Sr Animator (External Development - Contract)

Sony Playstation
United States, Los Angeles, CA
18 days ago

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Join the award-winning team that created God of War

Santa Monica Studio is seeking an Animator to partner with the external development group for the development of a new unannounced title!

This is a hybrid role utilizing both your skills as an animator and ability to create character control rigs. Team members will actively work with multiple external animation studios to create high quality assets by providing them with animation feedback for both motion capture cleanup as well as keyframe animation. Additionally, you will facilitate to get their work added into the game engine, resolving technical issues, improving existing pipelines and providing feedback on character rig creation. As time and schedule permits, you will support the internal animation team by taking on your own animation tasks to help achieve Santa Monica’s signature quality.

The ideal candidate has the experience and knowledge required to create high quality animation in a game development environment, has a strong understanding of game animation pipelines and demonstrate the ability to collaborate with our external teams as well as our Animation Director and Leads to successfully ship a AAA game.



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Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location.

In addition, this role is eligible for SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click here to learn more.

The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.

$105,000 — $157,600 USD

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