Red Storm Entertainment is hiring for a Technical Animator
Red Storm Entertainment is seeking a talented Technical Animator to join our production teams. Use your tools and pipeline knowledge to help the animation team define, create, maintain, and streamline the animation pipeline and processes for in game animations. Your responsibilities include creating tools, writing scripts as well as building rigs for humans and creatures. Our ideal candidate possesses experience working with 3D animation tools, the creation of character based rigs, as well as a deep understanding of animation pipelines for AAA PC and console games.
A minimum of 3 years’ experience designing, creating and supporting complex character, facial and weapon rigs in Maya (or equivalent 3D program)
Previously shipped AAA PC or console titles in an equivalent role
High level experience providing animation and rigging tools with MEL with additional experience with Python (or equivalent scripting language) preferred
Experience building tools to improve animation, rigging and / or character pipelines
Able to own the skinning process for a variety of creatures, characters, garments, and gear
Experience implementing/modifying game animation systems and state machines
Experience with cloth, hair, facial animation or other specialized areas of technical art is highly desirable.
Key Frame Animation Experience required, and Motion Capture Animation Experience preferred
Knowledge of Motion Builder
Ability to understand and take direction.
Strong artistic, verbal and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills-able to interact with team members of different disciplines
Willingness to observe, absorb and modify own work based on many avenues of artistic criticism
Deep passion for games as a craft
Good positive attitude and outlook
Candidates for this position are required to provide samples at the time of application. Web portfolio format is preferred, CDs is also an acceptable format. Any resumes submitted without a portfolio or web link will not be considered.
Onsite gym and Mind, Body, Spirit reimbursement program for activities that help you be a better version of yourself
Food & Fun: Monday breakfast, Thursday meeting munchies & drinks, Surprise Snacks, Launch Parties, Monthly Years of Service Celebrations, Family Picnics, Sporting Events, Holiday Parties, the list goes on…
Superior health, dental, vision packages with a substantial employer contribution for a healthy you, healthy family, and a healthy wallet.
401k match for that day you retire to your dream island…
Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave for the day your family grows…
Generous Vacation, Holiday and Sick time for those days you need to be away…
Employee purchase program for Ubisoft titles for those days you want to play…
Amazing coworkers, visionary leadership, and a work hard, play hard attitude that will make you want to stay…
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The Recruiting Process
We feel it is important to let you know how the recruiting process works once you have submitted your resume. Here is what you can expect from us:
• You will receive confirmation that your resume was received.
• If we feel you are a good fit, a phone interview will be scheduled along with a skills test.
• The next step will be reference checks and an invite to meet us in person.
• After the onsite interview, we will make a decision on an offer.
• If we decide not to move forward at any step in the process, we will let you know and provide feedback.
Submit your application here!
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