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Senior Animator

At Elodie Games, we believe that games are better when you play them with friends. We build endlessly engaging experiences while striving to eliminate all barriers that get in the way of to playing together. Cross-play is etched into the DNA of everything we build so that no matter what platform you’re on, you’ll get a first-class experience. We’re a diverse team of industry professionals who love games and fuel each other's creativity. As an early member of the team, you’ll have the rare opportunity to explore broad areas of game development, learn new skills, and shape our first game.

A Senior Animator at Elodie must be well-versed in Maya, with some working experience in a modern game engine. As an early member of the team, you’ll have the unique opportunity to help shape the animation style, systems, and gameplay of our studio defining project. 
Elodie Games has embraced a fully remote-first model. If you're someone who prefers a dedicated workspace, we've got you covered with our beautiful office in sunny Venice, CA. If you'd prefer to work from home some or all of the time, you can choose to do so.

Elodie Games is proud to offer the following benefits:
- Competitive compensation including salary and equity
- Health, dental, and vision insurance
- Relocation assistance
- Holidays and an open PTO policy
Responsibilities
  • Create exciting animations for bipeds, quadrupeds, and creatures balancing animation fidelity and gameplay responsiveness
  • Gather and document reference based on character design goals and outlines
  • Collaborate with other team members to join feedback sessions, develop new animation systems and mechanics, debug animation systems, and gain alignment on goals
  • Taking ownership of your performances - Integrate animations in the Unreal game engine, taking assets and features to completion
  • Playing the game regularly to test and verify your work
Required Qualifications
  • Exceptional skill in animating appealing characters and creatures5+ years’ experience in game development animating characters using Maya
  • Proactive in seeking and giving feedback, highly self-motivated and collaborative
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other artists, designers, and engineers
  • Detail-oriented, independent problem solving skills
  • A passion for playing and making games
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with the Unreal engine and Blueprint
  • Experience with cross-platform, and multiplayer development
  • Previous rigging experience using 3rd party development tools
  • Previous experience designing and collaborating on animation systems
  • Experience mentoring other animators
  • Experience animating for combat gameplay and/or top down camera
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