Respawn is hiring a

Technical Animator

Chatsworth, United States
Respawn Entertainment is a AAA game development studio that was founded in 2010 by former co-founders of Infinity Ward and creators of the multi-billion dollar Call of Duty and Modern Warfare franchises. In 2017, Respawn was acquired by Electronic Arts, a leading global interactive entertainment publisher. We have shipped Titanfall and Titanfall 2 to critical acclaim, and are currently hiring for our Star Wars ™,  Titanfall, and Unannounced VR game development teams. Our motto is gameplay first, and the opportunity to create groundbreaking games with some of the best developer talent in the industry awaits our future team members.

Our motto is fun game-play first, and we’re looking for a highly skilled Technical Animator who will embrace our philosophy and share his/her hard earned expertise to provide support to the Titanfall animation and art teams. The Technical Animator will be responsible for helping to maintain an efficient pipeline, building tools in Maya, and working closely with the Animation and Art Departments. If this sounds like you, we're looking forward to seeing your resume!

What you’ll do...
Rigging and skinning of characters and props.
Develop and maintain pipelines, tools, and processes.
Research and development. Troubleshoot technical issues in Maya and game engine, keeping details records/documentation of tool creation.
MEL/Python scripting in Maya.
Seek to constantly raise the quality bar, develop solutions, and work with the Animation and Art Departments to streamline processes.

Ideally, you'll have...
2+ years’ game industry experience working on the technical side of Animation and Art in games.
Experience in Maya scripting (MEL/Python.)
Extensive rigging experience using Maya.
A keen eye for proper skin deformation.
Experience working with both key frame animation and motion capture data.
A proactive, positive attitude.
Experience on one or more shipped title(s).

Benefits & Perks…
Here's a peek at some of what we offer:
Medical, Dental, Vision, and other health and welfare plans.
Disability, Life, and AD&D insurance benefits.
Flexible Spending Accounts for heath and child care.
401K with company match and no vesting period.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
Generous parental leave for new parents.
Free games and company store with discounts on games and consoles.
Other perks include education assistance, commuter benefits, adoption assistance, legal services, mental health support, and group home, auto, and pet insurance.
Paid time off, as well as holiday office closures including shutdown between Christmas and New Year's.
Company-sponsored team events such as regular staff parties, food trucks, tournaments, movie screenings, game conventions, Ragnar relay races, and launch parties.
Game room with a pool table, ping pong, foosball, arcade and tabletop games.
Fully stocked kitchens with fresh fruit, breakfast, snacks, and more.
Convenient meal order service for on-site lunch deliveries.
State of the art on-site gym with 24/7 access.
On-site yoga classes, massages, and car washes.
A variety of interest groups and outdoor activities to join with other Respawn Employees: table top games club, poker club, beer club, kit-bashing club, running/hiking, biking, basketball, and soccer among others.
Friendly, caring co-workers and management.

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