VIRTUAL HUMANS - RESEARCH ENGINEER

LOS ANGELES

SEED is a new Research and Development group at Electronic Arts built to explore new technologies and creative opportunities for future games. Our areas of research include virtual reality, creation and representation of game worlds, deep learning and virtual humans: we are seeking to define the technologies, techniques and creative possibilities of the future of real-time entertainment.

As a central team we collaborate with all teams across Electronic Arts from our awesome existing titles and to our future IP.

The Virtual Humans team at SEED is looking for a Researcher to lead the discourse on human capture and representation. We are looking for someone who has contributed seminal ideas to the state of characters in entertainment today, who knows that much more is missing, and who is driven to push the field forward.

What skills does SEED look for?

As Research Engineer for the Virtual Humans team we expect that you:

  • Have demonstrated novel algorithmic contributions to the field of animation, rigging, character deformation, or computer vision.
  • Have skills including some of the following: numerical linear algebra, machine learning, Numpy, Matlab, or other mathematical prototyping software, GPU programming. Experience with novel capture approaches and hardware such as a Lightstage or motion capture is also desirable.
  • Wish to see your innovations contribute to leading game titles and other synthetic or hybrid experiences. Previous production experience is desirable but not required.

What is in it for you?

This team is pursuing breakthrough innovations in the fields of face and body animation, character rendering, and interaction, in a runtime environment. We are recruiting top talent and are establishing industry and academic collaborations. If you are this person, you will be afforded the opportunity and means to solve problems in this area, unconstrained from immediate production pressures but with the expectation that when ready our solution should become industry standard. If you are up to the challenge, and are capable of radically changing this field, thinking creatively to solve the problems at hand, the position may be yours.

It goes without saying that EA will has great pay, bonus and stock plans. You will be working with one of the top entertainment companies with some of the best franchises around, on helping define the future of digital entertainment.

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