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Data Wrangler (Capture)

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Requisition Number: 175069

Position Title: Associate Acquisition Specialist

External Description:

EA Create is a collective of content production teams partnering with EA Studios game teams to deliver outstanding visuals, audio and technology. Our teams consist of artists, engineers, technicians, designers and development directors. Worldwide, we combine our teams to form a global group of extraordinary individuals fueled by imagination and a unified passion for creating amazing visuals, sound and experiences. We are a diverse team, unified through collaboration, culture and craft.

The EA Create Capture team is made up of industry experts responsible for motion and performance capture, 3D body and facial scanning, data processing and virtual cinematography tools. EA Create Capture is looking for a Data Wrangler, in its Burnaby facility.

As a Data Wrangler, you will

  • Report to the Capture Operations Manager.
  • Perform 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.
  • Be the 'Subject Matter Expert' for all tasks relating to the pre-shoot set-up of recording sessions and movement of data from recording session into post-production.
  • Be 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.
  • Communicate and validate information (e.g. shot lists, talent lists, prop lists etc.) being ingested it to databases resulting in quality data.
  • 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 and maintain documentation of workflow and pipeline.
  • Contribute to the onboarding new team members.
  • Provide on-set support to the Acquisition team.
  • Partner with the Producer, and colleagues on the Acquisition team and the Post-Production team, you will be at the heart of our projects and are involved at every step of our work.

As a candidate, you should:

  • Have high technical aptitude, be willing to learn and improve pipeline processes and tasks that ensure our workflows run optimally
  • Use proprietary custom-built software, as well as Maya, Adobe Bridge CC, Reality Capture, Microsoft Office, Google Sheets, and Shotgrid to perform their tasks
  • Understand custom toolset purposes and their affect within the pipeline
  • Understand technical dependencies of 3D scanning, motion capture, performance capture and virtual cinematography
  • Maintain the communication that connects the pre-production, production and post-production departments - troubleshoot automated pipeline errors
  • Manage custom workflows and propose changes for optimization and efficiency - Coordinate schedules to ensure data passes through each pipeline phase - are familiar, and keep up-to-date, with industry standard file formats
  • Demonstrate consistency with handling data that depends on extreme technical accuracy and consistency
  • Work well under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Know when, why and how to escalate risk
  • Are excellent with time management and communication
  • Work well in a team
  • Are extremely organized and methodical

Strong candidates possess:

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

 

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Company Profile:

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.

Date Opened: 2022-08-02 05:13:23.8

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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