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Animator, Technical Animator, Amazon Games Montreal

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As a Technical Animator, you are responsible for the animation tools, pipelines and technologies that allow animators to bring iconic characters to life and offer players a unique gaming experience.

Joining Amazon Games Montreal means contributing to the founding of a new video game studio on a human scale; participate in the creation of a new intellectual property revisiting the multiplayer online battle arena (yes, a MOBA); and collaborate with a team of versatile experts who have fun working together. Come build the future with us!

As Technical Animator, you are responsible for the animation tools, pipelines and technologies that enable animators to bring to life iconic characters and provide players with a unique game experience.

Joining Amazon Games Montréal means taking part in the foundation of a new video game studio that operates at a focused, human scale; participating in the creation of a new intellectual property, a fresh take on the AAA multiplayer online battle arena game (yes, a MOBA); and collaborating with a team of well-rounded experts who have a great time working together. Come build the future with us!

Key job responsibilities
Responsabilités
– Mettre en place et maintenir un pipeline d’animation qui permet d’atteindre des résultats de haute qualité et maximise la productivité;
– Create or modify specific tools and scripts to improve the effectiveness of facilitators;
– Prototype and implement procedural animation systems such as fabric, physics and IK;
– Ensure that the animation systems support the game’s functionalities, the customization of characters and their accessories;
– Support and improve the animation pipeline from Maya to the game engine;
– Increase team skills through mentoring on technical topics.

Responsibilities
– Implement and maintain an animation pipeline that produces high quality results and maximizes productivity;
– Create or modify specific tools and scripts to improve the efficiency of animators;
– Work with animators and developers to create and improve animation systems in the game engine;
– Prototype and implement procedural animation systems such as cloth, physics and game IK;
– Ensure the animation systems support game features, customization and attachments;
– Support and improve the animation pipeline from Maya to the game engine;
– Increase team skills through mentoring on technical topics.

A day in the life
À propos d’Amazon Games
Amazon Games brings the principles of Amazon culture to the world of game design. Our diverse, creative and talented team brings together professionals who are passionate about creating games, and who leverage their strengths through their membership in Amazon’s unique culture. All of our teams, wherever they are, are united by a common goal: delivering fantastic gaming experiences to customers around the world. We believe in a future where we can create, compete, collaborate and connect through games. We are looking for the right people who will help us build this future. Leveraging the power of Twitch and AWS, you’ll have the opportunity to innovate in gameplay, creativity, marketing and technology,

About Amazon Games

Amazon Games applies the principles of Amazonian culture to the world of game design. We have a diverse team of talented, creative people pairing their love of making games with the unique strengths that come with being part of Amazon. Across all of our teams and locations, we are united by a common purpose: to share great gaming experiences with customers around the world. We believe in a future where everyone is a gamer and everyone can create, compete, collaborate and connect through games, and we are looking for the right people to help us build that future. With the power of Twitch and AWS at your fingertips, you will have the chance to innovate in gameplay, creativity, marketing, and technology, while working alongside some of the smartest and most creative minds in the industry.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Montreal, QC, CAN

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

Basic Qualifications
– 3+ years of experience in character animation for AAA games
– Good command of French and English, oral and written; since this role requires interacting with other Amazon entities globally as well as with employees and stakeholders in other Canadian provinces, knowledge of French and English is required for this job.

Basic Qualifications
– 3+ years of experience animating in-game character animation for AAA games
– Strong verbal and written communication skills, in French and English; due to the nature of the role that requires interaction with other Amazon entities globally and with Amazon employees and stakeholders in other provinces in Canada, bilingualism French and English is required for this position.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Desirable Qualifications
– Knowledge of animation principles
– Experience integrating animation content into a game engine
– Experience with real-time animation systems
– Knowledge of Python
– Knowledge of rigging
– Excellent problem-solving skills
– Communication and mentoring skills
– Mastery of Unreal or similar game engine
We know that your talent and abilities can be expressed through varied and relevant experiences. We therefore encourage you to apply, even if you may not meet all of the qualifications listed.

Preferred Qualifications
– Knowledge of the principles of animation
– Experience integrating animation content into a game engine
– Experience with runtime animation systems
– Knowledge of Python
– Knowledge of rigging
– Excellent problem-solving skills
– Communication and mentoring skills
– Proficiency in Unreal or similar game engine
We know that your talent and skills can be expressed through a variety of relevant experiences. We encourage you to apply, even though you may not have all the qualifications listed.

To apply for this job please visit www.amazon.jobs.