Game Animator - Rooster Teeth

Austin, TX
Entertainment – Content & Production
Full-time

Fullscreen’s Rooster Teeth Studio is a fast paced, rapidly growing team that creates award winning shows and feature length productions targeting gamers, anime fans and a wide range of others for both it’s own web platforms and others including YouTube, Netflix, Go90 and CrunchyRoll.  We are looking for a Senior 3d Animator who can bring life, emotion, and style to characters in our upcoming game titles.  A strong candidate will have a proven track record of working successfully in a collaborative team environment, a solid understanding of the principles of animation, and experience in MAYA. This position is located in Austin, TX.  

Responsibilities

    • Create keyframe animations for 3D characters, weapons, and prop objects (using Maya)
    • Multi-character interaction/combat animations
    • Facial animation for real-time cinematics
    • Motion capture cleanup, editing, and retargeting
    • Setup character animation systems and controls in Unreal 4
    • Collaborate with the team to ensure animations fit within technical requirements and support the overall gameplay vision

Qualifications

    • 5+ years professional game production experience in an Animator role
    • Solid understanding of the principles of animation (squash/stretch, timing, overlap, anticipation, staging, appeal, etc.)
    • Impressive animation reel showing a wide range of character types, actions and emotions
    • Expertise in MAYA required
    • Shipped at least 1 game title, from pre-production to final release (preferably a AAA title)
    • Working knowledge of Perforce (or source control equivalent)
    • Comfortable iterating on ideas using rapid prototyping techniques (blockouts, roughs)
    • Positive team-oriented attitude with excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Proactive and self-motivated (comfortable working without direct supervision)
    • Must have a sense of humor
    • Must be comfortable working in a small, highly collaborative team
    • Must be able to accept critique of your work and have the ability to embrace change

Bonus Points

    • First person animation experience
    • Experience with character rigging and skin weighting

Perks + Benefits

    • Use What You Need paid time off
    • 100% Company paid health & dental benefits
    • 401(k) with a company match
    • Opportunity for career growth
    • Flexible dress code
    • Kitchen stocked with snacks
    • Pet Friendly

About Rooster Teeth
Rooster Teeth is a pioneering media and entertainment company responsible for some of the biggest online series in history, such as the award-winning and longest-running web series, Red vs. Blue. They also produce the globally acclaimed animated series RWBY, the first western anime series to be distributed in Japan; the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast; and Immersion, a reality format that brings video game theory to the real world. Rooster Teeth has a massive global footprint of more than 35 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 5 million unique monthly visitors to its RoosterTeeth.com hub and 2 million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003, and is now a subsidiary of Fullscreen Media, a global youth media company that develops online creators and produces multi-platform entertainment experiences. Discover more at RoosterTeeth.com.

Fullscreen, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, protected veteran status, or disability.