Junior Animator | Defiant Development

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About Defiant:
Located in central Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Defiant prides itself in making world class games that are expertly crafted and lead by the best talent in the field. Recent projects include PC and console releases of the Hand of Fate series, Hand of Fate: Ordeals board game, mobile titles and more.

Our triumphs are a product of a healthy and curious team who boldly explore the depths of the unknown to craft new experiences. Join us as one of Australia's leading game development teams and collaborate on the most exciting projects in gaming today as a Junior Animator!

Job Description:
The Junior Animator will work closely with the Art Director, Art Lead, Design and Engineering teams to produce high quality gameplay. They will ensure visual quality animation standards, as well as creating real-time animation for in-game characters.

The position is initially a three month contract with a view to extend.

Key Accountabilities:
- Collaborate with Art Director, Art Lead, Design and Engineering teams and Quality Assurance to produce quality animations as detailed by the project
- Ensure tasks are completed at a high standard and as scheduled by production and executive management
- Commitment to continuous improvement by adapting to more efficient processes and new technologies

You will receive:
- A competitive salary based on experience
- Opportunities to hone your craft with ongoing professional development support

You will need:
- 0-2 years relevant experience
- Tertiary qualifications in a discipline relevant to the position or equivalent experience
- Strong knowledge of basic principles of animation: timing, dynamics & body mechanics
- Experience with skinning and rigging characters
- Strong acting and staging skills
- Experience in realistic vs. stylised animation style
- Facial animation experience
- Ability to adapt to new technologies
- Strong communication and teamwork skills
- A passion to craft games

Desirables:
- Advanced Max animation tools skills
- Experience with Unity3D
- Experience with Autodesk Maya
- Experience with Mo-Cap data

Please apply by clicking ‘Click here for the related link’ below. Applications close midnight, 14th Dec 2018.

If you run into any technical issues, please email support@defiantdev.com.

Defiant encourages female identifying persons and other minorities to apply. Only candidates asked for an interview will be contacted.