Jobby: Technical Animator, Halifax

By Mike Valiquette

Technical Animator – Fulltime
Location: Halifax

Description
Are you looking for a new and different experience? You have the
necessary experience and leadership to drive a project’s vision in order to make the best games? You might be our ideal candidate!

As a technical animator, you will be in charge of improving the
animation processes and create rigs conforming to the technical guidelines of the selected engines and platforms. You will also be in charge of supporting the animation and modeling team on the technical side.

Responsibilities
Provide unique solutions to improve the creative and animation
processes in a collaborative environment
Create animation rigs conforming to the technical guidelines of the target platform and engine
Create animation state flows and motion trees for the target platform and engine
Support the animation and character department
Responsible for seeking feedback from peers and leads
Responsible for following direction from their Creative Director, Art Director and Associates
Will capably and consistently meet project deadlines and milestones set by project leads and Art Director
Build animation solutions that meet the needs of the game
Mentor other artists in best practices, processes and procedures
pertaining to production animation

Requirements
4+ years of relevant industry experience
Bachelor of Arts degree a plus
Minimum of one year as a technical animator on a current generation console title
Experience working with motion capture data, tools, techniques and processes a plus
Excellent knowledge and understanding of the video game development process
Demonstrated knowledge and application of next gen processes and techniques in your portfolio
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
Proficient with standard industry tools like 3ds Max, MotionBuilderc and a high capacity to learn new tools and processes
Passion for the industry and an understanding of industry trends and technologies
Knowledge of or experience with the Gamebryo Engine a plus
Strong interpersonal, problem solving and analytical abilities
Ability to work effectively in both individual and team settings
Bilingual (English and French) a plus Benefits
Competitive basic wage rate
Comprehensive benefit plan including full family coverage for medical, dental and optometric care
Relocation packages offered to candidates from outside the city or
country. (Help in obtaining the visa, etc.)
Flexible vacation and statutory holidays
One week paid vacation between Christmas and New Year’s
The position is 40 hours a week – Monday through Friday, on site

Contact: rmacdonald@gsa-search.com

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