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Animator

We are looking for an experienced Animator who can bring their knowledge, creativity and experience to a fast-paced, development environment. The successful candidate will be responsible for animating characters and objects on upcoming game titles.


The ideal candidate will have a strong art & animation background, multiple game credits and a passion for shipping high quality products with a fun, collaborative team.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create keyframe animations (in Maya) for in-game character movement and real-time cinematics
  • Setup character animation systems and controls in Unity and/or Unreal
  • Collaborate with the team to ensure animations fit within technical requirements and support the overall gameplay vision


REQUIREMENTS:

  • Solid understanding of the principles of animation (squash/stretch, timing, overlap, anticipation, staging, appeal, etc.)
  • Impressive portfolio full of animation examples showing a wide range of style and emotion
  • Expertise in Maya
  • 3+ years professional game production experience in an Animator role
  • Character rigging and skin weighting a HUGE plus, but not a requirement
  • Shipped at least 1 game title, from pre-production to final release (PC, console, or mobile)
  • Working knowledge of Perforce (or source control equivalent)
  • Comfortable iterating on ideas using rapid prototyping techniques (blockouts, roughs)
  • Positive team-oriented attitude with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proactive and self-motivated (comfortable working without direct supervision)
  • Must have a sense of humor
  • Must be comfortable working in a small, highly collaborative team
  • Must be able to accept critique of your work and have the ability to embrace change


PERKS + BENEFITS

  • 100% Company paid health & dental benefits
  • 401(k) with a company match
  • Generous paid time off each year
  • Opportunity for career growth
  • Flexible dress code
  • Kitchen stocked with snacks
  • Pet Friendly


ABOUT ROOSTER TEETH:

Rooster Teeth is a pioneering studio responsible for some of the biggest online series in history, such as the award-winning and longest-running web series, Red vs. Blue. They also produce the globally acclaimed animated series RWBY, the first western anime series to be distributed in Japan; the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast; and Immersion, a reality format that brings video game theory to the real world. Rooster Teeth has a massive global footprint of more than 25 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 3 million unique monthly visitors to its RoosterTeeth.com hub and 1.8 million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003, and is now a subsidiary of Fullscreen, Inc., a global youth media company that develops online creators and produces multi-platform entertainment experiences. Discover more at RoosterTeeth.com.

Team: Games

Location: Austin

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