Animator

Amazon
San Diego, California, USA
17 days ago
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Job summary
At Amazon, our goal is to create great PC games. We believe in ground-breaking games that can redefine the boundaries of player experience and change the way the world sees digital entertainment. Games have the power to connect people on a massive scale, and creating these experiences will produce some of the future’s most influential voices in media and art. We seek the best game developers in the world to join our team and become the architects of this vision. Join us, and you’ll have the power of Twitch, and AWS to shape the future of games.

Amazon Games, San Diego is seeking a Gameplay Animator to create appealing and engaging creatures and player animations for our game team. As the Gameplay Animator, you will collaborate with Animation Team, Art Team, and Design Team, help maintain or develop workflows, and create amazing animation to delight our customers. You’ll use a combination of key frame animation and motion capture techniques to bring characters to life. You will have a broad impact and a lot of discretion.

Inclusive Culture, Work/Life Balance, & Career Growth
We embrace our differences and are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We offer ten employee-led affinity groups with 190 global chapters, innovative benefits, and annual and ongoing learning experiences (including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences). Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance and offers flexible working hours. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. Additionally, our team is dedicated to supporting you with mentorship and pathways for ongoing development. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and are building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and promotes career choice.

Key job responsibilities
Work with Animation Team, Art team and Design Team to create in game animations that are incredibly satisfying to play and exiting to watch.
You’ll use a combination of key frame and motion capture techniques to bring human and creature characters to life.
Provide and leverage criticism to drive improvements to the team’s quality bar
Work with our technical artist to define and improve our animation pipeline.
Help Producers set expectations for animation creation.

Basic Qualifications

3+ years of animation experience
1+ shipped title
Online Portfolio demonstrating strong animation skills

Preferred Qualifications

Excellent communication skills, organized and strong collaborative spirit
Works effectively across all game development disciplines
Knowledgeable about game industry trends and art styles
Bachelor’s Degree in Art or in related field
Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role.
Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

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