Senior Animator

Animation · Frisco, Texas
Department Animation
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Senior Animator


A Senior Animator at The Gearbox Entertainment Company joins the Animation team with a heavy focus on character animation and is responsible for authoring stunning animation content, collaborating with other animators, and closely adhering to production schedules. The ideal candidate for this position demonstrates animation prowess, a strong drive to grow and improve, and refined interpersonal skills. The Senior Animator reports directly to the Animation Lead.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Create blockings, placeholders, and fully polished keyframe animations
  • Clean and polish motion capture data with high fidelity
  • Ensure animations delivered reach the project’s quality expectations
  • Prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Participate in team planning meetings
  • Actively contribute to team meetings, team post-mortems, and other team exercises
  • Remain flexible regarding shifting production priorities
  • Create high-quality cinematic animations
  • Work in JIRA to provide status updates and show task progress
  • Assist in motion capture direction or shoots

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Required

 

  • 5+ years of industry experience with a Resume and Demo Reel to review
  • Autodesk Maya expertise
  • Enthusiastic, positive, team-oriented; must have the ability to interact and collaborate with all departments and disciplines
  • Understanding of animation production techniques and processes
  • Good technical knowledge of UE4 or other game engines

 

Desired 

 

  • Experience with task tracking software such as JIRA
  • Experience with Character Rigging and Mel / Python Scripting (Maya) 
  • Experience with UE4 Blueprint
  • Experience with 3DS Max
  • Experience with version control systems (Perforce, Subversion, Git, etc.)

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  • Location
    Frisco, Texas
  • Department
    Animation
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced