Technical Animator

Job Number: R10007587
Brand: FoxNext
Job Type: Arts & Graphics
Location: Playa Vista, California, United States of America
Job Posting Date: March 20, 2019
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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

FoxNext

We are a collection of enduring brands and iconic, unforgettable characters. We create content for audiences big and small, reaching billions of people every day. Most of all, we are many individuals, each uniquely talented, each a critical piece to our puzzle, who collectively become a power. Desire to thrill and engage? Join us as we engage and inspire.

JOB DESCRIPTION

FoxNext Games, a world-class mobile game development studio, is in search of a Technical Animator/Rigging Artist to join our development team on MARVEL STRIKE FORCE. We need a strong creative contributor with an exceptional understanding of the rigging and skinning processes, as well as the ability to create key framed character and creature animations. Your passion for games and the Marvel Universe helps you bring to life your favorite heroes and villains, and contribute to one of the most visually ambitious mobile experiences ever.

Team

FoxNext Games Los Angeles is on a never-ending mission to create unforgettable games for mobile devices. Our studio was built by passionate game makers dedicated to crafting playful, smart, addictively fun experiences. We care about accessibility, depth, innovation, and production values... but most of all we care about our community of players. We don’t just make games, we play and love them too, making player empathy a core value for all of us.

If you’re thinking about joining our close-knit team you should love games, be world-class at making them, and understand fundamentally that great business results come from great games and loyal players. At FoxNext LA, located just three miles from the Pacific in Playa Vista CA, you’ll be working with some of the best developers in the world from hit games and franchises including Command & Conquer, Battle for Middle-earth, Empires & Allies, and Diablo.


 

Day to Day:

  • Support the character animation pipeline by rigging, skinning and integrating characters and props
  • Develop, document and maintain the animation production pipelines, tools, and processes
  • Troubleshoot, debug and fix technical issues related to technical character setup and implementation
  • Communicate across departments and develop best practices for the most efficient approach to integrating animation into the game engine
  • Create hand keyed 3D animations of creature and humanoid characters that reflect the personalities of Marvel characters
  • Collaborate with design team and animation lead to conceptualize exciting combat actions
  • Actively advance skill sets and abilities by keeping aware of industry trends and techniques, while researching new software related to animation and game development
  • Consistently strive to exceed the highest quality standards of the studio

Required Experience and Skills:

  • 3+ years of experience rigging, skinning, and animating in Maya for game systems like Unity or Unreal
  • Ability to work under minimal direction to determine and develop strategies to solve challenging technical issues
  • Knowledge and experience with MEL or Python
  • Excellent understanding of skin weighting and deformation
  • Portfolio demonstrating strong rigging, skinning, and animation skills
  • Thorough understanding of animation principles and the ability to create dynamic key framed animation
  • Passionate about learning, problem solving, and providing support to help others
  • Art or Animation related college or university degree: BA or BFA

Desirable Experience and Skills:

  • Experience with mobile development, live F2P games in particular
  • Experience with fighting/combat system development
  • Credit on multiple shipped titles
  • Familiar with the Marvel universe

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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