Senior Animator (Remote, In-Office, or Hybrid)

Pipeworks
Eugene OR 97401 US
13 days ago
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Senior Animator (Remote, In-Office, or Hybrid)

Department: Art

Employment Type: Full Time

Location: Eugene, OR

Compensation: $87,000 - $104,000 / year

Description

The Animator will work closely with the Art Lead to create high quality and effective animations across various projects and styles, ranging from cartoony to realistic, for console, PC, and mobile platforms.



Day To Day

Responsibilities

· Create animations for individual projects as needed

· Investigate and test optimal approaches for each platform that hit the highest quality within the given tool set

· Understand what the Art Lead requires for the project and research, develop and implement it in the project’s engine

· Research and utilize the most relevant animation techniques

· Work with character artists to ensure that the character design works with motion requirements
· Make strong, visually impactful animation that pushes the quality of the project

· Work independently in an organized way

· Work effectively with other artists and engineers to achieve project goals

· Solve problems to the benefit of the project/team



Skills Knowledge and Expertise

Must Haves

· Experience with Maya or equivalent tools

· Unity animation experience is a must

· Ability to create strong animations in 2D or 3D in-engines

· Ability to create and work off concepts, storyboards, or reference video

· Understanding of traditional animation techniques and concepts

· Ability to assess suggestions and come up with creative solutions

· Collaborate with the Art Lead and Design team to express personalities and mood through animation

· Works closely with Technical and Character Artists to develop new techniques and tools to improve the animation pipelines

· Strong verbal and written communication skills

· Ability to keep a clear and consistent schedule

· Provide estimates for project planning and scoping

· Inter-department work with Engineering, Design and Production as needed

· Understanding of bug fixing and investigation


Nice-To-Have Skills

· Unreal animation experience

· Storyboarding experience

· 2D animation experience

· Motion graphic experience

Education & Experience Required
Materials Required

Candidate should provide demo reel of animations that they have created or directed and a resume detailing the projects/studios that they have been a part of. An art test may be required.



What We Can Offer You

A Flexible Working Environment
Almost all of our roles allow for your choice of work location. We're happy to support our team no matter where they prefer to work: remote, in office, or hybrid.

Benefits
A Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Pipeworks Studios recognizes the importance of creating an environment where all of our employees feel included and empowered to bring ideas to the the table. We value each employee's unique experiences and perspectives and recognize that it is both the smart and right thing to foster diversity, equity and inclusion within our organization.

By diversifying our workforce, increasing equity, and ensuring that our individual differences are valued, we are better able to deliver an experience that reflects, inspires, and connects with our audience... because games are for everyone!

Pipeworks provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

Go to Pipeworks.com to see some of our continued efforts and our 2021 Diversity Report.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications in a job description. Our top priority is finding the best candidate for the job and if you are interested in the position, we would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of the qualifications below.

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