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Technical Animator
Location: Halifax
Manager: Art Director

Job Description:

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 and will makesure to use the best practices.

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

4+ years of relevant industry experience
Bachelor of Arts degree desired
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, MotionBuilder 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

Social advantages and work conditions:
Competitive basic wage rate
Collective 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

Our client will need:
Current CV / Resume
Portfolio in one or more of the following formats: URL or website; zip file of samples or CD portfolio

We appreciate all applicants however only qualified candidates will be contacted for further discussion.
Christine Eisenhauer

Senior Account Manager
Archway Search Consultants


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