AVAILABLE POSITIONS Character Animator – New Mobile RPG Puzzle Game

Zynga is seeking an Character Animator to join a dynamic team on an exciting new title in the Puzzle RPG genre . We are looking for driven individuals 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 an understanding of animation principles and be able to use a range of techniques to drive high quality visuals with a limited toolset.  

Main Responsibilities:

  • The Animator will be working with a team of designers, concept artists, technical artists and software engineers to develop amazing animation and special effects. The Animator’s duties consist of a mixture of 2D & 3D animation projects, bringing to life characters, environments, UI, and VFX using a variety of tools and techniques.

  • Encouraging and generating creative ideas and solutions with the team.

  • Other duties include packing texture sheets, creating and animating particle systems, implementing animations into our game engine and art asset optimization. The ideal candidate has well-rounded experience in a game pipeline.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 2+ years of game development experience.

  • Strong principles of Design and Animation (2D/3D, character, environment, UI, VFX)

  • Strong communication and problem solving skills.

  • The ability to provide and receive feedback.

  • Software experience in: Maya, Unity, Photoshop, Perforce, Git

  • Technical experience modeling, skinning and rigging 2D/3D assets/characters.

  • Knowledge of game development on multiple projects, enabling pragmatic, strategic judgements and providing creative ideas and solutions to the team.

  • Proven experience delivering animations on ambitious timelines.

  • An openness to learn, adapt, and be flexible in a highly collaborative team.

  • A strong showreel that demonstrates animation principles and skills.

  • A love of games!

What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan, Zynga RSU’s (Restricted Stock Units), ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution
  • Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits
  • Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid maternity/parental leave
  • Subsidized Back-up child care
  • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups
  • Work with cool people and impact millions of daily players

Hiring Update: The safety of our candidates and team members is our top priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our workforce transitioned to working from home, with all interviewing and onboarding being conducted virtually until further notice.

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.

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Careers Category: Art & Animation

Careers location: Austin, TX, Chicago, IL, Remote, US, Remote, Canada, Toronto, Canada

Connected Worker Type: Connected, Onsite, Offsite

Requisition ID: P211160

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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