Full Time Job

Technical Animation Director

Amazon Games Studios

Montreal, QC 02-13-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

En tant que Directrice ou Directeur d'animation technique, vous définissez la vision et êtes responsable des outils d'animation, des pipelines et des technologies qui permettent à l'équipe d'animation de donner vie à des personnages iconiques et d'offrir aux joueuses et aux joueurs une expérience de jeu unique.

Rejoindre Amazon Games Montréal, c'est contribuer à la fondation d'un nouveau studio de jeux vidéo à taille humaine; participer à la création d'une nouvelle propriété intellectuelle revisitant l'arène de bataille en ligne multijoueur (oui, un MOBA); et collaborer avec une équipe d'experts polyvalents qui ont bien du fun à travailler ensemble. Venez construire l'avenir avec nous!

As a Technical Animation Director, you set the vision and 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
- 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.

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

Montreal, QC, CAN


Basic Qualifications
- 7+ years of combined experience in animation, rigging and programming
- Exceptional ability to project manage, think backwards, and plan for results
- Excellent knowledge of Unreal Engine & 3D software
- Excellent verbal, written, and relationship management skills
- 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.


Qualifications privilégiées
- Connaissance des principes d'animation
- Passion pour les jeux multijoueur en ligne
Nous savons que votre talent et vos habilités peuvent s'exprimer par des expériences variées et pertinentes. Nous vous incitons donc à postuler, même si vous ne présentez peut-être pas toutes les qualifications listées.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Knowledge of the principles of animation
- Passion for online multiplayer games
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.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status. If you would like to request an accommodation, please notify your Recruiter.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gpo6o9-18-207-129-175-42 in your application.