Lead Animator

About Digital Insight Games (DIG)

We are a team of experienced and passionate game developers that have worked on A LOT of titles. Among them are Might and Magic, Call of Duty, Tomb Raider, Gran Turismo, and Left 4 Dead, just to name a few. In fact, our co-founder Jon Van Caneghem is in the Computer Gaming World Hall of Fame and we’re deeply focused on creating compelling games for players around the world. Our tools and technology are state-of-the-art, we strive to maintain a happy and dedicated team, and work together each day to improve our games and company until we become the best in the world. All of it remotely…

If you would like to be part of this, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us at: apply@digitalinsightgames.com

To learn more about DIG, please visit www.digitalinsightgames.com

Lead Animator

The role of lead animator is responsible for the planning and implementation of all animation within the project. From creating the animation tree to motion capture, the lead animator is focused on bringing animations into the game with a high visual fidelity. A successful lead animator will also collaborate with engineering, design and directors on gameplay mechanics, potential issues with those mechanics, and determine solutions.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of animators, providing guidance on tasks, quality and technical aspects.
  • Collaborate with the Creative and Art Director on animation targets and style.
  • Create compelling animation sets with an emphasis on proper weight, balance and timing
  • Build and maintain an animation schedule that works with the overall project milestones
  • Identify potential areas of risk and work with other groups to mitigate them
  • Partner with Production to direct outsourcers when necessary

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in the game industry
  • At least 1 title shipped as a Lead Animator on a AAA title
  • Great understanding of realistic body mechanics as well as animation principles
  • Expert knowledge of Maya, specializing in rigging, skinning, or animating
  • Experience with skeletal mesh animation systems

Bonus:

  • Skilled with Unreal Blueprint and Sequencer systems
  • Knowledge of Motion Builder
  • Experience with motion capture and import
  • Experience in managing a team of animators.
  • Basic understanding of scripts and plug-ins to help improve the animation pipeline
  • Knowledge of procedural animation techniques

Benefits:

  • Highly competitive compensation package that included equity and revenue share.
  • Best in class healthcare and other insurance benefits.
  • Remote work compatible.
  • Generous vacation and paid time-off.

Digital Insight Games is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, interview, and hire people of all backgrounds, orientations, identities, and expressions.

You can email us at apply@digitalinsightgames.com to inquire about the opening, and share your resume with us.