Senior 3D Animator

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Posted
July 28, 2020
Full Time
Melbourne, AU
Remote
$80k p.a ~ $100k p.a AUD

At League of Geeks we love bringing characters to life! We're seeking a passionate senior animator to create beautiful animations, meet the technical challenges of our games, and help our animation team flourish. You have a strong grasp of fundamental animation principles, have solid experience making animations for games and can apply appropriate techniques for maximum impact within technical and gameplay constraints.

With guidance from the creative director and lead artist, as a senior animator you will contribute to the artistic vision primarily through character animation and assist in realising the game's animated visual style. You will also be expected to provide mentorship and support to other animators, and to actively collaborate with others to improve the effectiveness of our animation pipelines and processes within Maya and Unity.

We are committed to building one of the best working environments in the world, with a genuine focus on well being, skill development, and the correct ratio of pot plants to humans.

If you’re keen to work with one of the world’s leading independent studios and help us create our new, exciting original IP we’re developing in partnership with Private Division, we'd love to hear from you!

Women and other underrepresented developers, please apply! We pride ourselves on our inclusive work environment and output, so we’d love to work with you.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years relevant experience at video game development studio/s.
  • Strong knowledge of traditional animation principles and how they can be used to enhance gameplay.
  • A solid understanding of the best technical practices and requirements for making animations for videogames.
  • A strong understanding and skill for and animating body mechanics and the human bipedal figure.
  • A deep, genuine interest in a wide range of animation styles and how to achieve direction without compromising gameplay requirements.
  • The initiative, both creatively and technically, to push the quality and calibre of animation forward at the studio.
  • Detail sensitivity, a proven aesthetic eye and strong design sensibilities.
  • Excellent communication, creative collaboration and teamwork skills.
  • A commitment to working in a professional, inclusive and supportive environment.
  • A passion for motivating, inspiring, mentoring and educating your fellow team members.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and oversee animation for characters and creatures, and any kind of animation the game requires.
    With the help of technical artists, build and prototype animation pipe-lines and procedures.
  • Providing feedback and mentoring for other animators, both technical and creative.
  • Collaborate with other artists and the broader team to help bring the project vision to life.
  • Actively improve skill set by keeping up to date with industry trends and techniques.
  • Provide mentoring, feedback and assist in the career development of other team members, when relevant.
  • Conduct design research into industry best practices and design solutions.
  • High attention to detail, a proven aesthetic eye and strong design sensibilities.
  • Excellent communication, creative collaboration and teamwork skills.
  • A commitment to working in a professional, inclusive and supportive environment.
  • A passion for mentoring and educating your fellow team members.

Benefits:

  • Weekly bring-your-dog-to-work day on Monday. Yeah, dogs!
  • Talent development, mentorship and support.
  • Monthly self-directed professional development days.
  • Flexible work arrangement opportunities and family-friendly considerations.
  • Menstrual, Menopause and Parental leave.
  • Sustainable work hours.
  • Friday afternoon team social events.
  • Annual Summer family picnic, Winter Feast and MIGW party.
  • Located in The Arcade, one of the world’s first videogame co-working spaces.
  • Located in Melbourne, Australia. World’s most liveable city seven years in a row.

How to Apply:

Send an up-to-date CV, cover letter and link to examples of your work to senior3d.animator.job@leagueofgeeks.com

Important Stuff:

  • Application period will close Monday, September 7 (CoB). We wish to fill this position by October 5th.
  • Base salary on offer (excluding benefits) is between $80k p.a - $100k p.a AUD, dependent on experience and expertise of the applicant.
  • Relocation assistance is available for the perfect applicant.

Please note that due to the large volume of applications we receive, there will be a slow response time but we will endeavour to get back to everyone who shows interest!

COVID-19 Hiring Update: We’ve transitioned to a work-from-home model and are continuing to interview and hire during this time. For the safety of staff and applicants, all interview stages will take place via video conference.

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