Senior Technical Animator

Our Client is leading AAA console/PC studio currently working on their new IP (AAA console/PC shooter). We are looking for a Senior Technical Animator to join their New York team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Characters, creatures and props rigging and skinning
Implementing characters in Unreal Engine 4 including cloth, physics and blueprint setups
Work closely with modelers and animators to ensure a smooth development pipeline that delivers high quality assets
Assisting with pipeline tools and working with engine and project leads on continuous improvement of those engine tools
Ability to provide clean assets or code within established systems and requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience with Maya, specializing in rigging/skinning
Ability to create tools and write scripts to help improve the animation pipeline
AAA Game industry experience with shipped title/s
Good understanding of anatomy and character movement
Character skinning with close attention to physical deformation
Physics simulation on cloth, hair and other physics items
Excellent communication skills with the ability to clearly provide technical feedback into the PREFERENCE 
Knowledge of current technology and trends in video games
Team Player
Passion for games
Language: English

PREFERENCE TO APPLICANTS WITH

Knowledge of facial rigs for games, television or film
Familiarity with Unreal Engine 4 art production pipelines
Python scripting experience
Modeling and animation experience

WHAT THEY OFFER

A competitive salary and performance–based bonuses
Personal development opportunities in a diverse, multicultural environment
Work in a creative team with people full of passion for what they do
100% company paid Medical, Dental and Vision plans
Discounted gym memberships
4 weeks of paid vacation
Business trips and integration events
Comprehensive assistance in relocation




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