Technical Animator - AAA - Malta

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Job Reference: BBBH3282
Job Type: Permanent
Sector: Artist & Animator
Location: Malta
Salary: Competitive Rate

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work directly with Animators, Designers, Modelers, and Programmers to deliver excellent character movements, facial animations, mechanics, and cutscenes.
  • Work with Programmers to improve toolkit, systems, establish rigging standards.
  • Create rigs and skinning for animated organic and mechanical objects.
  • Proactively come up with ideas on how to improve animation pipeline.
  • Troubleshoot complex problems as they arise and construct solutions to unforeseen design problems in a timely manner.
  • Instructing colleagues and documenting necessary information.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Understanding of realtime skinning, IK, physics limitations and possibilities.
  • Understanding of real-world kinematics and ability to replicate physical movement using a mix of simulation tools and baked skeletal animations.
  • Ability to come up and utilize skinning tricks (folded shoulders, 2-bone ropes).
  • Familiarity with mocap and hand created animations.
  • Experience with human, exotic, and mechanical characters/objects.
  • A passion for games.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in rigging, animation, skinning, weighting and physics.
  • At least one shipped title on consoles.
  • Proven experience in applying modern interactive character animation techniques such as blend-trees, HFSMs, IK, and partial-body animation.
  • Excellent communicator with strong verbal and written English skills (Russian/Ukrainian is a plus).
  • Excellent problem solving and time management skills.
  • Self-direction and motivation.
  • Proactive attitude.
  • Desire to help drive the improvement of the game engine year-over-year.
  • Ability to work under strict schedule and time pressure.

Preferences:

  • Experience working with procedural/physically-altered animation techniques.
  • Experience with cinematics and facial animation.

Benefits

  • Relocation package
  • Residency/Work Permit
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Lots of Sunshine

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