistency
  • Works well under pressure
  • Knowing when and how to escalate risk
  • Excellent with time management
  • Works well in a team, but capable of working autonomously
  • Extremely organized

Strong candidates possess experience or skills across these environments:

  • In/Out Coordination
  • Data Wrangler positions found in VFX, film & TV
  • Digital Imaging Technicians positions found on set in film & TV
  • Post-production coordination
  • Demonstratable experience using Shotgun to manage assets and workflow

 

 

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Be the ‘Subject Matter Expert’ for all tasks relating pre-shoot set-up of shoots and movement of data from recording session into post-production.
  • Communicate and validate information (e.g. shot lists, talent lists, prop lists etc.) being ingested into databases resulting in quality data.
  • Provide on-set support to the Acquisition team as required.
  • Perform pipeline steps post-shoot: ingest data to appropriate pipeline, troubleshoot any pipeline blockages and escalate risk if necessary.
  • Provide support to game development teams in post-production: preparing and distributing order tools / sheets, partner relationship support, distributing game team data orders to relevant team members.
  • Create, improve and update documentation of workflow and pipeline.
  • Contribute to onboarding new team members.

What’s in it for you? Glad, you asked!

We love to brag about our great perks like comprehensive health and benefit packages many other perks! And since we realize it takes world-class people to make world-class games, we offer competitive compensation packages and a culture that thrives off creativity and individuality. At EA, we live the “work hard/play hard” credo every day.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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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: 2022-01-11 19:45:05.84

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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.

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