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Animation Director - College Football

Multiple Locations: Orlando, FL, USA • Redwood City, CA, USA • Vancouver, BC, Canada • Austin, TX, USA • Texas, USA • California, USA • Florida, USA • Georgia, USA • Illinois, USA • New York, USA

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Requisition Number: 176087

Position Title: Animation Director

External Description:

EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs, and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sport through industry-leading sports video games, including Madden NFL football, FIFA soccer, NHL® hockey, and EA SPORTS UFC.

As an Animation Director you will ensure that everything that moves in the game achieves the AAA quality expected in all EA sports titles. You will accomplish this by managing the work of the animation team, working directly with the senior leaders of the studio and across EA, and ensuring the appropriate technologies, methodologies, and skills are being used to maximum effectiveness.

You will:

  • Determine and accomplish the vision and quality bar of all motion in the game.
  • Guide the quality of animation balancing performance, quality, continuity, technical, scheduling and budgetary requirements
  • Manage the work of our animation team
  • Provide daily feedback and direction to the animation team
  • Guide the evolution strategy of the animation pipeline, establish efficient animation procedures

Working directly with:

  • The creative and visual leadership to establish the animation direction, style, quality, and execution
  • Designers and engineers to achieve compelling character and camera motion
  • Technical animators, character riggers and modelers to ensure our characters move & deform beautifully
  • Graphics engineers to ensure characters are grounded in the world with VFX like grass and weather, shadows, lighting.
  • Physics engineers to ensure characters align with the physical limitations you determine and work with other characters and the environment in believable ways

Skills you have:

  • A great eye for style and quality, combined with a deep technical skill set
  • Experience in visual and technical innovation
  • 8+ years of directing animation with excellent credentials on high credibility AAA games
  • Team leadership, people and mentoring skills
  • You can inspire and lead teams to accomplish time and to budget
  • You can guide a team to balance creative goals with the requirements of production
  • You can direct actors and other motion capture talent
  • Knowledge of common practices and the understanding of industry trends
  • You can setup and work with animation blending trees and state machines

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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: 2022-10-06 13:47:22.173

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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