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Lead Character Artist

Electronic Arts

Remote / Virtual 05-04-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Ripple Effect, an evolution of Battlefield's DICE LA, is a Los Angeles and Vancouver-based game studio on a mission to build community-first experiences through continuous innovation and boundary breaking technology.
Our Values: We believe in an honest and transparent environment, where developers grow in our crafts. We value bold risk-taking followed by excellence through iteration. We seek developers with diverse experiences who will enrich our studio creativity.

We are looking for a Lead Character Artist like you to help us build realistic characters, inspire incredible artwork, help define our production techniques, maintain budgets while always being focused on the highest quality execution – with empathy and clarity being at the heart of who you are as a leader.

You are a practical artist, inspired not only by the games industry but as a subject matter expert in human anatomy and a passion for the human form, costume and understanding of composition and biological construction.

You will report to our Line Director, Production located in Great Northern Way Vancouver studio. We are considering on-site and hybrid working options in Vancouver.

Responsibilities:
• An understanding of modeling, texturing, anatomy, sculpting and topology that we can see exercised in your portfolio – both in shipped game projects and in personal work.
• Knowledge of at least one industry standard modeling package (preferably Autodesk Maya), a sculpting package (Preferably Zbrush) and a PBR compliant texturing package.
• An understanding of working with photogrammetry, body/costume scanning and how to improve base meshes.
• An expert level of knowledge in Marvelous designer.
• You have a broad and experience in high to low polygon baking processes and construction of geometry to support facial and animation rigs.
• The ability to write documentation where required and maintain production requirements such as stand-ups, feedback and communication with peers.
• Experience working with an Art Director to develop direction and quality goals and parsing that information to a team for precise execution.
• Have experience with cross discipline collaboration as a core tenant of who you are as a leader.

Skills We Look For:
• 5+ years of professional experience as a Lead Character Artist.
• Photogrammetry experience.
• A broad portfolio of realistic humanoid characters and outfits.
• Experience with blend shapes, wrinkle maps and implementation for animation.
• Experience in outsourcing and cross-studio collaboration.
• Experience perfecting skin shaders and materials for a PBR realistic finish.

Next Steps

The following are required as part of the application process:
• Apply online with resume
• Provide web link on resume for online portfolio (required)
• As part of the application process, we may ask you to complete an art test

#LI-Hybrid, #FlexibleWork

Ceci ne s'applique pas au Québec.

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 $107,600 - $147,100 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.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-re0e87-3-239-95-36-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $107,600 to $147,100 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. EA develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers.