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At Visual Concepts, we believe great games are made by diverse and empowered teams with a shared passion for play. As one of the world’s top game development studios, we have shipped over 100 multi-sku titles to critical acclaim and commercial success. Our teams are independent and entrepreneurial. Our studios in Agoura Hills, Novato, Orange County, Budapest, Shanghai, Austin, San Jose, Vancouver and Seoul are committed to artistry and technical innovation, offering top candidates the opportunity to learn and grow with some of the smartest and most creative minds in the industry.

What We Need:

Visual Concepts Entertainment (2K Sports), the developers of the critically acclaimed NBA2K video game franchise, is seeking an experienced Animator. This position will report directly to the Art Director.

What You Will Do:

  • Create and polish cinematic and gameplay facial animations based on motion capture data using Maya

  • Utilize facial tracking/solving software to track/retarget to face rigs in Maya

  • Address feedback from animation lead in a timely manner.

  • Work closely with the lead and senior animators to modify assets meeting game-ready requirements

  • Responsible for delivering a list of daily animations edited for the supervisor to review and make revisions accordingly

  • Meet project deadlines and milestones

Who Will Be a Great Fit:

  • A passionate animator excited to help create a game filled with unique, player driven narrative moments

  • 3+ years of experience as an animator working with motion capture data

  • A thorough knowledge of Maya

  • Proficiency with realistic facial motion with strong timing/acting skills

  • Comfortable observing and animating the subtleties of facial expression

  • Adept at working to deadlines and a fast turnaround time

  • Strong creative and technical problem-solving skills

  • Ability to follow instructions and efficiently manage their workload on their own initiative

  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with team members to complete high volume of work

  • Experience with facial motion tracking is preferable (software such as Faceware or Dynamixyz)

  • Ability to maintain motivation, has excellent work ethics, and works well with others

  • Working knowledge of Mel or Python scripting is a plus

  • Experience with tracking/scheduling software, such as ShotGrid

  • Shipped at least 1 AAA console game. Experience in games industry

  • Love for video games (not just ours!)