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Senior Animator - EA Sports

EA

EA

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Senior Animator - EA Sports

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Requisition Number:181490
Can this position be remote?: No

We are a global team of creators, storytellers, technologists, experience originators, innovators and so much more. We believe amazing games and experiences start with teams as diverse as the players and communities we serve. At Electronic Arts, the only limit is your imagination.

About the Organization: EA is one of the most iconic brands in entertainment with nearly 30 years of innovation, passion, and connection of millions of players across the globe to their favorite video games IP. We are assembling a team with the purpose of constructing a novel and immersive experience. This is your opportunity to join this new team that will shape the future of interactive entertainment.

About our team: We are starting a new team composed of a mixture of experienced EA/EA SPORTS and new talent from across industries. With some of the most valuable IP in the world, and the resources EA has to offer, we have access to the capabilities needed to deliver amazing new experiences for an expanded audience of players worldwide.

About the role: You would report to a director within the Animation team and create high-quality hand-keyed performances in all aspects of your work. You know how to reveal attitude, emotions, and mood through a character's movement and behavior, and create memorable characters which will appeal to players. It's essential to have knowledge of the timing and appearance of human and animal movement and facial expressions. In the end, the look of a game is one of the most significant factors contributing to its overall success.

Your Responsibilities

  • Create high-quality hand-key animation.
  • Work with the Animation Director and Leads to deliver quality animation that meets outlined expectations.
  • Ensure all animations contribute to the direction of the game in both the experience and the story being told.
  • Bring a strong understanding of classic animation principles and fundamentals.
  • Animate weight, character personality, mood, and believability through realistic or stylized performances.
  • Learn and work with proprietary animation run-time integration tools.
  • Verify animations in engine
  • Shoot reference video using instruction and feedback from the Animation Director and Leads.
  • Understand feedback and deliver revisions at the expected quality within the assigned time frame.
  • Be an active participant within the team.
  • Prompt attendance at all meetings and reviews.
  • Organize your work and notes to be easily understood by team members.
  • Collaborate and communicate with directors, animators, production and technical staff.

Your Qualifications

  • Degree in Fine Arts or Computer Animation.
  • Have a minimum of 7 years professional animation experience, preferred in AAA games.
  • Expert proficiency in Maya.
  • Reliable internet service to work remotely.
  • Passionate about animation.
  • Production experience in a professional animation setting

BC COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these locations. If you reside outside of these locations, a recruiter will advise on the base salary range and benefits for your specific location.

EA has listed the base salary ranges it in good faith expects to pay applicants for this role in the locations listed, as of the time of this posting. Salary offered will be determined based on numerous relevant business and candidate factors including, for example, education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, and business or organizational needs.

BASE SALARY RANGES

• British Columbia (depending on location e.g. Vancouver vs. Victoria):
º $93,700 - $143,700 CAN Annually

Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including vacation (3 weeks per year to start), 10 days per year of sick time, paid top-up to EI/QPIP benefits up to 100% of base salary when you welcome a new child (12 weeks for maternity, and 4 weeks for parental/adoption leave), extended health/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, disability insurance, retirement plan to regular full-time employees. Certain roles may also be eligible for bonus and equity.

About Electronic Arts

Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.

We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

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. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.