Animator

Job Locations US-MD-Hunt Valley
Job ID
2021-2109
Category
Art
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Zenimax Online Studios is looking for an experienced and motivated Animator to join our team and help us create exciting AAA games! In this position you will be working in a tight-knit Animation Outsourcing department under the supervision of the Animation Outsourcing Manager and Animation Director to collaborate on cross-functional teams on a daily basis. The ideal candidate will be a passionate animator with an eye for quality that can split their attention toward the needs of multiple teams and endeavors.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Outsourcing Managers and Animation Leads to create high quality animation content
  • Collaborate with Designers to solve gameplay problems while maintaining artistic vision
  • Contribute to the creative process with original ideas and inspiration
  • Facilitate outsource animation by gathering asset packages, creating block-ins, reviewing deliverables, and providing animation feedback
  • Export and implement assets for review and iteration in game
  • Create and maintain technical definitions for game engine asset usage
  • Maintain familiarity with game content, gameplay, and game cosmetics to help communicate status among related departments
  • Test animation implementations to ensure they are functioning properly, help identify issues, and polish animations to improve the player experience

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of professional experience as an Animator
  • Technical experience working with game engines and game animation implementation
  • Creativity and passion for game development and animation
  • Strong organizational skills to track and manage a large number of animation deliverables, products, and experiences
  • Strong skills in applying the principles of animation: anticipation, staging, posing, overlapping action, timing, exaggeration, appeal, etc.
  • Aptitude for learning new systems quickly
  • Proficiency for animation with 3DS Max or Maya
  • Must be willing to complete an animation test
  • Must provide a demo reel that includes examples of previous animation work

Preferred Skills

  • Passion for video games and Elder Scrolls Online
  • Credited with AAA game development title as an Animator
  • Experience working with Motion Capture Animation in game development pipelines
  • Experience tracking assets with tools such as Jira, Confluence, and Excel
  • Experience with 2D art, illustration, and figure drawing

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