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3D Character Animator

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We are looking to push the boundaries and explore the potential of the larger playground that enables our customers. Our aspirations are simple – we want to positively impact the world of Entertainment and Enterprise, improve people’s lives, delight our customers, and change the world!

Excited yet? Fantastic! We currently need exceptional candidates to help us achieve our goals. In particular, we have an incredible opportunity for a motivated, experienced, professional 3D Animator who is highly skilled in creating 3D content for real-time rendering. This artist is up to date and knowledgeable of popular trends in 3D Animation tools and techniques, real time content and real time engines across multiple platforms. The candidate will be able to create 3D Animation in a variety of styles and uses. Additionally, the candidate should have good 2D artistic skills enabling the creation of sketches and storyboards for complex visual problems. The ideal candidate will have a strong eye for animation timing, pose, and silhouette.

The candidate should be highly organized, self-motivated and able to adapt and learn in a fast paced environment while working with the latest technologies. This candidate is expected to bring creativity, efficient communication and high impact to all parts of the creative process and to collaborate effectively while working with the Art Director, Creative Director and software developers. You should be able to function effectively in ambiguous situations and react quickly to changing requirements.

Candidate Responsibilities:
• Animate 3D characters and props in a variety of styles from realistic to stylized/cartoony
• Iterate quickly from low-fidelity (blocking out animation) to final polished animation
• Own export/import of animated assets into Game Engine and verify quality
• Collaborate in making art and experience prototypes with cross discipline peers
• Flexible and comfortable dealing with the ambiguity of incubation work while still delivering timely results
• Take ownership of vision and work through completion seeking out and implementing feedback to constantly improve and refine content.
• Contributes in all phases of product development
• Actively seeks out and accepts feedback from peers, as well as provides feedback to peers
• Executes smaller scale ideas or concepts to high quality quickly and then moves on to new concepts or ideas
• Willing to animate UI

Candidate Requirements:

• 2+ years of experience with proven commercial proficiency in content creation using 3D and 2D programs for multiple shipped products
• Superior eye for animation timing, pose, silhouette, etc.
• Highly proficient with industry standard 3D software like Maya, MotionBuilder, 3DS Max, as well as 2D content creation tools like the Adobe Creative Suite
• Highly organized with excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Experience working with small groups and/or external partners (such as outsourcers)
• Experience creating/modifying Animation Rigs
• Asset creation abilities like modeling/texturing is a big plus
• Experience with Unity is a plus
• Experience working on mobile and tablet experiences is highly desirable

All candidates must deliver a resume and full portfolio to be considered for this position.

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