2 Feb 2017

Full-Time Senior Animator/ FX Artist

www.sharecare.com – Posted by Liz GrassoSarasota, Florida, United States

Job Description

The ideal candidate:
• Expert knowledge of animation in Maya and Unity.
• Ability to create organic animations using blend shapes, particle systems and Unity’s Mecanim.
• Advanced knowledge and experience with SFX and particle systems in Unity.
• Solve creative challenges using Unity and particle effects to create advanced simulations to meet the needs of the medical and Art Quality standards.
• Breathes life into the anatomy created by the studio artists.
• Has a great handle on studio asset management, and Repository Systems.
• Works seamlessly with the development team and our 3D art team members: builds and maintains aspects of the animation pipeline for mobile, VR/AR and PC development.
• Must stay immersed in the latest technology and techniques making recommendations and ensuring that animators and artists have the tools and support necessary to best achieve artistic objectives
• Has 5 plus years’ experience as a Senior Animator and FX artist
• Has 3-5 plus years’ experience with the Unity Engine.
• Will be responsible for achieving overall animation objectives on projects assigned.

Requirements
• Will exhibit a balance of technical knowledge, organization, a good eye for detail, and excellent problem-solving skills in regards to particle effects, simulations and character animation.
• Knowledge and advanced experience with animation tools, rigging and weighting a plus.
• Must have 3- 5 years recent Unity3D experience with demonstrable past success with FX and Animation. Must be comfortable with bringing content into Unity, Unity’s production process. Familiarity with newer Unity features is a must.
• Must have 5-10 year’s Maya animation production level experience with AAA video games or simulations.
• Will have good communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Will be creative, passionate, a leader, and think outside of the box.
• Will have a desired interest to work in the medical industry is a must.

Desired Skills / Extras
• Should be comfortable with using and/or developing techniques to keep pushing animation and FX boundaries to create stunning results.
• Will help shape the future of VR/AR and mobile communications software with our unique company.
• Be able to juggle the various demands on time, focus on the task at hand and stay calm under pressure.
• Will have an aptitude and desire for learning new software.
• Will demonstrate reliability, professionalism and dedication.
• Will successfully manage multiple projects and priorities, work under deadlines and have the capacity to approach problems effectively and creatively.
• Will have the ability to work with other team members to meet goals and deadlines,
• Will communicate, both verbally and in writing, ideas clearly and effectively.
• Basic understanding of anatomy a must!
• Will enjoy a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a great quality of life in our state of the art studio, and the beautiful creative paradise of Sarasota, FL.

• Primary Job Duty: Senior Animator and FX Artist /Particle FX / Animation / Asset Management
• Secondary Job Duties: Character Animation, Art Asset Creation, UI/UX animation. Prop animation
• Other Job Duties: Visualizing, Mentoring, Schedule Creation, Animation Pipeline Management
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• Primary Software: Unity 3D, MAYA, Adobe Photoshop
• Secondary Software: After Effects, Substance Designer and Painter, MS Office
• Other Software: Web / Internet, Adobe Photoshop
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• Salary: DOE
• Project: Art Studio – Immersive Technology
• Platform(s) Vive, Oculus, Samsung GearVR, AR/ VR, PC, iPad, iPhone, Android
• Genre(s): 1st Person, Animation (3D)
• Required Spoken Language(s): English
• Required Work Auth.: United States
• Start Date: Immediately

Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Interested?
 Send resume and portfolio to: liz.grasso@sharecare.com
 Experience Our Vision: www.sharecare.com

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Job Categories: 3D Animation. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in 10 days.

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