Senior Gameplay Animator
Rockstar Games
Toronto
20h ago

At Rockstar Games, we create world-class entertainment experiences.

A career at Rockstar Games is about being part of a team working on some of the most creatively rewarding and ambitious projects to be found in any entertainment medium.

You would be welcomed to a dedicated and inclusive environment where you can learn, and collaborate with some of the most talented people in the industry.

Rockstar Toronto is on the lookout for a talented Senior Animator who possesses a passion for in-game animation. This is a full-time permanent position based out of Rockstar’s unique game development studio in Oakville.

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.
  • Proactively work to improve our animation pipelines.
  • QUALIFICATIONS

  • Senior-level candidates are suggested to have 5+ years as a 3D artist within gaming or similar industry.
  • Proven track record in at least 2 shipped titles (preferably AAA).
  • Outstanding demo reel.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of self-direction and motivation.
  • Comfortable working in a team setting, under deadlines and time constraints.
  • 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.
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