AVAILABLE POSITIONS 2D Game Animator

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Zynga is seeking a skilled Animator to join a dynamic team for one of Zynga’s most established games. We are looking for driven individuals who want to contribute to the growth and development of our product in a highly-collaborative environment. The ideal candidate must be able to work with talented contributors from different disciplines and bring a unique perspective to the table. Applicants must have a strong understanding of animation principles and be able to use a range of techniques to drive high quality visuals with a limited toolset.

You will confidently and respectfully challenge the status quo in order to improve things. Assertive when needed, you voice concerns, generate ideas for improvements, and stay on the cutting edge of animation technology and technique. Confident in your decision making, you nevertheless think carefully before you speak and act.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Produce high quality animations using animation principles for characters, environments, UI and VFX
  • The Animator will be working with a team of technical artists, designers, artists and engineers to develop amazing animations and special effects in Unity/other game engines.
  • The Animator’s primary duties are creating 2D and 2.5D animations in Maya, Spine and Game engines (Unity/Spritex), also animating particle systems. Exporting Animations from any animation software’s integrating them in to game engines, creating prefabs for Animations in Unity/other game engines and rigging Characters/props.
  • Assist in the preparation of assets for animation using Photoshop.
  • Demonstrate strong understanding of how animation supports gameplay and narrative with the ability to communicate these links to the team.
  • The ideal candidate has well-rounded experience in a mobile game pipeline.

 

Required Skills:

  • Ability to communicate visually, and to identify and define visual design issues and solutions.
  • Core Photoshop CC skills to create sprites.
  • Expert knowledge of Maya and Spine along with 2.5D rigging.
  • Clear understanding of cameras, lighting, and shaders in Unity
  • Strong problem-solving methodology.

 

Recommended Skills:

  • 4+ experience 2d/3d animations with minimum 2 years in games development.
  • A passion for games, social slots, and social networking
  • Prior experience with version control software such as Perforce
  • Please include your portfolio in the application!
  • 5D rigging/Animation/Unity animation/vfx samples are encouraged.

What we offer you:

  • Work in a studio that has complete P&L ownership of games
  • Competitive salary, discretionary annual bonus scheme and Take Two RSUs
  • Full medical, accident as well as life insurance benefits
  • Catered breakfast, lunch and evening snacks
  • Child care facilities for women employees and discounted facilities for male employees
  • Well stocked pantry
  • Generous Paid Maternity/Paternity leave
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Active Employee Resource Groups – Women at Zynga
  • Frequent employee events
  • Additional leave options for most employees
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Casual dress every single day
  • Work with cool people and impact millions of daily players!

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse and talented workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome job-seekers, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds to join us!

We will consider all qualified job-seekers with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities in order to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at AccommodationRequest@zynga.com to request an accommodation associated with your application for an open position.

Zynga does not  engage in financial exchanges during the recruitment or onboarding process. We do not conduct job interviews over third-party messaging apps such as Telegram, WhatsApp or others. We will never ask you for your personal or financial information over unofficial chat channels. Our in-house recruitment team only contacts individuals via official company email addresses (i.e., via a zynga.com or naturalmotion.com email domain).

If you believe you have been the victim of a scam, you may wish to contact the authorities. In the United States, you may file a complaint with the FBI. More information is available here: https://www.ic3.gov.

Careers Category: Art & Animation

Careers location: Bengaluru, India

Connected Worker Type: Connected

Requisition ID: P211157

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Zynga does not engage in financial exchanges during the recruitment or onboarding process. We do not conduct job interviews over third-party messaging apps such as Telegram, WhatsApp or others. We will never ask you for your personal or financial information over unofficial chat channels. Our in-house recruitment team only contacts individuals via official company email addresses (i.e., via a zynga.com or naturalmotion.com email domain).

If you believe you have been the victim of a scam, you may wish to contact the authorities. In the United States, you may file a complaint with the FBI. More information is available here: https://www.ic3.gov