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Senior Animator

Who we are

At Fortis Games we aspire to make great games that bring people together while redefining how game companies work. We believe in building a sense of belonging through our games, their communities, and how we operate and treat each other. Through our game communities, we will create powerful connections and lasting memories. We will foster a culture of diversity, equity and belonging where together our diverse skills, experiences and backgrounds impact the games we make.

We are an early but mighty organization with a leadership team of game industry veterans. There are many opportunities for you to have a big impact on the products we'll be making as well as the overall direction of the company. If you're passionate about tackling difficult problems with direct and thoughtful communication and team first mentality, we may be the right place for you.

About the Role

  • Collaborate with the art and design teams to create visually compelling and engaging animations for stylized game characters and objects.

  • Create and manage animation systems for characters and objects within the Unity game engine.

  • Ensure the quality and consistency of animations throughout the game

  • Mentor and train junior animators

  • Provide feedback and guidance to other departments as needed

  • Identify and resolve technical and artistic issues related to animations

  • Meet project timelines and production schedules

What You'll Achieve

  • Creation and implementation of high-quality stylized animations that elevate the game's art direction.

  • Provide creative and technical direction to the animation team to ensure consistency and quality across all animations.

  • Development of new animation techniques and tools to improve animation quality, workflow efficiency, and artistic expression.

  • Develop and implement new rigging and skinning techniques to improve the overall quality and efficiency of character production.

  • Provide mentorship and guidance to junior animators on animation, rigging and skinning best practices and techniques.

What You’ll Need to be Successful 

  • Advanced proficiency in 3D animation software and workflows.

  • Expert knowledge of keyframe animation principles and techniques.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and mentor junior animators on a project.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to effectively work with other departments.

  • Strong ability to understand and follow technical and aesthetic requirements set by the project leads.

  • Knowledge of rigging and skinning characters and objects for animation.

  • Ability to create and refine character and object animation cycles and loops.

  • Understanding of the Unity game engine animation systems and tools for creating complex animation behaviors.

  • Strong problem-solving skills to troubleshoot issues with animation in the game engine.

  • Knowledge of scripting and programming languages for creating custom animation tools and scripts.

Why join us

There are many reasons to join us, but here are a few:

  • We strongly believe we are changing how games studios operate and at the core of what we do is making great games that create a connected community

  • We're not just about making Games Where You Belong. We're also about building communities where our people belong. That's why Fortis is a thriving environment that celebrates diversity, embraces inclusivity, and fosters growth.

  • Build and grow with a seasoned team of accomplished talent who have left an impactful mark in their disciplines, both in and out of gaming

Fortis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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