Senor Artist/Animator, Presentation

Monolith Productions
Kirkland, WA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

The Senior Artist/Animator, Presentation creates and polishes real-time camerawork and gameplay animations for interactive/procedural cinematics and camera systems. Candidate will have a passion creating outstanding work product and an ability to move quickly and collaborate within a strike team environment. In addition to creating cameras and animations, the employee will be responsible for the implementation and trouble-shooting of the systems and content they create. They will be using standard and proprietary tools and will be expected to ultimately learn to take things from the approved design/previs all the way into a polished state in the game engine.  

Skills & Requirements

Work Experience

  • Minimum 3-5 years working in the industry in roles that range in camera animation, character animation, design and technical art areas.
  • Experience with creating cinematics/cutscenes is a plus, but not a requirement

Education, Professional Training, Technical Training or Certification

  • BA in art or related field or equivalent experience

Knowledge/Skills

  • At least 5 year’s experience with industry standard 3-D animation package (3D Studio Max, Motion Builder, and Maya)
  • Mentality for creative problem solving.
  • Aptitude and passion for visual storytelling and emotional connection to game characters.
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new technology and complex pipelines.
  • Solid organization skills with adherence to file structures, naming conventions and other established protocols.
  • Ability to work in the game engine and tools, playing the game frequently and producing results.
  • Must be able to embrace the established art and design vision of the game and ensure it is delivered in its entirety at the end of the project.
  • Excellent ability to self-manage to meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
  • Able to work well within a team: willingness to give and receive feedback, and the ability to embrace change; ability to collaborate productively with others.
  • Must have an active, passionate interest in current video games to help drive the game to the next level.
  • Excellent ability to self manage and accurately predict and adhere to task length estimates and deadlines.
  • Must be an excellent collaborator with a willingness to provide/accept direction and the ability to embrace change.
  • Ability to clearly articulate ideas both written and verbally

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

About the Company

For the past 20 years Monolith has been obsessed with delivering a unique gaming experience for our fans.  Starting with Blood, our very first title -  all the way to our most recent offering, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, we are constantly pushing the envelope to combine innovative gameplay,  inventive narratives, cutting edge tech & AI, and stunning visuals.  We are challenging ourselves even further to ensure that our next game is going to be our best yet.  

That's where you come in - for us to achieve that we need the best and brightest talent the industry has to offer.  Come join us and help create our next AAA title!