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Senior Animator (2 openings)

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AQUENT Games creates top quality next-gen games that push the boundaries of action entertainment. We have over a decade of experience at delivering high-intensity action gaming experiences. As part of a worldwide group of AQUENT studios, we have the stability and backing of a large company combined with the agility and fun culture of small studios and the mandate to make original IP. We are focused on creativity, polish, and shipping games that millions love as well as building healthy teams and culture. Come join a AAA-quality studio focused on making AAA-quality games!

RESPONSIBILITIES: The animator's main focus would be to create realistic and/or stylized character key frame animation to enhance the game environment and experience. This person will collaborate closely with engineering and art team members and use a variety of tools including Maya and proprietary technology in order to deliver assets that are both visually sound and within the technical limitations of our engine.

REQUIREMENTS:
All Animation Candidates must have a portfolio and reel that demonstrates:
-A strong artistic background -Strong understanding of classic animation principles and fundamentals (i.e.; Squash and Stretch, Staging, timing and Motion, anticipation, exaggeration, follow through, arcs and appeal.)
-Experience creating hand-keyed character animation in a 3D software package such as Maya 2011 or higher. Motionbuilder software knowledge is a plus.
-Ability to seamlessly blend own keyframe animation with mocap
-Candidates will have 5 years production work experience preferably in Games, but also Television, or Feature Films -If coming from outside the game industry, new hires will be expected to learn/understand how game-play and real time issues can affect Character Animators; they will be expected to develop techniques to compensate for such limitations, as well as produce assets in a timely matter relative to a more difficult game production cycle.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
-An avid gamer with a passion for creating AAA titles for the industry leader.
-Complete all work in a timely basis -Remain focused, motivated and effective on all tasks through completion
-Demonstrate a desire to learn and grow professionally

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