Technical Animator

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Creating experiences is magical… but everyone should be able to do it! We are trying to realize this dream by creating games, communities, and building empowering technologies. If you are passionate about our mission, bring your expertise, enthusiasm and ridiculous ideas. Everyone at Embark contributes as game makers and culture creators. Your willingness to fail and learn with us, and enjoy it, is essential to our success.

 

Overview

As a Technical Animator at Embark you will play a key role in defining, developing and implementing the future of movement and animation in games. You work as a bridge between different crafts, help different roles come together and work as one towards our vision and goals. At Embark we are challenging the conventional creation of animation within the games industry and we are looking into new ways to be creative, ranging from procedural animation to state of the art tool sets and pipelines that will deliver new and amazing experiences. If this sounds like something that would make your life more interesting and fun, apply to Embark!

Examples of responsibilities

  • Act as a link between multiple crafts such as Art, Animation, Design and Programming
  • Create procedural tools to generate animations, different behaviors and reactions 
  • Build and develop tools to breathe life into the characters, creatures and objects to create a living and dynamic game experience
  • Drive procedural animation and related deep learning initiatives
  • Work together with different crafts, roles and people to enable the team to deliver experiences according to artistic direction, game direction and technical direction, as well as hitting production deadlines
  • Evaluating different softwares, techniques, engines and pipelines
  • Participate in playtests and provide feedback on the game

We would love if you have

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience such as Technical Artist, Animator, Technical Animator, Tools Programmer, etc.
  • A strong passion for animation, games and relevant technologies
  • Solid experience with relevant software used in generation of content, both traditionally crafted and procedural
  • An understanding of code in Python or similar languages
  • Great understanding and ability to work according Game and Animation direction, as well as technical constraints
  • Excellent understanding of movement and dynamics
  • Great organizational skills, ability to work within deadlines and manage your own time
  • A great team player mentality with strong communication skills
  • Games industry experience is not required but preferred
  • A curious mind, versatile and able to adapt to different engine and pipelines

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

We empower everyone to create games

To realize this dream of ours, we explore and apply the latest technology, and we reimagine what games can become and how they should be built. All of us at Embark take part in shaping our culture. We succeed together, we fail together, and we learn together. If you’re passionate about games and our mission, bring your expertise, your enthusiasm, your crazy ideas, and let’s change the games industry forever. At Embark we offer a journey into the unknown, to build creative, surprising and beautiful experiences together.