Technical Animator (Remote)

Uplift Games logo
Posted 13 January 2023
Salary $40000 - $55000 Per Year
Job type Permanent
Contact NameJordan Langley

Job description

We are supporting Uplift Games as they look for a talented Technical Animator to join their small team with a huge community. 

As a Technical Animator at the studio, you will show strong skills with creating 3D/2D animations, rigging and in-game animation implementation, and asset setup, combined with a strong background of game development. You’ll be expected to work closely with other team members and departments, ensuring ideas are professionally presented and realized in-game to contribute to fulfilling Uplift's mission of “Creating Future Nostalgia” for millions of players.

Your responsibilities…
  • Work with the social, art, and animation managers to get fully behind the artistic vision of the project
  • Follow animation pipelines, workflows, and performance budgets to achieve the projects desired visuals with minimal feedback
  • Assist with the creation of skeletal assets and implementation in engine
  • Create and/or modify in-game 2D/3D animations within a given timeframe for rendering or exporting them into the game pipeline
  • Verify the quality of animations in engine and make improvements where necessary to fit technical constraints and artistic direction
  • Solve problems within your area of expertise on your assigned projects
  • Understand the Roblox pipeline and adjust to the ever-changing landscape of the game engine and its pipeline
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • Strong knowledge of the video game development process and production pipelines
  • Ability to work effectively with different animation styles
  • Strong knowledge of rigging in 3D/2D
  • Good background of issue debugging and general problem solving
  • Skills in animation software packages such as Maya, 3Ds Max, or Blender
  • Experience working with custom game engines, with an understanding of platform limitations, memory, and performance
  • Strong understanding of animation fundamentals
  • Passion for video games, art, and commitment to personal development
  • Creative thinker with strong problem-solving abilities
  • Good communication skills and a teamwork-oriented attitude