Respawn is hiring a

Technical Animator

Chatsworth, United States

Respawn Entertainment is a tight and talented team assembled from some of the most respected video game companies out there. We’re a resilient bunch of seasoned veterans who are thrilled to come to work each day to tackle exciting technical challenges.

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 Star Wars 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 will 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).

Our employees are the secret sauce to our success and we do our best to show our appreciation with: 
Beautiful and spacious contemporary campus complete with ping pong, foosball, pool table, fully stocked kitchen and of games.
State of the art on-site gym, along with daily yoga classes.
Tons of off-site healthy activities for employees to join with other Respawn Employees; triathlons, marathons, hikes, biking and open water swims to name a few.
Fun monthly parties with free babysitting provided for parents.
Top of the line healthcare benefits (including dental and vision) with zero out of pocket premiums each month for employees.
Generous paid time off and holidays.
Matching 401K.
On-site massages and car washes available.
Friendly, caring co-workers and management.

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