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  • Principal Animator - Ouro Interactive Lincoln
  • Meta Inc in Lincoln, WA, United States
  • jobs
  • 2 weeks ago

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Summary:
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A Technical Animator is responsible for establishing and maintaining high quality character rigs, animations, and animation state machines for a wide range of characters. This entails working closely with Art, Design, and Engineering to create and iterate on expressive and responsive characters and props for our games.Ouro Interactive is Oculus Studios’ newest 1st Party game studio, and Meta’s first in-house game studio dedicated exclusively to creating lighthouse games for Horizon Worlds. As a Technical Animator for Ouro Interactive, you’ll be at the forefront of shipping VR-best experiences for the ever-expanding Horizon metaverse.
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Required Skills:
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Principal Animator - Ouro Interactive Responsibilities:
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Partner closely with and lead the art and design teams in defining and developing animation content.
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Develop expressive character rigs that are lightweight and performant for VR platforms.
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Responsible for authoring high quality skin weights for a wide range of character types.
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Responsible for creating animation state machines that can be driven by engineers and iterated on by designers.
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Must be able to quickly solve issues with cross-functional leads.
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Responsible for creating and maintaining documentation for our animation pipeline including rigging, tooling, and general animation pipeline.
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Be an owner of the animation domain, providing top class, performant, virtual-reality artwork.
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Must be able to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
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Minimum Qualifications:
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Minimum Qualifications:
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Experience rigging and animating in Blender or a desire to learn.
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Experience with Unity, Unreal or equivalent game engine with experience using animation state machines.
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Expert level experience within the real-time animation domain.
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Expert experience crafting rigs, animations, and state machines for a wide variety of characters.
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Experience communicating across teams including engineers, artists, and designers.
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Sense of timing and a keen eye for details that enhance a user's experience.
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Experienced collaborating, iterating, and solving problems with our designers, and engineers.
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Experienced working independently and manage one’s time.
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Experience shipping products with stringent runtime performance constraints, such as complex mobile, virtual, or mixed reality games.
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Expert leadership and mentoring skills necessary to provide support and constructive feedback.
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Preferred Qualifications:
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Preferred Qualifications:
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Experience animating props, and weapons.
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Experience in working with Python.
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Experience using perforce or similar version control software.
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Public Compensation:
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$153,000/year to $212,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits
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Industry: Internet
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Equal Opportunity:
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Meta is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Meta participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law. Please note that Meta may leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in connection with applications for employment.
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Meta is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at
Lincoln WA USA

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