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Lead/Animator Supervisor - Sierra Online (Seattle Studio)
Sierra Online, located in greater Seattle (Issaquah), is looking for a Lead Animator/Supervisor to help us create lively character animations that add life and emotion to our vibrant world. The Lead Animator will help facilitate and drive the character creation pipeline; helping to illustrate his/her methods with our outsourcing group inShanghai, China.
Establishing, documenting and maintaining animation pipeline
Facilitate the production of bi-ped and quadra/multiped animations
Work with the Project Art Director to maintain a strong focus and push toward a dynamic and spirited animation style
Collaborate with designers on solving gameplay problems while maintaining artistic vision
Create, estimate, and maintain animation schedules and manage the animation team to deliver consistently on those tasks
Participate in defining tools and art production pipeline
5 Years of experience of animating characters for video games.
1 Years of experience working as a Lead Animator within the Gaming industry.
Expert-level skill in 3D Studio Max or equivalent 3D program.
Bachelors Degree in Animation from a competitive program preferred.
Strong technical background and a solid understanding of rigging, biped, and quadruped animations and other complex animation techniques and their applications to games.
Strong familiarity with facial blendshapes
Experience with outsourcing elements of a project.
Ability to work in a self-directed manner.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
A passion for game development
Demonstrated leadership, management and organizational skills, on at least two shipped game titles.
Previous experience in online games a plus
Please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org referencing Lead Animator/Supervisor in the subject line.
About Sierra Online
Sierra Online, a division of Vivendi Games, develops and publishes quality Xbox Live Arcade, mid-session and PC online titles for every viable platform. Titles in development include FreeStyle Street Basketball, a fast-paced online basketball game featuring innovative community and customization capabilities; as well as Xbox Live Arcade and online games. Sierra Online is headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., with regional studios in Issaquah, Wash., and Shanghai, China.
Vivendi Games is a global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. The company is the leader in the subscription-based massively multi-player online (MMO) games category and holds leading positions in the PC, casual online, console, handheld and mobile games markets. Vivendi Games two principal studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Entertainment, headquartered in Irvine, CA, and Sierra Entertainment, headquartered in Los Angeles, which includes Radical Entertainment, Swordfish Studios, High Moon Studios and Massive Entertainment. Vivendi Games is also home to Vivendi Games Mobile, dedicated to publishing quality titles for the worldwide mobile games market. Vivendi Games maintains strategic relationships with industry leading content partners, including Universal Music Group, NBC Universal, Twentieth Century Fox, and Ludlum Entertainment. The company has 16 offices around the world conducting business in 75 countries.
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