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Rockstar New England
Lead Animator

Rockstar New England is searching for a Lead Animator to help push a team of talented animators deliver world class video games.  This is a unique opportunity to join an experienced team working across multiple projects within Rockstar.  We want to hear from outstanding candidates who are able to combine technical excellence with true artistic flair.

Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of animators to deliver stunning in-game animations that are both fluid and responsive.
  • Work closely with designers and programmers to create immersive experiences.
  • Consistently meet project deadlines without compromising artistic integrity.
  • Provide guidance to the animation team, developing and enhancing skills and capabilities.
  • Manage competing priorities effectively ensuring that all relevant parties are informed of project status/changes.
  • Plan and delegate work to your team to effectively meet project deadlines.
  • Take accountability for your team’s actions and productivity.
  • Troubleshoot and debug animation systems.

Qualifications

  • Outstanding demo reel displaying strong animation ability.
  • Minimum 7+ years of experience animating video games.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Art/Animation.
  • Positive, solution-orientated individual with a passion for game development.
  • Experience in shipping third person action games.
  • Strong interest in video games.
  • Advanced knowledge of MotionBuilder and motion capture.
  • Strong communication skills in expressing the vision for the animation in game and working with other departments.
  • Possess good knowledge of character set up, rigging and similar areas.