Senior Gameplay Animator
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Summary:

For over 30 years, Naughty Dog has been crafting best-selling, critically acclaimed games that constantly push the boundaries of narrative, gameplay, and technology. The Last of Us Part II, has received over 300 Game of the Year awards and three of our games are among the top 10 highest scored games on the PlayStation 4. As a part of the Naughty Dog legacy, you’ll be continuing the development of extraordinary and enduring experiences for a broad, global range of audiences!

Who we're looking for:

Naughty Dog is looking for creative, talented, experienced senior gameplay animators to continue to elevate the craft of gameplay animation at our studio. You will work directly with our award winning programmers and designers to own and develop advanced gameplay systems and serve as an exemplary role model of our animation team's core values.

What you’ll do:

  • Use advanced gameplay systems experience to own various complex gameplay features
  • Use an understanding of strong game design to develop characters that are a joy for our players to experience
  • Plan, setup, and direct motion capture shoots independently and efficiently. 
  • Achieve high level work that will continue to inspire and raise the bar for the studio
  • Mentor other members to grow the competency of the gameplay team.
  • Serve as a positive role model for the team to follow in demeanor, ability, proactivity, communication, and productivity within the department.

How you’ll do it:

  • Strong work ethic and follow-through
  • Efficiency and organization in workflow
  • Clear and kind communication and proactively interfaces within animation and other departments
  • Openness to criticism and ideas
  • Humility and project/team-based motivation
  • Strong, artistic, technical, and game design skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Creativity and innovation in game design
  • Proactively identify and prioritize what needs to be done
  • With a mentality towards team and self-growth

What is required:

  • Minimum of 1 shipped AAA game as a Senior Gameplay Animator (or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 5 years working as a gameplay animator
  • Experience working with complex gameplay systems
  • Experience organizing and directing gameplay motion capture shoots

Bonus skills:

  • Coding knowledge (Python, C, C#, or C++)

If this person sounds like you, please submit your resume and reel!

As a part of the Naughty Dog application process, candidates may be asked to complete an animation test.

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression, and gender reassignment), race (including color, nationality, ethnic, national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or parental status, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees, and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

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