3D Game Animator

Paris
About the position: 

Virtuos Europe is looking for an Animator be part of our creative team and work on ambitious Playstation4, Xbox One and PC games. This is a full time position based in our office near Paris (Cergy) which involve working in an international environment. the first project is about a Action RPG game.
As Animation, you will work with the design team to insure animation and gameplay are working well together and ensure that the execution of the animations reflects the art direction and the game constraints.
The incumbent will be expected to possess an excellent knowledge of the game industry, great communication skills and an ability to work with both a core team of senior talents and a remote production team.

Responsibilities: 

Collaborate with design team to drive the player experience through movements
Create some animations for characters, creatures, cut-scenes, weapons and visual effects
Design and build custom rigs and skeletons
Review existing works and identify causes of quality issues about animations
Support on animations integration in the game editor and help set them up correctly
Collaborate with Character and FX artists to get the best animation results
Help drive the art vision for the game
Assist in establishing pipelines for the best results in a given amount of time
Help set and maintain the high-quality bar for the game
Assist in scoping work for on time milestone deliveries

Qualifications: 

Previous experience in Animator roles (shipped at least 1 successful console game in this position).
Understanding of core principles of animation and how they translate to games
Experience with animation technical work; rigging, skinning, integration
Understanding of how animation can help drive the player experience
Advanced understanding of Maya/Max animation tools
Good comprehension of the hardware limitations and optimization techniques
Advanced understanding of current game art pipelines and methodologies
Comfortable working within a fast moving, multi-disciplinary team
Passionate about games, art, design and a keen eye for detail
Ability to work with remote team.
Good working knowledge of English

Nice to have requirement :
Experience with Unreal Engine a plus
Experience with action adventure game a plus
Experience with motion capture a plus

A CAREER AT VIRTUOS

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