Founded in 1998, Retro Studios is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo Company, Ltd. Retro is a state-of-the-art game development studio, working in conjunction with Nintendo to bring award-winning games to Nintendo's cutting-edge next-generation platforms. Retro Studios is located in beautiful Austin, Texas. With rolling hills, scenic waterways, abundant wildlife, vibrant music and film scenes, and a laid-back cosmopolitan culture, Austin is a dynamic city with an excellent quality of life. Austin's sunny weather also supports a great range of outdoor activities, providing plenty of venues for top-notch game developers to recharge and unwind.
Work with the Development Management Team to execute the determined style and tone of animation for the final product
Responsible, as an individual contributor, for creating high quality exemplar animation that sets the standards for the team for both in-game and cinematic animation
Champion the project's goals and inspire the Animation team to achieve the vision, through actionable tasks.
Collaborate with Design, Engineering and the Technical Animation staff on animation pipeline
Coordinate with Development Management Team to understand the evolving needs of the studio
Evaluate and promote the use of appropriate techniques and systems to support animation goals
Develop and implement quality assurance protocols to review and approve animation work
Anticipate and recognize potential conflicts or production issues and recommend solutions
Mentor a team of animators, supporting and promoting a growth mindset amongst the staff.
Handle performance evaluations, bonus reviews, and any necessary disciplinary plans for direct reports
Recommend promotions for individuals within the team
Responsible for having 1-1 meetings to understand the career goals for individuals within the group
This job description outlines primary duties and requirements and is not intended to identify all tasks that may be performed; individuals occupying the position may be required to perform other duties. The company may modify job duties from time to time, either in practice or in writing.
SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS
Must have a robust portfolio of high-quality hand-keyed animation work in a variety of styles
Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment and creativity in developing animation to support art direction and theme as defined by Art Director
Self-starter with proactive attitude to improve own qualifications
Passion for sharing insights and ability to coach less experienced people
Demonstrated leadership in organizing efforts involving multiple collaborators
Excellent communication, organizational, personal, and problem-solving skills
Demonstrated ability to build and manage teams, provide leadership, and creatively solve problems
Thorough understanding of animation technical requirements for video game production pipelines
Able to critique animations by using various techniques like draw-overs, demos, etc,
Able to problem solve issues that can occur during the various stages of the animation pipeline from creating the animation to implementing in game.
Technical Experience with Animation for video game software:
Experience using industry standard tracking and communication software such as Jira, Confluence, etc.
Experience working with 3D software, Maya preferred.
Experience working with animation trees or any other node-based animation systems.
Familiarity with current rigging methods and evaluating rigs for game and cinematic animations.
Experience with rigging characters is a plus.
Experience with already established IP is a plus.
Prior Cinematics experience is a plus.
Undergraduate degree in art related subject; or completion of an intensive art training program; or equivalent independent study and experience.
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