Established in 2019, 31st Union is a San Francisco Bay Area studio formed with a common purpose of crafting highly engaging entertainment and a commitment to putting fans first. We are an association of diverse game makers driven by a passion for our art and inspired by a culture of inclusivity to build games that thrill players everywhere. We cherish our studio independence and autonomy, and value the collaborative support of our publisher 2K and parent company Take-Two Interactive, one of the world’s leading interactive entertainment companies.
Who You Are:
The ideal candidate is passionate about redefining the boundaries of both the craft and technical aspects of animation, demonstrates a high level of knowledge of the principles of animation and skill in implementing them. You work well in a close-knit team setting and are comfortable giving and receiving constructive critique. Our team values independence and self-motivation; we desire to build a team of animators that always feel empowered to remove obstacles and overcome challenges to deliver the best work possible. You are someone that embraces and exemplifies this mentality. We also fully advocate for your professional growth as an animator both at the studio and animation team level and will actively encourage your development as a fellow creator.
If you are an Animator with gameplay experience, especially in the mobile and/or AAA game space, we’d love to hear from you!
An animation reel that demonstrates high quality hand-key and mocap examples
Minimum 2 years experience in a studio setting
Experience in animation using a 3d package - Maya preferred
Strong communication skills and a positive attitude
The ability to respond autonomously to prioritize and problem-solve issues
Ability to collaborate with peer-level Game Designers
Ability to take direction well
Able to respond effectively to creative redirection
Must have current U.S. work authorization
Knowledge of Unreal engine is a plus
Python/MEL scripting experience is a plus, but not required
What We Need:
Our animation team is growing! We are currently looking for mid-level animators to help us bridge the gap between compelling animation and responsive gameplay. If you are a driven problem-solver with a heart for breathing life into digital characters, we want to meet you! As a part of the animation team at 31st Union, you will work closely with the animation, design and programming teams to create and implement high-quality keyframe and mocap animation.
Creating high-quality animation in sync with the projects creative style
Collaborating across all teams at the studio to bring characters to life
Implementing, tweaking and curating animation in game