Senior Animator

Greater Toronto Area, Ontario
Game – Art & Animation /
Full Time Employee (FTE) /
Hybrid
Prodigy Education, a global leader in game-based learning, is on a mission to make every student in the world love learning. We believe learning should be as fun as playing a video game. This is central to our educational philosophy, because when you love what you do, you do it better. Visit www.prodigygame.com to learn more.

With Prodigy, kids practice standards-aligned skills in Math and English as they play our fun, adaptive learning games. All with teacher and parent tools to support their learning in class and at home.

The Senior Animator is tasked with developing and experimenting with a wide range of 2D and 3D animation concepts, game assets, and narrative sequences with minimal guidance. They provide mentorship and support to junior animators, leveraging their expertise and technical proficiency to produce refined, impactful animations. Their goal is to create an engaging and aspirational visual experience for our players.

Your Impact

    • Exhibits advanced game development knowledge and skills
    • Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of art principles as they relate to game development pipelines and implementation
    • Capable of creating efficient and high-performance 2D/3D rigs, mindful of the technical constraints of various components
    • Mentors animators in best practices and techniques
    • Ensures a high level of production quality across all game asset types
    • Proactively completes tasks with minimal guidance or training
    • Effectively prioritizes tasks to maximize efficiency
    • Integrates and tests assets to ensure they meet intended goals
    • Maintains a positive, team-oriented attitude and morale
    • Reports on game title needs, issues, and risks

About You

    • Exhibits a solid grasp of fundamental animation principles
    • Consistently designs cohesive and appealing characters
    • Understands the constraints and requirements of game environments to produce high-quality, game-specific animations
    • Possesses strong organizational, collaborative, and communication skills
    • Demonstrates a continuous desire to develop and expand their skill set
    • Willing to step outside of their comfort zone to tackle new challenges
    • Proficient in industry-standard animation software such as Spine, Flash, or Harmony

Bonus Points

    • Experience working with game engines such as unity
    • Experience in 3D animation

Working At Prodigy

    • Be part of a mission-driven organization dedicated to helping every student in the world love learning! At Prodigy Education, your work positively impacts the lives of millions of students and teachers worldwide.
    • Join a company which empowers a Growth Mindset among its team members, so you grow as we do. You’ll also work on award-winning products which harness the magic of math and power of language for students in grades 1st-8th.
    • We understand that a thriving team is at the core of our success. So, on top of an inspirational mission and rewarding work, our Total Rewards Program reflects our commitment to your financial, physical, and mental well-being.
    • It’s not just about the work though; it's about the culture. As the Toronto Star reports in a recent feature on Prodigy: "Prodigy’s secret sauce is that it sees its corporate culture as something that is built slowly from the ground up and is always evolving.” Check it out here.
    • #LI-Hybrid
Prodigy Math is used by almost one million teachers a year, and was named the most popular supplemental education platform in classrooms in the United States! Our products have also won numerous consumer awards, including the Mom’s Choice Award, Parent and Teacher Choice Awards, and National Parenting Product Award.

Come as you are. We believe the power of our collective potential will transform education. We are building towards a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace to empower and create access and opportunity for all. We welcome applications from people from all underrepresented groups, including (but not limited to) people of any gender, age, or religion, members of the LGBTQIA2+ community, BIPOC and other underrepresented races and nationalities, people with disabilities, veterans, and anyone who may contribute to the further diversification of Prodigy Education. If you feel like you don’t have all the qualifications for this position and are willing to use your initiative to learn the rest, we’d still love for you to apply!

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Prodigy Education will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please notify us at jobs@prodigygame.com, and we will work with you to meet your needs.