Senior Animator

gunfire-games

Gunfire Games

Senior Animator

SUMMARY OF POSITION

Gunfire Games is seeking an experienced Senior 3D Animator who is passionate about working on games and animations, has a great eye for detail and is always striving to push their work to the highest possible level. You will be working closely with the tech team and designers in both 3ds Max and Unreal Engine to help us on current and future titles. The ideal candidate has experience working as an animator in the games industry and has an excellent understanding of the principles of animation. The candidate should have excellent skills in 3D animation software, preferably 3ds Max and can set realistic estimates for their own scope of work and deliver that work on time. We’re looking for someone who is motivated, committed, and a true team player as well as knowledgeable of common practices and a solid understanding of industry trends.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create high quality animations that portray character personalities consistent with the style and vision as laid out by the Creative Director and/or Art Director

  • Demonstrate a superior sense of posing, timing, and weight

  • Continuously push the quality of the animations

  • Help to identify and solve animation process and implementation issues

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • 6+ years of Animation experience, 2+ in Senior Animator role

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills

  • Strong knowledge and experience of working with custom character rigs

  • Strong knowledge and experience of creating hand-keyed character animations

  • Strong knowledge and experience working with motion capture

  • Ability to work in 3ds Max using proprietary animation tools

  • Understanding of the technical limitations of game engines and console platforms

  • Willingness to accept and provide direction and work well under pressure

  • Flexibility to cope with frequent iterations

  • Must be currently eligible to work in the USA

PLUSES

  • Extensive experience with Unreal Engine

  • Cinematic knowledge

  • Experience with character and prop rigging

SKILLS WE LOOK FOR

  • Experience working as an animator in the games industry

  • Excellent understanding of the principles of animation

  • Excellent skills in 3D animation software, preferably 3dsMax

  • Passionate about video games and animation

  • Strong ability to deliver on time and to set realistic time estimates for own work

  • Motivated & committed - good team player with a can-do attitude

  • Knowledge of common practices and the understanding of industry trends

The above list of job duties is not exclusive or exhaustive and the hired applicant may be required to undertake additional tasks as may be reasonably expected to perform.

Apply to: jobs@gunfiregames.com

Gunfire Games LLC is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran’s status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation or any other category protected by law. 

Work-From-Home

Due to state and city regulations, we have currently adopted a work-from-home model. Although we cannot wait to get back in our awesome, newly renovated studio, the safety of our team is priority #1. We will continue to adhere to regulations and assess the safety of returning to the studio when the time comes.

Location: Austin, TX

Date posted: 2021-12-11