Senior Technical Animator

  • location: Redmond, WA (remote)
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $46 - $56 per hour

job description

Senior Technical Animator

job summary:
Senior Technical Animator needed for contract role with Randstad Technologies client in Redmond, WA.


  • 5+ years' experience as a technical animator or similar. Shipped AAA title on current generation hardware preferred.
  • A portfolio/demo reel demonstrating a deep understanding of rigging and achieving high-quality deformations.
  • Experience with character facial rigging.
  • In-depth industry knowledge of character, animation, and motion capture pipelines.
  • strong knowledge of one or more major 3D packages, Maya and MotionBuilder preferred.
  • Proficiency with 3DS Max a plus.
  • Proficient with scripting in Python for Maya (MotionBuilder and 3DS Max is a plus).
  • Experience with an industry standard motion capture system, Motive preferred.
  • Excellent organization, time management, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Enthusiasm for empowering artists and animators to do their best work.
  • Experience with Granny 3D animation system a plus.
location: Redmond, Washington
job type: Contract
salary: $46 - 56 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
  • Work with content creators to achieve and maintain a high, consistent quality bar for characters and animations in game.
  • Add to and maintain our Python-based animation tools, rigging, and mocap pipelines.
  • Work with character artists to prepare, skin and export character assets for our engine.
  • Identify opportunities to improve workflows and increase efficiency.
  • Monitor the impact of in-game characters and animations on performance and work with the team to solve issues.
  • Present ideas, feedback, and create documentation relating to animation and rigging workflows.
  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 3 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors
  • Animation
  • Rigging
  • Mocap Pipeline
  • Technical Animation (5 years of experience is preferred)
  • Character Facial Rigging
  • Maya
  • Python
  • 3DS Max
  • MotionBuilder
  • Motive
  • Granny 3D

For certain assignments, Covid-19 vaccination and/or testing may be required by Randstad's client or applicable federal mandate, subject to approved medical or religious accommodations. Carefully review the job posting for details on vaccine/testing requirements or ask your Randstad representative for more information.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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