Founded in 2010 by the original creators of the Call of Duty Franchise, Respawn was created with the philosophy that when talented people have creative freedom, they'll make extraordinary games that achieve the unexpected. From our roots as an indie studio to joining the expansive roster of studios at Electronic Arts, this remains our guiding principle. We truly love what we do and want to share our passion with players worldwide. Our shipped titles include critically acclaimed multi-platform games Apex Legends, Titanfall, Titanfall 2, Star Wars™ Jedi: Fallen Order and Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond. Join us for the opportunity to create groundbreaking games with some of the best developer talent in the industry.
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The Tech Art team creates systems to support character and vehicle animation by developing body and facial rigging systems, animation interfaces, and by supporting animators with technical setup and production.
What a Techincal Artist does at Respawn:
Design and implement complex skeletons, control rigs, secondary animation (fat, jiggle), and skin deformations
Design, develop, deploy, and maintain animation tools, workflows, and pipelines to improve production efficiency
Implement techniques and process to solve character and animation and deformation challenges as identified by department lead
Proactive in problem identification and developing and delivering solutions
Define and estimate tasks in a well-organized manner
Interact and collaborate with the key client stakeholders (Art, Programming, Production, etc.)
The next great Technical Artist needs:
3+ years of technical art/rigging/animation experience with multiple shipped game titles and/or VFX/feature animation
Experience with Python, C# or C++ and familiarity with the Maya API (MotionBuilder API experience a plus)
Strong background in rigging and skinning complex character assets
Understanding of animation principles and human anatomy
Expert in standard industry tools including Maya, Houdini, and MotionBuilder in applicable areas
Have a proactive work ethic, capable problem solver who is not afraid of big challenges. Candidate must be able to quickly identify issues and resolve them.
Document tools and processes required to educate artists on new tools or workflows.
Degree in visual effects or technical subject area is highly preferred.
US COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these states. 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
California (depending on location e.g. Los Angeles vs. Sacramento): $90,550 - $137,700
New York (depending on location e.g. Manhattan vs. Buffalo): $86,150 - $137,700
New Jersey (depending on location e.g. Jersey City vs. Trenton): $86,150 - $137,700
Colorado (depending on location e.g. Denver vs. Colorado Springs): $86,150 - $126,700
Washington (depending on location e.g. Seattle vs. Spokane): $86,150 - $126,700
Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including paid time off (3 weeks per year to start), 80 hours per year of sick time, 16 paid company holidays per year, 10 weeks paid time off to bond with baby (following 1 year of service), medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, and 401(k) to regular full-time employees. Certain roles may also be eligible for bonus and equity.
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