Senior Animator (Titanfall) at Respawn

Senior Animator (Titanfall) at Respawn

The team is looking for a highly skilled Senior Animator who will embrace their philosophy and share his/her hard-earned expertise to create an incredible experience for their players.

Responsibilities

  • Create a variety of awesome animations for AI systems, scripted in-game scenes, vehicles and environments within Maya.
  • Work with Motion Capture data in Maya when necessary.
  • Implement animations into the project's engine with full ownership of your work.
  • Work with multiple departments such as Art, Design, and Code to complete tasks. Communication is key to understanding how each discipline contributes to the asset.
  • Take animations from conceptualization to shipping without direction if necessary.

 

Skills & Requirements

  • 5+ years’ professional game development experience.
  • A strong understanding of video game animation development.
  • Very strong keyframing ability. Ability to keyframe realistic human motion.
  • Ability to critique your own work as needed. Do you have "the eye"?
  • Ability to handle critiques. The more feedback you receive, the more you can tailor your work towards what is best for the game.
  • Must be a strong team contributor. Sounds cliche, but it is very important to our success.
  • Must enjoy what you love. Animation!
  • Mastery of relevant software packages such Maya.
  • Passion for making and playing games.
  • Experience with first person weapons and full body animations.
  • Motion Capture cleanup experience.

 

Offer

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and other health and welfare plans.
  • Disability, Life, and AD&D insurance benefits.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for heath and child care.
  • 401K with company match and no vesting period.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
  • Generous parental leave for new parents.
  • Free games and company store with discounts on games and consoles.
  • Other perks include education assistance, commuter benefits, adoption assistance, legal services, mental health support, and group home, auto, and pet insurance.
  • Paid time off, as well as holiday office closures including shutdown between Christmas and New Year's.
  • Company-sponsored team events such as regular staff parties, food trucks, tournaments, movie screenings, game conventions, Ragnar relay races, and launch parties.
  • Game room with a pool table, ping pong, foosball, arcade and tabletop games. 
  • Fully stocked kitchens with fresh fruit, breakfast, snacks, and more.
  • Convenient meal order service for on-site lunch deliveries.
  • State of the art on-site gym with 24/7 access.
  • On-site yoga classes, massages, and car washes.
  • A variety of interest groups and outdoor activities to join with other Respawn Employees: table top games club, poker club, beer club, kit-bashing club, running/hiking, biking, basketball, and soccer among others.
  • Friendly, caring co-workers and management.

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