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Lead Character Artist (Star Wars FPS)

Multiple Locations: Los Angeles, CA, USA • Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Requisition Number: 174931

Position Title: Character Director

External Description:

Respawn Entertainment is a AAA video game development studio that aspires to create new hit games that leave a lasting impact for gamers worldwide. Our work includes the critically acclaimed multi-platform games Apex Legends and Titanfall franchise. We developed the Star Wars™ action-adventure game Jedi: Fallen Order and virtual reality game Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, and we are continuing development for our live free-to-play game, Apex Legends.

You can learn more about our studio and values at respawn.com/studio.

We are seeking a Lead Character Artist with the passion and know-how to drive the creation of the galaxy’s most diverse characters and creatures. As the Lead Character Artist on our Star Wars FPS team, you will establish and maintain our character creation process and play a pivotal role in developing character-centric game features. Respawn embraces a highly collaborative and iterative development process, so this role will involve working heavily with a variety of other departments and feature teams. The ideal candidate is a blend of excellent artist, effective manager, and understands the technical requirements and demands of a modern AAA character pipeline. This position is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor, build a team, and execute your vision for building the best looking Star Wars characters possible.

What you’ll do…

  • Work closely with the Art Director and Concept Art to drive the creation of high quality character meshes, textures, and materials.
  • Establish process, standards, documentation, and training.
  • Ensure that character art assets are built to high technical and efficiency standards.
  • Task and manage a large team, both internally and with external partners.
  • Collaborate with Production to organize, schedule, and manage the character art team's daily activities.
  • Partner with Engineering and Technical Art to build and improve the character art pipeline.
  • Troubleshoot a wide variety of issues in DCC tools and in game.

Ideally you’ll have…

  • Experience shipping at least two AAA games and actively contributing in all phases of development, preferably in a leadership role.
  • A strong understanding of prototyping mindset and strategy.
  • Excellent understanding of anatomy, proportion and silhouette.
  • Experience with facial animation, FACS, photogrammetry or blendshape acquisition.
  • Mastery of modern asset generation techniques in industry standard DCC tools. (Maya/Max, Zbrush, Substance, etc.)
  • Expert knowledge of physically based rendering and authoring photoreal assets.
  • A solid understanding of rigging, skinning, LOD creation, budgets, and other technical requirements of building optimized content.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Experience managing and collaborating with a team working remotely.
  • Extensive experience collaborating with other departments, artists, designers, and programmers.

If this opportunity sounds like a great fit for you, please submit your resume and we will get back to you once we have reviewed it.

In addition to opportunities for creative impact and professional growth which come with being a member of our team, working at Respawn has many other perks and benefits! Learn more at respawn.com/perks.

 

 

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Electronic Arts is the leading interactive entertainment company, powered by innovative technology. We create 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 creative, 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.

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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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