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Technical Animator

Founded in 1996, Aspyr Media, Inc. got its start in Austin, TX by bringing the biggest PC gaming franchises such as Call of Duty, Sid Meier’s Civilization and Star Wars to Mac. Today, Aspyr is a video game publishing and development partner focused on maximizing the potential of games. We find the world's best games and connect them to new audiences, on all platforms.

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Technical Art Director, the Senior Technical Animator is responsible for developing the animation tools and pipeline necessary to speed up production and improve animator’s quality of life. Must be self-motivated, willing to take the initiative and have a passion for helping the team learn and grow. Must have a strong rigging background. Unreal expertise is a plus. Must be a strong communicator and serve as an intermediary between Animation and Tech. Experience with different consoles is preferred. 

 

Essential Functions:

  • Research, define, extend, and maintain animation pipelines, processes, and workflows

  • Setting up rigs and developing procedural animation pipelines

  • Refine Unreal pipeline for best practices to developing content cross platforms

Qualifications:

  • Worked on 2+ games that shipped

  • Experience in Python and the use of PyQt/PySide (additional languages a plus)

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Proactive team contributor

  • Ability to write clean, maintainable and extensible code with attention to reusability

  • Intimate knowledge of Maya and computer graphics as demonstrated in a portfolio

  • Understanding of the following:

    • Auto rig systems, facial rigs, simulation setup, animation retargeting, motion capture pipeline, etc.

  • Strong debugging capabilities including: Art/Visual issues in engine (why something doesn't look right), technical issues (why something doesn't work), performance and memory analysis.

  • Enthusiasm and initiative

  • Excellent spoken and written communication

 

Aspyr is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Aspyr are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Aspyr will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Aspyr encourages applicants of all ages.