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Senior 3D Character Animator • Contract

Kazoo is looking for a smart & imaginative Senior 3D Character Animator with mobile game experience who rigs & animates characters. The right fit is someone who enjoys creative problem solving, learning new technologies, loves gaming, collaborating and taking ownership & pride in the work that they do. We are a small collaborative team and each member wears multiple hats to keep things fresh and interesting!

 

Responsibilities

  • Create high quality keyframed realistic but slightly stylized character (human) animations to really bring them to life!

  • Animation and Rigging experience in Maya

  • Collaborate closely with development team to create 3D Character Animations without sacrificing performance

  • Take animations from concept to shippable quality with minimal direction

  • Implement animation assets into Unity and iterate as needed

  • Responsible for how the end product looks on mobile device

 

Qualifications

  • Extensive experience in animation, facial animation, rigging & expert level understanding of Maya

  • Strong grasp of animation principles (timing, acting, sense of weight & motion).

  • Candidates with mobile/game experience will be highly considered

  • Strong general art foundation

  • Be able to solve problems across multiple platforms and pipelines

  • Understanding of Unity and/or other game development editors/engines

  • Shipped at least 2 mobile game projects from concept to completion

  • Strong passion for gaming

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent organization and efficient time management skills are required

  • Proven ability to work effectively with small to large teams in a deadline-driven environment.

  • Must be able to provide a demo reel or examples of professional work (Online preferred), a breakdown of your contributions to the shot, and an accompanying resume.

 

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Animation or Design is preferred

 

Experience

  • 4-6 years of experience as a game 3D character animator

 

Perks & Benefits

  • 100% Employee Covered Medical, Dental, & Vision Plans

  • Unlimited Vacation, Paid Sick Days & Holidays

  • 401k & Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Flexible working arrangements

 

About Kazoo Games


Kazoo Games was founded by company CEO David Schulman and CCO Sean Ro to make exceptional midcore and casual mobile games that stretch players' imaginations. With a core team of top-notch game makers, Kazoo is positioned to reach new audiences with its games and emerge as the next leader in mobile entertainment. Both co-founders have a proven track record of making wildly popular games in leading companies and as entrepreneurs; they founded Kazoo in 2019 to streamline development and focus on making hit games with passionate teams. Read more at www.kazoogames.com.

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Send us an email to:

 jobs@kazoogames.com 

Please include your resume and a link to your portfolio.