Unannounced Project Viewmodel Animator (Mid to Senior)

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Bungie

Bungie is looking to hire a 1st Person Viewmodel Animator for our unannounced project! Are you passionate about creating immersive player fantasies through your animation in a real-time environment? We need someone to balance the creative art of animation with the technical challenge of delivering on our promise of a world class gameplay experience.

As a 1st Person Animator, you will be involved in all aspects of production, from the initial concept of player motion to technical considerations of implementation, to collaboration with other art and design teams on the look and feel of our 1st and 3rd person combat. You will support the Animation Team's goals of efficient completion of tasks as well as participating in critique towards the overall creative process. Most importantly, you will empower the player through fun animation performances.

If you are self-driven, are the ultimate team player and possess the desire to make great games, this is the opportunity to hone your skills at the next level. We’d love to hear from you. We are right there with you; it's what drives us every day. Be a part of our team and let's create new worlds together!

RESPONSIBILITIES          

  • Create high quality 1st & 3rd person animations through keyframe and motion capture editing
  • Advocate the player experience, and work with design on the future of our combat
  • Work with the Art Director and Animation Lead to ensure quality and consistency across asset creation
  • Collaborate cross discipline in completing projects and tasks
  • Strive to optimize and enhance an effective animation pipeline while identifying workflow improvements
  • Promote a positive attitude and a desire to grow yourself and others

REQUIRED SKILLS           

  • Solid understanding of 1st person gameplay mechanics, immersive camera motion and core game design principals
  • Experience animating 1st person and 3rd person content
  • Experience collaborating and communicating with multiple disciplines, peers and managers
  • Advanced understanding of the core principals of animation
  • Ability to problem solve creative solutions
  • Desire and skillset to create world class games
  • Thorough knowledge of Maya

NICE-TO-HAVE SKILLS   

  • Ability to provide leadership and direction to other animators
  • Passion for FPS games
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