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Tech Animator

First Contact is seeking a Tech Animator to help take our Characters, Weapons, and Pipeline to the next level. The ideal candidate is a problem solver, a creative thinker, and is up for the challenge in making the best AAA VR title possible.

Area

Animation

Job Type

Location

Full Time

Santa Monica, CA USA

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Work with Art and Animation departments to create the best animated end product possible for our games

  • Develop rigging and deformation solutions using our, Maya based, scripted rig build system

  • Work within our existing codebase, as well as write new tools to improve the efficiency of our rigging, deformation, and animation pipeline in Maya

  • Utilize animation tools within the Unreal Engine to achieve the best representation of our characters, weapons and props in game

  • Push the limits of what is possible in VR

 
REQUIREMENTS
  • A demo reel demonstrating tools, rigging, user interface design, and technical ability. (Please provide a breakdown of your contributions to what we see on the demo reel)

  • 3+ years experience in games or related field

  • Expert knowledge of Maya tools and architecture

  • Working experience with Unreal Engine

  • Proficient with Python scripting in Maya

  • Solid math skills, with a good understanding of how matrices and vectors work

  • Comfortable wearing multiple hats and problem solving both in DCC and in Unreal Engine

  • Must be currently authorized to work in the US for any employer (All work will take place at our Santa Monica headquarters)

  • Ability to self manage tasks as well as communicate effectively with multiple departments in an ongoing fashion

  • Must love games and excited about the future of VR

DESIRED SKILLS
  • Good aesthetic eye for rigging bipeds and realistic weapons

  • C++ programming experience

  • Enjoy keeping up with the latest industry techniques and experimenting with their implementations

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

At least 3 years of professional game development experience or equivalent

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please send all required documents listed below to:

jobs@firstcontactent.com

      

SUBMISSION / PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS
  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • Demo reel