US - Remote
ProbablyMonsters is looking for a friendly & curious Animation
Director who wants to help create a new competitive shooter as part of an
incubation game team.
You will join a team that believes:
Building a great team is as important as building a great game
A small team of veterans with focus & chemistry can achieve magical
Growing is more important than knowing
In this role you will work with a team of talented artists creating epic
gameplay and cinematic animations for a unique cast of stunning 3D characters,
weapons, props and more.
Location(s) and Travel
Our team is excited to welcome new remote team members, with expected online
collaboration hours from 10am – 4pm PST. Our goal is to grow a healthy team
where we value our time together, so travel to offsite locations for
collaborative sessions can be expected, but not limited to, once a quarter
This role is available in all US states expect NY, DE, HI
WHO YOU ARE:
You excel at building animation teams and leading them to success but are
capable of creating incredible animation yourself
You are well organized, work effectively with project planners, and
dependably deliver tasks on time and can do it with complete autonomy
You are proactive & curious about learning what is state of the art
technology for your craft
You are fiercely passionate about games and what they mean to our players
and believe your art should serve the broader player experience above pure
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
Masterfully direct or animate human character, weapons and props for both
in-game and cinematic sequences
Establish efficient animation processes, procedures and pipelines
Expert level cleaning and polishing of motion capture data when needed
Ensure animations are performant in-engine and meet technical requirements
Troubleshoot complex animation-related issues
Define, create and iterate animation guides
Provide exceptionally consistent, reliable, and outstandingly articulated
notes and feedback to internal or external animators and vendors
Partner with production to create and maintain timeline expectations and
Playtest every day and give feedback, even on non-art related work
12+ years industry experience animating for video games or film
Art Leadership experience
Unreal Engine Experience as it applies to the scope of the role
Master level key-frame animation skills in a 3D application like Maya.
IP incubation experience
Competitive shooter experience
ProbablyMonsters is a AAA independent video game company that aims to change
the way games are made. We unite a diverse roster of development teams in a
healthy, rewarding culture. We believe empowered creators build the most
engaging games and deliver the best player experiences.
ProbablyMonsters is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by
applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of
We provide a rich benefits package:
Medical Coverage - health, dental, and vision paid at 100% for the
employee and dependents are subsidized by the Company.
Healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and
AD &D insurance.
401(k) with an annual contribution by the Company.
Paid holidays and vacation, bereavement leaves, and parental leave.
Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part-time and
temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company.
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, exempt (salaried) position.
The full salary range for this position is $197,200 - $305,600 per year.
The upper third of the salary range is typically reserved for existing
employees who demonstrate strong performance over time. When an offer is
made, many factors are considered, such as your unique experience and
skills, where you live, where the work will be performed, what similar
jobs pay, internal equity, and what you're looking for.
In addition to base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for
additional incentives, such as a sign-on bonus and short- and long-term
incentives. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.