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We are a diverse team of developers driven by a passion for our art, united by our core values and inspired by a culture of inclusivity to build amazing games that thrill players everywhere. We pursue growth and innovation in an environment of safety and trust. Our culture is built on the belief that the more varied voices in our collective will strengthen our team and our games. We are looking for our next teammate who will raise our bar and make us better.

What We Need

We’re looking for an experienced Gameplay Animator to bridge the gap between compelling animation and responsive gameplay. An inspired problem-solver with a heart for breathing life into digital characters is winning combination!  As a part of the animation team at 31st Union, you will partner with the animation, design and programming teams to create and implement high-quality keyframe and mocap animation bringing human and non-human characters to life.

What you will do

  • Partner with Designers to ensure that they achieve responsive, immersive gameplay that feels rewarding to our players
  • Collaborate with other animators to elevate our quality, share knowledge and inspire creativity
  • Facilitate and maintain communication across all stakeholder disciplines (production, design, art, audio, VFX) throughout the development of your areas of responsibility
  • Work together with Artists and Riggers to establish both core and secondary functionality of our characters
  • Contribute to efficient pipelines and procedures across the animation team
  • Be proactive in assessing and evolving the gameplay experience

 

Who we think will be a great fit

You’re passionate about redefining the boundaries of both the craft and technical aspects of animation. You possess a high level of knowledge in the principles of animation and skill in implementing them.  You’re excited to work as part of a close-knit team and are comfortable giving and receiving feedback that elevates the project and encourages all towards excellence.  You value independence and self-motivation; we desire to build a team of animators that always feel empowered to remove obstacles and overcome challenges to deliver the best work possible.

  • Expertise in gameplay animation using a 3d package - Maya preferred
  • Knowledge of game engines such as Unreal and Unity and creating systemic animations
  • Nimble and able to prioritize and problem-solve quickly
  • Strong collaboration skills within and across disciplines
  • Able to respond effectively to creative redirection
  • Scripting experience super helpful!
  • An animation reel that demonstrates high quality hand-key and mocap examples

 

31st Union prides itself on the diversity of its team members, partners, and communities.  For this reason, we remain committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all aspects of the employment relationship, from recruitment and hiring through compensation, benefits, discipline and termination.  This means that employment at 31st Union depends on your substantive ability, objective qualifications and work ethic – not on your age, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles), height, weight, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), alienage or citizenship status, transgender, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability (actual or perceived), medical condition, AIDS/HIV, denial of family and medical care leave, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, pregnancy status, childbirth, breastfeeding (or related medical conditions), marital status or registered domestic partner status, political activity or affiliation, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, arrest record, or taking or requesting statutorily protected leaves, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws.

As an equal opportunity employer, we are also committed to ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the job application and/or interview process, to perform their essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.  Please contact us if you need to request a reasonable accommodation.  

The pay range for this position in California at the start of employment is expected to be between $65,000 and $100,000 per year. However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an 'at-will position' and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.
 

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