Animation Director Job – The Game Group – Seattle, WA
Company: The Game Group
Address: Seattle, WA
The Game Group
Our client is THE global leader of entertainment and technology. Among their key initiatives are interactive entertainment such as gaming, artificial intelligence, cloud services, film entertainment, and other internet services. Some of their best of breed International partners and investment companies include Epic Games, Riot, Activision, Take-Two and EA.
Our client is dedicated to creating a reliable, fun, and professional interactive entertainment experience for users through the creation of world-class online games. If you are eager to do groundbreaking work in a friendly, cross-cultural environment, they can provide unparalleled stability, resources, access to more than a billion users, and an international perspective.
Our Award-winning client seeks an Animation Director with outstanding animation skills who can really help us build a new world-class IP from concept to market!
Are you ready to create something groundbreaking, genre-defining and fun for years to come? Do you have an insatiable passion for video games and creating new ways for players to be engaged? We are looking for a phenomenal animation director who shares our love for our medium. Come channel your energy into making an exceptionally fun experience and defining the great studio culture necessary to inspire minds to develop great video games.
- Start with a player-first mentality, embedding an obsessive drive to know, understand, and serve the players who are engaged with the game.
- Work with the team to develop and manage an animation vision and production plan capable of delivering upon the promise of the game.
- Keep up to date with the bleeding edge of animation trends within video game development and evangelize ideas that will innovate both the player experience and the creative development of the product.
- Participate in the hiring of the animation discipline.
- Responsible for the career growth and mentorship of the animation discipline on the project.
- Act as the key animation contact for the studio, representing the project and team to all external partners and stakeholders.
- Define and uphold animation principles to ensure the animation direction of the game is cohesive, inspiring, and represents the right balance between good looking motion and fluid player input.
- Work side-by-side with all directors and leads to take a multi-discipline approach to creativity and problem-solving.
- Proactively identify opportunities and risks to improve the work of the team, the quality of the project, and studio knowledge as a whole.
- Have a cross-platform mindset up-front and ensure that the animation of the game can support an experience that can work seamlessly on different systems and form factors.
- Ensure that the animation direction of the game starts with a Live product foundation, capable of regular updates and malleable to key changes if necessary.
- A portfolio of visionary, inspiring, industry-leading animation that demonstrates your direction and capacity to execute on it within a game.
- At least 8 years of professional AAA game development experience.
- At least two projects shipped in a leadership position.
- At least one AAA action title shipped.
- At least one product shipped during the current generation of games (PS4/XBOX ONE).
- Demonstrable, outstanding management and communication capabilities.
- Proven ability to define and manage the animation direction and roadmap for large-scale projects.
- A team player who knows how to get the best out of everyone on the project and not just within art.
- Experience creating animation in and shipping a game using Unreal Engine 4 a plus.
What is in it for you?
- Create high-quality games backed by unlimited resources: You will be working to bring incredible game ideas to market, and you will never run out of resources at your disposal. You will be supported completely to bring next-gen experience live to players around the world!
- Make a major impact at a global studio: You will be working on a key initiative at this global Studio, building games that are hits not just in the east or west, but globally. The impact of your efforts will ripple not just through the whole studio group (2,500+ employees) but will serve as a blueprint for the entire gaming industry.
To obtain more details or explore this job; please submit a copy of your resume by e-mailing: [email protected].