Associate Animator

Job Locations US-MD-Hunt Valley
Job ID
2021-2110
Category
Art
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Zenimax Online Studios is looking for a talented Associate 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 set up, block-in, and polish animations
  • Facilitate outsource animation polish by gathering asset packages, creating block-ins, reviewing daily deliverables, and gathering feedback from Animation Leads
  • Export and implement assets for review and iteration in game
  • Create and maintain technical definitions for game engine animation 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

  • Creativity and passion for game development and animation
  • Strong organizational skills with an eye for art in games
  • Shows aptitude in applying the principles of animation: anticipation, staging, posing, overlapping action, timing, exaggeration, appeal, etc.
  • Comfortable with learning new systems quickly
  • Proficiency in 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
  • Shipped or contributed to at least one game title as an Associate Animator
  • 1-2+ years of experience in game animation and implementation
  • Motion Capture clean up, characterization, and clip editing experience
  • Experience tracking assets with tools such as Jira, Confluence, and Excel
  • Experience with 2D art, illustration, and figure drawing

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