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  • Senior Gameplay Animator United States
  • Demiurge Studios in United States, , United States
  • jobs
  • 3 weeks ago

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Are you a self directed, talented gameplay animator who has production experience with Unreal and the necessary skills to make gameplay look and feel amazing?

We’re looking for a talented gameplay animator to help our team take an original IP project from the early concept phase through launch. If you dream about beautiful animation and great gameplay and want to help define the animation style... for our next game, keep reading!

If you are a team player who possesses excellent communication skills, a strong sense of accountability, and a desire to collaborate and learn, at the very beginning phases of an original project? If so, we’d love to talk with you!

Please note, relocation assistance or remote work within the United States may be available for this role.

Responsibilities:
• Support, collaborate, and innovate solutions to improve gameplay readability, storytelling and design mechanics using animation with lean direction and support.
• A strong understanding of authoring and implementing key-frame animation for characters, creatures, and other assets.
• A gameplay-first focus. The ability to rapidly prototype and iterate on an animation to get the perfect gameplay fee.
• Champion Character, Controls, and Camera principals and apply them to both 1st and 3rd person views.
• Created and maintained animation workflows, pipelines, and processes for action games (preferably shooters) using Maya/Max/Motion Builder, and implemented them in Unreal.
• 3+ years game industry employment and at least 1+ shipped titles. We’d love to see your portfolio!
• A knack for creating and maintaining animation documentation.
• A desire to share your techniques and mentor folks.

Qualifications:
• Experience setting up character and facial rigging.
• Unreal expertise including anim blueprints, montages, and overall animation workflow.
• Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
• Eager to try new tools and tech such as local mo-cap and the latest Unreal tech.
• Self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset and the ability to operate within an agile, fast-paced, and sometimes ambiguous environment.

Nice To Have Qualifications:
• Traditional animation skills.
• Mo-cap experience (directing and clean-up).
• First person animation experience.
• ‘T-shaped’ game dev skills (other skills such as modeling, vfx, lighting, coding, etc).
• Passion for multiplayer games (PvE and PvP).
• Modeling Skills

About Us:

Headquartered in Boston, MA at Demiurge you will find a studio with an amazing, collaborative culture and a deep respect for art in all our games. With over 20 years of game development expertise and teams all over North America our commitment to sane and sustainable development is well known in the game community. We also provide co-development services to larger, best-in-industry game companies. In this capacity, Demiurge has worked with some of the industry’s biggest hitters on exciting projects including Marvel Puzzle Quest, Teamfight Tactics, and Hearthstone Battlegrounds to name a few. This is an exciting time to join Demiurge as we are developing our own independent titles as well. With tons of challenges and opportunities ahead we are always looking for great talent! If you are looking for an exciting, creative, and collaborative studio come join us on Demiurge’s next journey!

DEI Statement:

At Demiurge, we celebrate our differences and know that diverse perspectives empower us to build a stronger company and better games.

We work hard to create an equitable, safe and accessible work environment where all Demiurgers are empowered to be themselves and do their best work regardless of race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or physical or mental ability.

We thrive on self-reflection, healthy debate, and mindful listening. We respect each other’s opinions and seek new ideas.

We denounce hate, discrimination and racism in all forms.

What Demiurge Offers:
• 401K Partial Match
• Flexible work environment
• Generous PTO program including vacation days, sick days, and holidays. Earn-as-you-go plan that rolls over year to year, offering flexibility as well as the last week of December the studio closes to recharge
• Medical benefits with PPO options that start on your first day of employment
• Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) – Let us help you with your medical deductible!
• Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (HC & DC FSA)
• Commuter Reimbursement Program (Commuter FSA)
• Tuition reimbursement promoting lifelong learning
• Referral bonuses
• Bonus plan
• So. Many. Games. – Access to our huge game library!

As well as a State of the Art Boston Studio with in Office Perks:
• Free snacks and drinks!
• Demi-Lunch Tuesday – Lunch is on us!
• Game Night Food
• Ping Pong!
• Step Mania! Get your dance on!

Demiurge Studios is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, or Veteran status. Demiurge Studios also makes workplace accommodations for individuals with disabilities or special needs.

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