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Want to work with a world class team that is committed to changing the face of the entertainment industry? Join us in building an environment where creatives of all backgrounds can thrive and bring unique and compelling stories to market.
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Brass Lion Entertainment is seeking a Senior Technical Animator to join a talented and diverse team currently working on a new, unannounced Action-RPG title.

The right candidate for this position will work closely with the Animation, Art, and Design Directors to establish an iconic, stylized look for the next generation of consoles and PC. You will create innovative rigs and tools to allow our characters to come to life. Your expertise will support and inspire the creation of engaging and unique animation and gameplay experiences.

Brass Lion Entertainment has employees based in New York City, Montréal, and remote locations across Canada and United States.

• Work directly with art and animation teams to create rigs, props... and weapons to support the project's needs from Maya to Unreal.
• Develop tools, pipelines, and documentations for artists, animators, and designers for efficient workflows both in 3D software and in Unreal.
• Collaborate with art, animation, design, and programming to develop animation, gameplay, and other systems.
• Setup various assets and systems in engine including characters, blueprints, IK, and other systems.
• Research and develop new tools, methods, and workflows to support the style of the game.
• Assist in troubleshooting and supporting technical issues within 3D software and Unreal.
• Develop and maintain standards for assets and depot structures.

Required Qualifications
• Significant professional experience in a game development environment, preferably AAA games.
• Expert knowledge in character and prop rigging, skinning, tool creation.
• Expert knowledge and experience with art and animation workflow, pipelines and tools.
• Experience using Unreal to setup characters and animations.
• Knowledge of programming languages such as Python, Mel, C#/C++, Maya API.
• Located and authorized for work in the US or Canada.

As a part of the application process, you will be expected to provide a portfolio and/or demo reel of your work.

Skills & Attributes
• Self-driven with an ability to adapt and thrive in a dynamic remote work environment
• Excellence in collaborative, interpersonal and communication skills
• Understanding of systemic gameplay, and iterative development methodology
• Foundational skills and a strong grasp for traditional animation techniques
• Self-motivated drive to help continue to develop and support new tools and more efficient workflows and animation style

Desired Qualifications
• Cross disciplinary skills in game development.
• Experience supporting external teams a plus.
• Expert level knowledge of Unreal (Blueprints, EventGraphs, AnimGraphs, State Machines, Retargeting)

What We Offer
• A POC-majority studio propelled by an inclusive culture and a diverse workforce that fosters belongingness
• 100% remote work model
• Comprehensive and generous benefits package (dental, vision, life insurance, extended health care, telemedicine, mental health and wellness)
• 401(k), paid holidays and vacation, flexible sick day policy, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave

Note: Brass Lion will be developing a remote/co-located team structure for all team members within the United States and Canada. We understand each person's circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore all possible options. Only candidates located and authorized to work in Canada and United States will be contacted.

Salary Transparency: The standard base pay range for this role is CDN$100,000 - CDN$160,000 Annual (USD$100,000 - USD$140,000). Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location
Montreal QC


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