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Senior Animator

The Believer Company

The Believer Company

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Posted on Friday, December 15, 2023

Senior Animator

We're looking to build a world-class team of game-makers: folks bursting with creativity, who balance candor with compassion, and always, always, always hold themselves and their peers accountable to what's best for players.

We are looking for an accomplished Animator to help realize the vision for animation, from a craft perspective. This game will be an open world, co-op experience filled with memorable characters and beautiful environments. The Senior/Principal Animator will create animations for all areas of the game, 'breathing life' into our roster of larger than life characters and visually stunning game world!

What you'll do:

  • Create world-class, stylized key-framed animations across the whole project - using Maya and Unreal

  • Be a core contributor towards exploring and establishing the animation style for our game

  • Report to our Sr Animation Director, who you will partner with, together with our Animation Team, to help realize our goals for breathing life into the plethora of wondrous characters, creatures and beasts inhabiting our game.

  • Work with our Narrative Team to ensure that we understand our characters and can bring them to life in a way that reinforces 'who they are' through considered performance-related choices

  • Provide feedback to, and help mentor other Animators on the team

  • Work with our Design and Engineering teams to create animation content with a 'gameplay first' mentality that also empowers the animation craft

  • Work with our Tech Artists to help guide the rigging and tooling requirements of the animation team

  • Help improve animation-related workflows and pipelines to ensure they’re both intuitive and efficient to use

  • Collaborate with our Character and Concept Art teams to ensure that our characters are created with consideration towards both animation and design requirements

You are a great fit if:

  • You have 5+ years of experience creating stylized, characterful, key-framed animation to a very high standard, ideally across both cinematic content (movies/tv/trailers) and videogames

  • You have experience creating animation content for different character types, from bipedal characters of various size/shape/proportions - to - fantastical, exotic creatures of varying scales and complexity.

  • You have experience creating animations for all different types of performances, from action and combat sequences - to more nuanced, well-observed character moments that require considered acting choices

  • You have experience with camera animation and knowledge of cinematography

  • You have experience balancing ‘look and feel’ for both simple and advanced player mechanics that use character animation

  • You have an advanced level of experience working with Maya

  • You have experience contributing to developing animation workflows and pipelines

  • You have experience creating animation content that works together with procedural systems like cloth sim, ragdoll physics, springs, IK solutions

Please note - research shows that certain groups of candidates may not apply to jobs unless they meet every single requirement. If you see yourself at Believer but don't check every single requirement, we would still love to be in touch with you for current and future opportunities.

What we offer:

Annual salary range: $135,000-$195,000

Making great games is hard, so we do our best to make the other parts less hard.

  • Great compensation package and equity

  • Medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance. Believer pays 100% of monthly costs for these plans

  • 401(k) with 100% employer matching up to 6% of salary

  • Access to Rightway service to help you navigate health insurance

  • Spring Health mental health services

  • 10 observed holidays + 10 days for Winter Break and "Take What You Need" PTO policy

  • Remote-friendly team #LI-Remote

  • We are committed to continuing to expand our benefits and perks to support all Believers

Diversity

Believer is committed to creating a diverse environment where Believers of all backgrounds can do their best work and grow professionally. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

About The Believer Company

Believer is a global games company with developers all over the world, headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

We've built our lives around creating and serving games we're proud of — from Words With Friends to League of Legends, from Destiny to Plants vs. Zombies. We hope you've enjoyed them, and if our wishes have come true, you're still playing them today.

We still think this is just the beginning.

We are Believers, bonded together by a deep love for players, and a commitment to put them at the center of the games we create, the worlds we build, the stories we tell, and the business we run to keep the fun going for as long as players keep believing.

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