Unannounced Project Gameplay Animator (Mid to Senior)

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Bungie

We need you to help us bring Bungie’s in-game character performance to the next level. As an Animator on our team, you will be involved in all aspects of the production, from the initial concept of character movement and technical considerations of implementation to collaboration with other art teams and the creation of final animation. You will concept and finalize spectacular hand-keyed in-game animation for a variety of characters. You will support the animation team’s goals of efficient and aesthetic completion of tasks as well as participating in critique towards animation and the overall creative process.

If this is the experience you are looking for, we’d love to hear from you. We are right there with you; it's what drives us every day. Give us a shout, we want to hear from you. Be a part of our team and let's create new worlds together!

RESPONSIBILITIES       

  • Create high quality key-frame and motion captured animations
  • Implement and test animations in the game engine
  • Partner with Design to create compelling player experiences
  • Work with the Art Director and Animation Lead to help set the quality bar for asset creation
  • Collaborate with small team of peers in completing specific, gameplay-related tasks
  • Inform and communicate project schedules and asset status with the Animation Lead and production
  • Strive to optimize and enhance an effective animation pipeline while identifying workflow improvements
  • Help incorporate new tools and technologies into the pipeline
  • Ability to support and mentor other artists

REQUIRED SKILLS        

  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Experience developing and integrating animation concept to reality in game
  • Thorough knowledge of Maya animation workflows
  • Proven ability to provide leadership and direction to other animators a plus
  • Advanced understanding of mo-cap techniques a plus
Washington State Pay Range III
$118,000—$145,000 USD
Washington State Pay Range II
$86,000—$114,000 USD
So you don't meet every requirement listed in this job description? Do you think your experience level is not where it needs to be? Studies show that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they believe they meet every single qualification. Bungie is focused on building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. If you're interested in this position but your past experience doesn't line up perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we want you to apply anyway. The right role for you may be right around the corner!
 
Most Bungie full-time employees will adopt a digital first approach allowing remote work in Bungie approved locations (outside of positions identified as 100% onsite in Bellevue/Seattle, or individuals preferring a hybrid/flex environment). Prospective full-time employees located outside of CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OR, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, or WI will need to establish residency in one of the states we are compliant in within 45 days of a start date. Contractors will follow a digital first approach adhering to the location guidelines agreed upon by our third-party employer/vendor and Bungie. Bungie’s remote policy is subject to change at the company’s discretion. 

Location: Hybrid / Bungie-Approved Remote Locations

Date posted: 2023-01-03