AVAILABLE POSITIONS Lead Animator-1

Zynga is seeking a knowledgeable and passionate Lead Animator to join a dynamic team for one of Zynga’s most established games. As a lead animator you will have the opportunity to inspire a team of talented animators and lead animation quality on a game. You will empower, support and guide others to excellence, acting as a role model for organizational, technical, and creative skills, whilst having an impact to the Zynga art community. You will work closely with the Art Director, Game Designers, and other key players to create the next outstanding game!

Come help us make a difference by connecting the world through games!

Main Responsibilities:

  • Produce high quality animations.
  • Assist in building strong animation foundations and be able to uphold those standards.
  • Lead the animation team with excellent planning and task scheduling, to deliver animation to required quality, specification and time.
  • Coach and mentor team members to develop professional skills including soft skills.
  • Demonstrate high understanding of how animation supports gameplay and narrative.
  • Demonstrate high level proficiency in 3D animation software (e.g. Maya, MotionBuilder).
  • Plan, deliver, document and adjust/improve, complex animation motion graphs, to produce fluid in-game animation. 

Desired Skills and Experience :

  • Proficient people management skills, using situational leadership techniques and an ability to have crucial conversations with staff.
  • Knowledge of all stages of game development on multiple projects, enabling pragmatic, strategic judgements and providing excellent advice across the team.
  • Expert level communication and problem solving skills.
  • The ability to provide and receive feedback.
  • Proven experience of planning and managing delivery within the discipline.
  • Proven experience of managing a team's morale and supporting individuals' career development.
  • Previous experience leading and mentoring a team to produce quality results.
  • Experience working on business level tasks, e.g. cross discipline pipeline development.
  • Experience with game engines (Unity)
  • Significant software experience in: Maya, Unity, Photoshop, Perforce, Git
  • Strong showreel.
  • A love of games!

What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary and bonus 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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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: Austin, TX, Carlsbad, CA, Chicago, IL, Eugene, OR, Remote, US, Remote, Canada, Toronto, Canada

Connected Worker Type: Connected, Onsite, Offsite

Requisition ID: P211703

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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