Senior 3D Animator

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Jam City

As a leading mobile games developer, Jam City is looking to “level up” our talent. We’re on the hunt for innovators who consider themselves dynamic, collaborative and thrive in a fast-paced environment. 

PERKS & BENEFITS
Unlimited Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Kin Care & Holidays*
100% Covered Medical and Company-Sponsored Dental & Vision (Plans Vary)*
Life Insurance, 401k, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter Benefits & More*
Wellness Activities & Programs (Yoga & Zumba)
12 Weeks Paid Parental Leave*
Happy Hours
Company Events
Dog-Friendly*
*Only applies to full-time positions.

ABOUT THE ROLE
We are currently looking for a talented Senior 3D Animator to join our tightly knit group of artists and animators! The ideal candidate will have experience in games and a strong passion for creating fun and exciting animation. You will work alongside our world-class animation team to create visually stunning animations for our upcoming and live games!

**In order to be considered, you MUST provide us with a Demo Reel with examples of your most current acting and creature animation work. Along with your reel, you should provide a shot breakdown with an explanation of responsibilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Develop, maintain, and create high-quality animation for real-time 3D game assets. This includes anything from short loops and locomotion cycles to full-blown cinematics with camera and character/creature animation.
    • Work with the Lead Animator to help refine and maintain the animation style and feel in the game.
    • Work with fellow artists and engineers to implement animation.

QUALIFICATIONS

    • A minimum of 5 years of experience animating characters using Maya or an equivalent 3D program.
    • Exceptional skill in 3D character animation, animating bipedal, humanoid figures as well as other organic forms.
    • Strong understanding of traditional animation principles and how they can be used to establish character personality and enhance overall gameplay.
    • Self-motivated, excellent communicator, and a great team-player attitude.
    • Technical experience working with Maya and game engines such as Unity or Unreal.
    • Expertly apply basic animation principles to in-game animation: timing, acting, & body mechanics.
    • Capable of giving feedback & mentoring animators (both in-house and outsource as needed).
    • Proven problem-solving and prototyping ability, collaborating within the animation team and across adjacent teams.

NICE TO HAVE

    • Have shipped AAA and/or mobile games as a 3D character animator.
    • Outstanding 2D animation skills.
    • TV or film animation experience.
    • A passion for video games.
    • Experience in FX or particle animation.
    • Skill in one or more related disciplines – illustration, modeling, rigging, or technical art.
In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation for this role.  The range listed is just one component of Jam City's total compensation package for employees, which may also include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled.  Starting pay for the successful applicant will depend on a variety of job-related factors, which may include education, training, experience, certifications, location, business needs, or market demands. This range is based on a full-time position. This range may be modified in the future. In addition, Jam City provides a variety of benefits to employees, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, parental leave, paid time off, a 401(k) plan, life, disability, and accident insurance.  Pay Range: $63,500 — $111,000 salary per year.

CHECK OUT LIFE AS A JAM CITIZEN:
- Company news and events on our LinkedIn
- Company Blog
- Employee Feedback on our Comparably page
- Find videos on our teams and games on our Youtube

OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION
We believe in creating games that unite people across the world and that showcase our commitment to providing an environment that is both inclusive and diverse for our players and employees. We strive to create a workforce that is reflective of our global player community as we know that we are stronger and better when we play together. To help promote an inclusive culture, we celebrate the visible and invisible diversity of our Jam Citizens through initiatives including Employee Resource Groups, cultural events, trainings, speaker series, and more. 

Jam City is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, age, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, religion, ethnicity, marital, or domestic partnerships status, disability, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expressions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws. Our management is committed to following this policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruiting, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.

ABOUT JAM CITY
Jam City is an award-winning mobile entertainment studio providing unique and deeply engaging games that appeal to a broad, global audience.

Led by CEO Chris DeWolfe, former MySpace co-founder and CEO, and COO Josh Yguado, former 20th Century Fox executive, Jam City is the creative powerhouse behind some of the highest-grossing and most enduring mobile games. Jam City’s global franchise Cookie Jam has generated more than half a billion dollars, and Panda Pop has more than 120 million downloads to date.

The company also is the go-to studio for Hollywood, having developed immersive, narrative-rich mobile games around iconic entertainment brands. The company’s popular RPG game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was the #1 game in more than 40 countries at its launch in April 2018.

Jam City has nine studios located in Los Angeles (HQ), Berlin, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Burbank, Cedar Falls, San Diego, San Francisco, and Toronto.
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Location: San Francisco, CA

Date posted: 2023-01-03