Lead Animator (SuperWOW! Games)

Australia - Remote First

Wildlife Studios, one of the largest mobile gaming companies in the world has opened its second independent game studio, SuperWow Games, in Austin, Texas; and Melbourne, Australia.

As the SuperWOW! Games Lead Animator, you will be part of the gameplay team and will be responsible for the development of gameplay systems.

We're looking for a talented and passionate Animator to join the SuperWOW! Games. This is a remote working model, anywhere in Australia.

 

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Making games with a diverse team of Game Designers, Artists, Animators, Sound Designers and Software Engineers.
  • Developing and delivering engaging animations to game design & engineering specifications.
  • Creating 2D and 3D animation assets
  • Collaborating with the art team regarding best practices and processes relating to game development.
  • Contributing to process improvements to increase productivity and the visual quality of the games.
  • Keeping abreast of new graphic techniques, trends and styles in the industry.

Knowledge

  • Degree in Animation, Graphic Design or equivalent work experience.
  • 7+ years of professional experience in a related field.
  • Skilled in 2D animation with proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects.
  • Knowledge of 3D animation techniques and tools such as 3D Studio Max, Blender or Maya.
  • Skilled in creating fluid and natural character animations that demonstrate understanding of physical motion, weight, balance and form.
  • Ability to accurately rig for complex 2D/3D characters and write scripts for ease of animation.
  • Experience with Unity is a plus.
  • Excellent knowledge of design basics (lighting, composition, perspective, texturing, colours, etc.)
  • An understanding of character creation (modeling, texturing, and rigging) is a bonus.

Requirements

  • Have excellent communication skills and organisational skills.
  • Can take and give constructive feedback.
  • Have previous gaming industry experience.
  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously and be flexible to the ever-changing environment of a fast-growing company.
  • Be self-motivated and proactive to get stuff done.

The Benefits

  • Join a diverse, talented team currently based in Australia and Austin USA.
  • Flexible work hours.
  • Work from Home with all the full-time, big Studio benefits.
  • We offer competitive salary
  • Full Private dental, life and heath insurance on top of benefits package,

More about you

  • You're passionate about software development and know how to ensure its quality
  • You're motivated by building up engineering services and aware of its different architectures
  • You're creative when solving problems and continuously seeking improvements for processes and solutions
  • You can communicate clearly with your team and the company to identify issues and demands
  • You have the autonomy to identify the current and new priorities, evaluating the impact of their outcomes in the final result.

We know that the work we do has a high impact on our company's success and culture. The right person for this position is curious by nature, and comfortable in a “take the initiative” environment, loves solving problems, and can thrive in a fast and growing business.

About Wildlife

Wildlife is one of the leading mobile game developers and publishers in the world. We have released more than 60 titles, reaching billions of people around the globe. Today, we have offices in Brazil, Argentina, Ireland, and the United States. Here, we create games that will excite, intrigue, and engage our players for years to come!

Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action

Wildlife is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law.

We're committed to providing accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance, please let us know at recruitment@wildlifestudios.com.

Candidates must be an Australian resident with a valid work visa or equivalent.

 

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