Game Animator - Rooster Teeth

Austin, TX
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 creative production studio responsible for award-winning online videos such as "Red vs. Blue," the longest-running web series in history; globally acclaimed animated series "RWBY;" comedy gamer series, "The Gauntlet;" comedy series "Rooster Teeth Shorts;" and "Immersion," a show that tests video game concepts in the real world. Rooster Teeth founded and operates "Achievement Hunter," the popular gaming website, and produces the award-winning "Rooster Teeth Podcast," voted Best Gaming Podcast at the 2013 Podcast Awards. With a dedicated worldwide fan community, Rooster Teeth created RTX, an annual gaming and Internet convention held in Austin, TX, which attracts tens of thousands of gamers, online video fans and Rooster Teeth community members from around the world. The Rooster Teeth YouTube channel became the 4th most viewed YouTube channel in the world (non-music) in 2013.  The Rooster Teeth multi-channel network has over 20 million YouTube subscribers and more than 5 billion views, and the Rooster Teeth website has 3 million unique monthly visitors with 1.8 million registered community members. Founded by Matt Hullum and Burnie Burns, Rooster Teeth is a subsidiary of Fullscreen, Inc., a global media company that develops online creators and produces multi-platform entertainment experiences. Discover more at http://www.roosterteeth.com.