Position Description

Technical Animator
Location Firaxis (Baltimore, MD)
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Firaxis Games is searching for an experienced Technical Animator to join our Technical Animation and Rigging Team.  The ideal candidate is organized and self-motivated.  They value teamwork and collaboration and enjoy creating tools that make other people’s jobs more successful.  You will be joining a team of technical animators that serve a variety of projects and helping develop new tech to raise production quality and increase efficiency.

Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Working with the animation teams to define, create, and maintain animation pipelines and rigs
  • Design and support complex character, facial, weapon, and specialized rigs in Maya
  • Own the skinning process for multiple projects including characters, garments, weapons, vehicles, etc
  • Create custom tools and scripts to increase the productivity and efficiency of the animation teams
  • Support and improve the integration of animation assets into your game engines

Qualifications Include:

  • 2+ years of industry experience as a tech animator/animator
  • Extensive experience with and knowledge of Maya
  • Thorough understanding of human anatomy
  • Animation experience a plus
  • Unreal Engine experience a plus
  • Physics Simulation (cloth, hair, etc) experience a plus
  • Must possess current US work authorization

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