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Creature Animator - Unannounced Survival Game

Company: Blizzard Entertainment
Location: Irvine
Posted on: September 24, 2022

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R013373 Job Description: Creature Animator - Unannounced Survival Game We Want You A new world and a new journey await you. It is a world different from any other Blizzard has created. If you're a passionate game developer, and, well, a good human being, then we'd love to talk to you. We have a new AAA survival game in the works, set in a new IP for PC/Console. It's going to be amazing, and we'd love to bring you along for the ride. Together, we'll build something big, bold, and beautiful. About us We believe our team is good. Really good. Granted, we're obviously biased. But we also believe there are lots of developers out there who can make us even better. You could be one of those people. If you're looking for a team where inclusion, thoughtfulness, empathy, professionalism, and collaboration are all seen as critically important, we believe our team could be a phenomenal fit for you. Join us and help craft our future! You can learn a bit more about this upcoming Unannounced Survival Game in our news release here! COVID-19 Hiring Update: We've transitioned to a work-from-home model, and we're continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person's circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options. You're good at: Animating a diverse range of compelling, alluring, and epic creatures that support unique and dynamic gameplay.
Collaborating with AI engineers and designers to create interesting, challenging and believable creature behavior.
Working with animation blend trees and have previous experience with node-based animation editors in a commercial or proprietary game engine.
Partnering with the animation team to help develop a unique animation style and visual direction for the project.
Partner with engineers and tech artists to help support and develop an effective animation pipeline for prototyping and a rapid iteration mindset for game development.
Work with other artists, designers, and engineers to collaborate on creatively complex assignments to develop an inspiring creative vision for this new Blizzard experience. Extra awesome points for: Experience with prototype/quick iteration environments.
A good understanding of Autodesk Maya.
Experience with advanced animation systems like motion matching.
Mentoring other animators. You'll need to provide us with: Your Resume
Your Portfolio or Reel - Only digital applications will be accepted such as a website, blog, or online album. Physical media will not be accepted.
An animation test might be required Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work/life balance. We've worked hard to champion an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything, and our core values are real. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply. Come help us bring the world together through epic entertainment!

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