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Senior 3D Animator - Battlefield Mobile!

Location: Pasadena, California, United States

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Requisition Number: 172703

Position Title: Senior Animator

External Description:

Industrial Toys, creators of Midnight Star and Midnight Star: Renegade, has taken on their next mission of creating the newest FPS title for mobile: Battlefield. Building on hard-won knowledge as an indie studio, we've joined forces with EA to work towards our vision of what it means to be "Mobile To The Core!" If you're interested in creating new experiences to reach mobile players around the world, join up today!

 

Our team culture is collaborative and we expect everyone to think like game makers, approaching development with a Player First perspective.

Overview 

The 3D Animator works closely with Lead Animator and Designers to help define and execute best in class animation standards. In addition to creating high quality animations for characters, vehicles and cinematics, the 3D Animator understands processes and workflows for the project and works within the animation system to support animation and design. The ideal candidate proactively seeks opportunities to elevate the game, gives and receives constructive feedback, and thrives in a highly collaborative environment.

Responsibilities

  • Create high quality in-game animations for characters, vehicles, props
  • Provide artistic guidance to internal and external animators
  • Use of Maya and/or Max
  • Adapt and/or create the animation style that supplements the art direction.
  • Work with technical rigger to assure quality rigged/skinned characters
  • Identify animation needs and strategy for accomplishing them
  • Review work from external partners and provide feedback.
  • Work fast and collaboratively to make your stuff happen
  • Drive the animation look and feel through hands-on work
  • Create visually stunning characters, vehicles, weapons through stellar animation

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in videogame development including several development cycles
  • A Strong animation portfolio demonstrating expert keyframing skills in multiple styles including realistic.
  • Thorough understanding of current artistic/technical requirements for video game production pipelines
  • Mocap experience
  • Experience working with a game engine and implementing animations into the pipeline.
  • Strong ability to adapt and execute in different art styles (photorealistic and stylized)
  • Expert understanding of fundamental animation principles like posing, timing, weight, anticipation, resolution
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to find solutions from a visual, production, and technical perspective
  • Experience working collaboratively with cross-disciplinary teams to envision, plan, schedule, and execute animations that support and enhance gameplay while raising the visual bar of the game.



Bonuses

  • Experience in Unreal Engine
  • Experience in technical aspects of animation such as rigging/skinning
  • Experience in working with remote teams (outsourcing)
  • Mobile gaming passion
  • Facial animation experience

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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: 2022-04-02 05:37:14.25

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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.

 

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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