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Senior Technical Artist (Animation)

Irvine, California. Animation / Art March 31, 2022

Job Title:
Senior Technical Artist (Animation)

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Description:
Imagendary Studios is seeking a highly skilled and talented Senior Animation Technical Artist to join our core team developing high quality AAA games and cinematic animation. The ideal candidate is a skilled Technical Artist with experience in animation. You will be collaborating with artists, designers and engineers to develop efficient, intuitive workflows, build production tools, and identify performance metrics parameters.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with our core team members to develop efficient, maintainable workflows capable of supporting a large, complex project with a wide range of animation needs.
  • Develop tools and workflows to support animators.
  • Develop and maintain runtime animation graphs.
  • Provide direct support to the animation team.
  • Work with Engineering to develop best practices, technical guidelines, and performance metrics for animation.
  • Document workflows and advocate best practices.
  • Have knowledge of the latest industry’s technological developments and research cutting-edge solutions to apply them into the projects.
  • Experienced working with motion capture data.
  • Contribute to the growth of a startup studio.

Requirements:

  • 4+ years of professional experience in the game/film industry as a Technical Artist focusing on animation.
  • Fluent in one or more programming language (Python, C#, C++, etc.).
  • Solid technical background with ability to design and implement systems.
  • Solid understanding of kinematics, animation principles and ability to translate this into tangible production tools and processes.
  • Experience with runtime animation tools, techniques and capabilities (Unity, Havok Behavior, Natural Motion, or proprietary systems, etc.).
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.

Pluses:

  • Lead or team management experience in AAA game development or Film production.
  • Familiarity with combat, environment, and character design workflows.

Imagendary Studios was launched in January 2021 with a vision to be the IP development of stories and world building for the next generation AAA games and cinematic animations. We have 50+ team members with two locations in Irvine California and Shanghai China. We are committed to building a global community that embraces diversity, authenticity and creativity. We provide generous benefits and perks with an eye on balancing true work and life. We’ve worked hard to shape and build a strong collaborative and creative environment, an inclusive and diverse workplace culture, and professional growth training opportunities. Our people are everything and our goal is clear. We strive to deliver the most unique and extraordinary entertainment experience to players and audiences across the world. Join us!

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