Senior Animator

artNewport Beach, CA

inXile is looking for a passionate, experienced Senior Animator to collaborate with our other animators, designers and leads, to help maintain or develop workflows, and to create inspiring and convincing animation for our games.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in a game production environment, on one or more shipped game titles.
  • A thorough understanding of animation pipelines and processes from concept to implementation.
  • Technical / rigging / scripting experience and knowledge.
  • Enjoys collaborating with design and art teams to deliver great gameplay and storytelling experiences.
  • Extensive experience animating realistic humans as well as bipedal and non-bipedal critters.
  • A good sense of weight and timing in your animation performances.
  • Excels at creating interactive animations that blend and combine to end in a fluid result.
  • Must be able to work with minimal direction, but be flexible with making edits and revisions based on gameplay requirements and animation reviews.
  • Maintains or exceeds a consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work.
  • Expected to mentor entry level Animators and must be able to assist them with their animations.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work within boundaries to creatively solve animation issues.
  • Strong understanding of classic animation principles and fundamental.
  • Must have a demo reel with examples of work.

 Pluses:

  • Experience with Xbox Kinect for the purposes of blocking in animation or other motion capture experience.
  • Unreal experience.
  • Experience working on cutscenes/cinematics.
  • Shipped one or more AAA titles.
  • Avid gamer.