3D Animator

About the Employer
As a leading mobile games developer, Jam City is looking to “level up” our talent. We’re on the hunt for innovators who consider themselves dynamic, collaborative and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

PERKS & BENEFITS
Unlimited Vacation, Paid Sick Days & Holidays*
100% Employee Covered Medical, Dental, Vision Plan Base Plan*
Life Insurance, 401k, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter Benefits & More*
Catered Lunches & Well-stocked Kitchens
Onsite Gym & Wellness Activities (Yoga & Zumba)*
Happy Hours
Company Events
Dog-Friendly*
*Only applies to full-time positions.

ABOUT THE ROLE
We are currently looking for a talented 3D Animator to join our tightly knit group of artists and animators! The ideal candidate will have experience in games and a strong passion for creating fun and exciting animations. You will work alongside our world class animation team to create visually stunning animations for our upcoming and live games!

**In order to be considered, you MUST provide us with a Demo Reel with examples of your most current animations, including a shot breakdown with an explanation of responsibilities!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create high quality game-ready 3D character animations using Maya.
  • Collaborate with your Lead Animator and animation team to conceptualize entertaining animation that meets the defined requirements of gameplay.
  • In some cases work with our library of existing effect rigs to accompany character and environment animations.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2+ years of professional 3D Animation experience.
  • Firm grasp of techniques and tools used to animate in Maya.
  • Exceptional skill in 3D character animation, animating bipedal, humanoid figures as well as other organic forms.
  • Strong understanding of traditional animation principles and how they can be used to establish character personality and enhance overall gameplay.
  • Strong ability to utilize timing, dynamics & body mechanics to create stylized and realistic animation.
  • Self-motivated, excellent communicator, and a great team-player attitude.
  • Technical experience working with Maya, game engines and databases.
  • Experience partnering with 3D art and technical teams.
  • Able to receive and give creative feedback.
  • Art Degree and/or equivalent work experience.

NICE TO HAVE

  • Shipped AAA and/or mobile games as a 3D Character Animator.
  • Experience in FX or particle animation.
  • Rig and skin 3D character assets.
  • Outstanding 2D animation skills.
  • Skill in one or more related disciplines – illustration, modeling, rigging or technical art.
  • TV or film animation experience.
OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION
We believe in creating games that unite people across the world and that showcase our commitment to providing an environment that is both inclusive and diverse for our players and employees. We strive to create a workforce that is reflective of our global player community as we know that we are stronger and better when we play together. To help promote an inclusive culture, we celebrate the visible and invisible diversity of our Jam Citizens through initiatives including Employee Resource Groups, cultural events, trainings, speaker series, and more.

Jam City is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, age, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, religion, ethnicity, marital, or domestic partnerships status, disability, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expressions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws. Our management is committed to following this policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruiting, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.


ABOUT JAM CITY
Jam City is an award-winning mobile entertainment studio providing unique and deeply engaging games that appeal to a broad, global audience.

Led by CEO Chris DeWolfe, former MySpace co-founder and CEO, and COO Josh Yguado, former 20th Century Fox executive, Jam City is the creative powerhouse behind some of the highest-grossing and most enduring mobile games. Jam City’s global franchise Cookie Jam has generated more than half a billion dollars, and Panda Pop has more than 120 million downloads to date.

The company also is the go-to studio for Hollywood, having developed immersive, narrative-rich mobile games around iconic entertainment brands. The company’s popular RPG game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was the #1 game in more than 40 countries at its launch in April 2018.

Jam City has nine studios located in Los Angeles (HQ), Berlin, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Burbank, Cedar Falls, San Diego, San Francisco, and Toronto.