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Outsourcing Artist (Animation)

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🇪🇸 Barcelona

We are Socialpoint, a world-renowned mobile games studio based in sunny Barcelona, part of the Take-Two Interactive family. Our games are positioned in the top rankings of both iOS and Android, and they are played and loved by millions of fans all over the world.

Job Description

As an Outsourcing Artist (Animation), you will ensure animations delivered by our vendors are received on time, with the expected quality bar, and properly organised in our project management tools.

From time to time, you will also be more hands-on, and participate directly in animation production to help the studio with any production peaks.

You will show a talent for efficiency, adaptability and emotional intelligence to problem-solving, always executing sound judgement, with clear decision-making and poise in unexpected situations.

Role Responsibilities

  • Providing feedback to vendors based on art guidelines by providing visual and written instructions and other methods to ensure clear communication
  • Ensure and facilitate communication with internal teams and external vendors by maintaining a strong relationship between external and internal art teams
  • Identifying potential problems in the art pipeline and working with the Leads and teams to prevent them.
  • Generating and providing pertinent documentation to vendors, ensuring compliant documentation, visual reference and examples of art asset production, procedures, and engine requirements to support the external vendors.
  • Report to the Art Outsourcing Lead to align on tasks and priorities, collaborate with Outsourcing Producers and Leads to understand and communicate the visual goals of the project externally
  • Implement and make sure assets are consistent and game ready and Implement approved assets into our internal Asset Manager, along with making any needed fixes to keep assets consistent and game ready.
  • Depending on the workload, supporting the studios with animation production.

Desired Experience & Qualifications

  • Proficient in 2D Animation (Spine)
  • A good knowledge of 3D Animation (Maya).
  • Solid knowledge of Photoshop is a plus.
  • 4 years of experience in the gaming industry with a proven Demo Reel.
  • High level of English, both written and spoken (English is our official language!)
  • A great understanding of animation principles such as FX´s, anatomy and composition and the ability to apply them in the form of paintovers or written feedback.
  • Highly organised, with exceptional attention to detail, process knowledge and ability to multi-task.
  • Experienced with Google Dsocs, Slides and Sheets, Microsoft Office and Excel, as well as Atlassian JIRA and Confluence is a plus.

Compensation & Benefits

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have employed a hybrid working from home/office system. So, what does this mean? All we ask is that you live within commuting distance of our office in Barcelona so you are able to come into the office for important meetings/events.

  • Relocation support to help you move to Barcelona (if you’re not already here).
  • An impressive 25 days annual leave, not including public holidays.
  • Private medical insurance for you and your family, just in case.
  • Choose from the latest IOS or Android device upon joining (phone or tablet).
  • Free language lessons (English, Spanish & Catalan).
  • Spotify Premium for the first 6 months of your employment with us.
  • Legendary social events & parties to let off some steam.
  • People development is key for us: an amazing training budget just for you and our internal mobility program offers real growth opportunities!

If you choose to work in the office some days, don’t worry - we have you covered. Check out some of our benefits tied to the office;

  • State of the art gym facilities so you can level up your fitness game.
  • Book an appointment with our onsite physiotherapist.
  • Drop by our onsite hairdressers for a trim (and forget your wallet).

Intrigued? We’d love to hear from you. Please click “apply” to level up and submit your application in English.

Socialpoint is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. You’re welcome on the team no matter where you’re from, who you like, what you look like, or if you prefer Xbox over Playstation. It’s a trick question – mobile wins every time! We hire based on your qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities. Our games are for everyone, and so is our workplace.