Animator

Alpha Dog Games @ Halifax, CA
Art

Overview

Alpha Dog Games is seeking a highly motivated Animator to create highly customizable and efficient rigs as well as animate creatures, humans, and environmental objects using the latest tools and technologies.

Responsibilities

  • Utilize the Unity engine to create high quality animation content
  • Work with the animation team to animate a wide variety of characters, environmental objects, and creatures to the defined technical and artistic parameters
  • Assist in the establishment, documentation, and maintenance of the animation pipeline
  • Collaborate across teams to solve gameplay problems while maintaining artistic vision
  • Consistently deliver animation content as outlined in the animation schedule
  • Contribute to the creative process with original ideas and inspiration

Qualifications

  • At least three years of experience in video game animation
  • Experience with animation software such as Maya or 3ds Max
  • Unity engine experience required
  • Game industry experience, shipping at least one mobile or video game title required
  • Ability to communicate effectively across teams to ensure the delivery of high quality in-game animation
  • Ability to solve complex animation problems 
  • Exhibit strong sensibility for stylized subject matter
  • Strong sense of timing and posing for action sequences
  • Deep understanding of anatomy and human kinetics and fundamental animation principals

*Demo reel or portfolio website is required with submission*

Preferred Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Arts, or 3D Design a plus
  • Modeling and texturing skills a plus

We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do – from recruiting for our studios, publishing and operations to fostering safe and respectful workplaces that encourage collaboration. Our culture is based on principles of respect, inclusion, and fair treatment and we welcome anyone into our family without regard to race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age.

Our diversity fuels our innovation and inspires us to create game worlds that bring us closer to the global community of players we serve.

What to Expect

Submit to a Position

You will receive an automated email confirming we have received your resume.

Due to the high volume of applications received, it's not possible for us to respond directly to each candidate.

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Recruiter Call

If you are selected, you will be contacted by our team for an initial phone screen to chat about your previous experience.

You may go through one or two phone interviews, and possibly a follow-up Skype call.

If your qualifications do not match the criteria of a current position, your resume will be kept on file.

Site Visit

The next step will be an invitation to come out and meet the team at the studio for onsite interviews.

In the event that we choose not to move forward at any point in the recruiting process, we will let you know.

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