Senior 3D Character Animator at GreenPark Sports

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Senior 3D Character Animator

Job Description:

The Senior 3D Character Animator will be responsible for creating exceptional animated assets for mobile games in the LA area. Working within a Unity game development pipeline, the Character Animator will be involved in various motion styles (idles, action, dance, etc) that fulfills the creative vision and desired gaming experiences. The candidate must be a senior level animator. This role is expected to begin as a work-from-home position given the current circumstances.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with art leadership, other animators, and game designers to create high quality real-time assets.
  • Be versatile in motion styles, ranging from slow paced idle animations, to full blown high level choreography in dance and sports related movement.
  • Understanding how to connect our characters to the user using the video game language, style and narrative.
  • Participate in creative meetings and constantly communicate animation ideas. 
  • Update with shot dailies.
  • Problem solver - participate in optimizing art production, pipelines, processes, and propose new tools and solutions.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Strong foundation in animation using Maya, particularly in unique, energetic character movement and attitude
  • Game experience is preferred (particularly in Unity), but a strong cinematic reel demonstrating exemplary character animation is also key.
  • Experience in editing/adding effects is a plus (using Adobe Premiere or After Effects), to better illustrate animation ideas and to quickly visualize animated assets
  • Understanding video game development, i.e. working within shot length constraints, looping animation, leveling up animation, etc.
  • Exceptional understanding of gestures, shape and silhouette as it pertains to awesome video game characters and movement.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, specifically in conveying creative ideas 
  • Professional experience working closely with a structured, small team but is a self-starter when needed.
  • Demonstrates high standards of excellence in work.
  • Efficient at prioritizing to meet deadlines, and adaptability to adjust to fast turnarounds when needed.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced live operations development environment.
  • A deep love of video games, cool characters, and cinematic story-telling.

Note: Please submit an animation reel demonstrating your work with your application.

What We Offer:

  • Opportunity: With a small, core team of talented people, iterating and scaling fast, you’ll be hands-on and learning right away.
  • Location: We have two amazing locations - LA (Remote due to COVID-19) and SF (Downtown Burlingame/Remote due to COVID-19).
  • Culture: We strive to be welcoming and inclusive. As an early team member, you’ll be active in recruiting decisions ensuring we build a culture you want to be part of.
  • Salary: A competitive salary with stock options.
  • Benefits: Option to join a Health, Vision and Dental benefits plan with growing benefits as the company is growing.
  • Time-Off: Flexible PTO
  • Away Games: With a team split between Los Angeles and Burlingame, there’s occasional travel.

Please note: We do NOT offer H1B sponsorship or transfers at this time.

We’re building the future of Fan Engagement experiences for live sports. It’s a frenetic, all-in, raise-the-stakes and show-your-passion mobile game experience where the best fans win. Our fast-growing all-star team loves both sports and eSports and we’re not afraid to show it. Hey, that’s game, set and match! We offer exciting times ahead, lots of spectacular twists and turns, hard work and the sweet success of achieving something most people wouldn’t think possible - if they could imagine it at all.   Ask questions, think thoughts and if it seems like a match, let’s chat.

 
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Location

In the heart of Calabasas

An Insider's view of GreenPark Sports

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Everyone at GreenPark is passionate about what they do. The energy here is contagious. This has been the most supportive team I have ever worked with, we are all here to help each other and collaborate to do amazing things. We are working on something that hasn't been done before so every problem to solve is a creative challenge.

Kathy

Creative Talent Acquisition Specialist

What does your typical day look like?

My day usually begins with team and project standups to align on priorities. Depending on where we are in the development cycle, I might also participate in a project planning or QA session, interview a candidate or help onboard a new teammate. Since switching to remote work, some of us take time to exercise and then finish our work asynchronously.

Natalia

Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful person in this company is someone who knows and is thrilled about what they are getting into. We aren't a corporate behemoth with an established line of products. We're a fledgling startup, forging paths into the unknown, building the company and its culture as we build the product. It's the most engaged I've been in a long time!

Kris

Senior Producer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Our creative team has a strong gaming and games industry background, which is why we value all ideas and creative contributions.
We welcome both high and low-level ideas, covering any creative spectrum incl. game mechanics, pacing, art, FX or audio. Ideas are evaluated based on how well they fit the business strategy and product vision.

Alex

VP, Experience

What makes someone successful on your team?

Successful team members can come in many forms, but there are some inherent qualities that will allow a team member to shine at GreenPark.
- Entrepreneurial spirit
- Team player
- A builder that pays attention to details
- Autonomous
- Always looking for ways to add value
- High integrity
- Positive attitude

Jenn

Director of Operations

What are GreenPark Sports Perks + Benefits

GreenPark Sports Benefits Overview

Opportunity: With a small, core team of talented people, iterating and scaling fast, you’ll be
hands-on and learning right away.
Location: We have two amazing offices - LA (Calabasas) and SF (Downtown Burlingame).
Culture: We strive to be welcoming and inclusive. As an early team member, you’ll be active in recruiting decisions ensuring we build a culture you want to be part of.
Salary: A competitive salary with stock options.
Benefits: Option to join a Health, Vision and Dental benefits plan with growing benefits as the company is growing.
Time-Off: Flexible PTO
Away Games: With a team split between Los Angeles (Calabasas) and Burlingame, there’s occasional travel.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
It is 100% for employees and we cover 50% of dependents.
Vision Benefits
It is 100% for employees and we cover 50% of dependents.
Health Insurance Benefits
It is 100% for employees and we cover 50% of dependents.
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
GreenPark Sports offers stock options.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
GreenPark Sports provides parents with a flexible work schedule to make sure you can tend to your child's needs.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 9 days per calendar year.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Greenpark Sports hosts company outings Quarterly.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies

Additional Perks + Benefits

We get tickets to local sporting events!

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