EA SPORTS is one of the most iconic brands in entertainment – connecting hundreds of millions around the world to the sports they love through a portfolio of industry-leading video games.
EA SPORTS Tech provides specialized technology teams working on modern character articulation and motion, content pipelines and workflows, machine learning, game security, dev ops, as well as long lead feature and technology development for all EA SPORTS titles. As part of EA SPORTS Tech, the Rigging Team pushes visual boundaries and experiences for our players. We invest in future technologies, shared tooling, and production workflows. We combine creativity and imagination with technical expertise. We are a diverse group that encourages team members to bring their unique perspectives and expertise to work every day.
A Senior Rigging Technical Artist works under the direction of a Rigging Lead in partnership with project managers to ensure that deliverables are achieved at quality and on time. Your responsibilities and tasks will include: skeleton creation, character and object skinning, control rigging, cloth/hair simulation, asset maintenance, and script development. TAs are expected to assume ownership of their content, and resolve any technical or quality issues that arise with their assets.
At least 6 years of cinematic or games production experience.
Background in rigging and skinning complex assets
Effective at communicating with different audiences: artists, engineers, managers.
Experience scripting/programming in Python (knowledge of C++ a bonus).
Expertise with Autodesk Maya
Knowledge of human anatomy and animation principles
Great to Have:
Understanding of / experience with game engines (commercial or proprietary)
Character simulation experience
Experience with / understanding of 3D mathematics
Experience with Houdini / procedural node graph systems
Familiarity with motion capture (data + acquisition)
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.