Position Description

Facial Animator, NBA2K - Temporary
Location Visual Concepts (Novato, CA)
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Visual Concepts is one of the world's top game development studios with a flat, entrepreneurial, and non-corporate work environment. We have a proven track record having shipped over 100 multi-SKU titles to great critical acclaim.

NBA 2K19 continues to redefine the genre with Game Informer stating that it's "The most well-rounded sports game on the market once again." Digital Trends raves "NBA 2K19 is still the king of basketball sims." and Forbes states, "There is no such thing as a perfect sports game, but this is as close as it gets."

Our studios in Novato, CA; Agoura Hills, CA; Orange County, CA; Budapest, Hungary; Shanghai, China; and Seoul, South Korea, are committed to gaming and technical innovation and offer top candidates the opportunity to learn and grow with some of the smartest and most creative minds in the industry.

We are seeking a contract facial animator.

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Utilize facial tracking/solving software to track facial features/retarget to face rigs
  • Work closely with the lead and senior animators to modify assets meeting game-ready requirements
  • Work with motion capture data for both narrative and in-game animations
  • Address feedback from lead animator in a timely manner
  • Meeting project deadlines and milestones


  • 2+ years of experience in facial animation for the games industry
  • Shipped at least 1 game as a facial animator
  • Expert knowledge of Maya
  • Proficiency with realistic facial motion with strong timing/acting skills
  • Knack for observing and animating the subtleties of facial expression
  • Ability to follow instruction and efficiently manage their workload on their own initiative
  • Comfortable with strict deadlines and a fast turnaround time
  • Ability to maintain motivation, has excellent work ethics, and works well with others
  • Experience with facial motion tracking desirable (software such as Faceware or Dynamixyz)
  • Previous Mocap experience helpful
  • Working knowledge of Mel or Python scripting is a plus

This position is based in California. Please be legally able to work in the United States.


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