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Activision Recruiting Associate Game Designer, Animator & Junior Designer

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Associate Game Designer

Albany, New York
Game/Level Design

Job Description

Doyou have a passion for designing and implementing exciting new gameplayexperiences? Do you love collaborating with peers from all disciplines,including artists, programmers, animators, and writers? If you like how thatsounds we could use your skills and knowledge of game design to create greatnew games.

Your responsibilities will include:

Plan and implement gameplay experiences with fellow designers, animators, programmers and artists.
Write and maintain documentation about your designs as well as stay up-to-date with other designs.
Create and revises game data using a variety of proprietary and public tools (such as excel and word)
Manage bug lists, track personal tasks, and alert lead to any changes in planned schedule or tasks
Actively seek out feedback to improve your work.

The skills & experience we are looking for:

Strong design sensibilities
Proficiency with visual design and 2D and/or 3D editing tools; (Photoshop, 3dStudio Max/Maya)
Strong communication and collaboration skills
Ability to analyze problems, critique solutions, and develop plans based on these data.
2+ years’ experience in the game industry shipping high quality titles
A passion for developing for high quality games.
A basic understanding of scripting languages is a plus

Apply here:- https://activision.jibeapply.com/activision/jobs/GAM0000EK/Albany-New-York-Associate-Game-Designer-Temporary-Vicarious-Visions?page=2
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Animator

Albany, New York
Animation

Job Description

Vicarious Visions, developer ofnumerous award winning games, including Skylanders Swap Forice, Skylanders SpyroAdventure, Guitar Hero: On Tour, Tony Hawk, and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 isseeking a passionate, motivated, and experienced Animator to join our team of talented developers in creating nextgeneration games for the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii platforms. This position is temporary, likely lasting 12months. Candidates must be able torelocate to Albany, NY and work onsite. No remote work.

Your responsibilities will include:

Work closely with the Animation Lead developing, defining and maintaining high-end animation.
Seek out guidance from lead and other experienced artists to provide the best quality artwork and most efficient methodologies.
Proactive in creating solutions and solving problems.
Participate in peer reviews, giving and receiving team feedback.
Able to work with team members of other disciplines. Such as, communicating with game-play programmers for implementing character mechanics.
Generating and presenting ideas for Artist development.
Contribute documentation on processes and task tracking throughout development cycle.

The skills& experience we’re looking for:

Must excel at the Principles of Animation with high quality timing, weight, and acting skills.
Excellent skills and understanding of character motion in a range of styles.
Experience animating in 3D Software, such as 3DSMax and Character Studio.
Must have a passion to create the best quality artwork possible for any game genre or platform that is assigned (Xbox360, PS3, Wii, NDS handheld).
Task driven, self-motivated & proactive.
Adept to changing requirements.
Must have a positive attitude and be a team player.
Provide Samples of your animation on DVD, CD, or online with a clear explanation of what you did. You must have traditional art training and skills. Include samples of your 2D work, especially Figure Drawing.

You’ll really get noticed with these:

Experience with cinematic production
Experince with Maya
Character modeling.
Max-scripting.
State machine setup and understanding (e.g. Havok Behavior).
Passion for Video Games.
Pre-production skills such as Storyboarding and Animatics.
Rigging and Point Weighting character meshes.
Work with facial animation.

Apply here:- http://activision.jibeapply.com/activision/jobs/ANI00007T/Albany-New-York-Animator-Temporary-Vicarious-Visions?lang=en-US
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Junior Designer

Middleton, Wisconsin
Game/Level Design

Job Description

RAVEN SOFTWARE, developer of numerous award-winning games, including contributions to the blockbuster Call of Duty franchise [Black Ops, Modern Warfare, Ghosts, Call of Duty:Online] is seeking a passionate Junior Designer to join our team to work on our next project.

Located in Madison, Wisconsin, RAVEN SOFTWARE offers an upscale work environment with state-of-the-art workstations, competitive compensation, a fun, collaborative environment, affordable living and an exceptional quality of life.

This is an entry-level, temporary position.

You MUST complete the design test located in the URL below to be considered for this role. The Due date is 7/1/14. All entries must be submitted by that date to be considered.

Core Duties:

• World building in Radiant or equivalent 3d level editor to craft play spaces for world class combat and cinematic encounters
• Assist Senior Designers with implementing various game modes and constantly refining and tuning game spaces
• Help design levels from paper design to shipping product

Requirements of Qualified Candidates:

• Demonstrate FPS design skills through a Design Sample that shows a functional command of the Radiant editor (THIS IS A MUST)
• Working knowledge of one or more 3D level/world creation package
• Ability to take direction and execute on a task
• Passionate about FPS level design and knowledgeable about Call of Duty franchise

Pluses:

• Ability to script, especially in GSC
• Mod community experience

Apply here:- http://activision.jibeapply.com/activision/jobs/GAM0000E3/Middleton-Wisconsin-Junior-Designer?page=2
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