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Gameplay Animator

at Rockstar North

Posted: 11/13/2019
Job Reference #: oJHi9fwB
Categories: Other/General

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Description

Position at Rockstar San Diego

At Rockstar Games, we create the games we would want to play ourselves.

A career at Rockstar is about being part of a team working on some of the most creatively rewarding, large-scale projects to be found in any entertainment medium. You would be welcomed to a friendly, inclusive environment where you can learn, and collaborate with some of the most talented people in the industry.

Rockstar San Diego is on the lookout for talented Animators who possess a passion for in-game animation. This is a full-time permanent position based out of Rockstar’s unique game development studio in Carlsbad.

WHAT WE DO

  • We create open world gameplay mechanics that are used to make immersive experiences.
  • We work as a global animation team to collaborate on player experiences.
  • We use our onsite motion capture facilities to prototype new systems, directing talent and fine-tuning the results with code and design.
  • We participate in multi-discipline gameplay reviews, ensuring animation data is responsive and implemented with a strong consideration of technical and gameplay constraints.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create stunning animations that are both fluid and responsive.
  • Work closely with programmers to create core mechanics and immersive experiences.
  • Implement, troubleshoot, and debug animation systems.
  • Help improve animation pipelines.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art/Animation or equivalent experience.
  • Outstanding demo reel.
  • Minimum 1 years of experience animating video games.

SKILLS

  • Positive, solution-orientated individual, with deep-rooted interest in video games, and game development.
  • Exceptional skill in animating the human figure to create realistic character animations.
  • Strong understanding of development issues in getting animations into a game.
  • Bring innovation and resolution to technical problems and challenges throughout production.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work closely with Artists, Designers and Programmers.

PLUSES

Please note that these are desirable skills and are not required to apply for the position.

  • Practical knowledge of programming languages (Python, C# / C++, etc.).
  • Advanced knowledge of MotionBuilder and motion capture.
  • Professional experience developing third person action games.
  • Practical knowledge of state machines, motion trees, and cutting-edge animation technology.

HOW TO APPLY

Please apply with a CV and cover-letter demonstrating how you meet the skills above. If we would like to move forward with your application, a Rockstar recruiter will reach out to you to explain next steps and guide you through the process.