Senior 3D Character Animator

Bluepoint Games is looking for a SENIOR 3D CHARACTER ANIMATOR to join our team on a full-time basis. Help us define the quality of gameplay animations and cinematic animations in AAA titles developed for current generation home consoles and beyond.

Please note: This is not an entry-level position. Professional experience is required.

Responsibilities

  • Create benchmark animations with good sense of physics and realistic movement

  • Generate realistic facial and lip sync animations for in-game motions and real-time cinematic scenes

  • Work with Project Leads to elevate animations to the next level

  • Inspire, mentor, and support the Animation team in creating impactful animation

  • Quickly produce prototype animations

Minimum Qualifications

  • A demo reel reflecting high-quality animations for both humans and creatures

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in the animation industry

  • Experience working with raw motion capture data

  • Experience with facial animation and basic understanding of FACS.

  • Self-motivated, strong communication skills, and a team-player attitude

  • Able to produce top quality hand-key animation

  • Strong understanding of animation principles

  • Ability to work onsite at our facility in Austin, TX

The ideal candidate shall also have:

  • Knowledge of Maya

  • AAA console experience as 3D animator

  • Basic understanding of rigging

About Bluepoint

Bluepoint Games is located in Austin, TX, and we specialize in technologically innovative console games and game engine development. We are committed to the highest quality gaming experiences.

With roots in original development, our team has remastered award-winning PS2, PS3 and Xbox 360 classics in high(er) definition for leading consoles (God of War Collection, ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, Flower, Gravity Rush Remastered, Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection). We also provided our expertise to co-development efforts on Sony’s PlayStation All-Stars (developed on the Bluepoint Engine) and Respawn’s Titanfall.

We are passionately at work remaking a classic for current-gen game systems, growing our capabilities as a team and raising the bar for what fans anticipate from us.

To Apply

If you feel you qualify and you’re interested in joining us, please email your resume and materials to jobs@bluepointgames.com. Include “Senior 3D Character Animator” and your name in the subject line.

If you currently reside outside of the US, please state whether you are legally authorized to work in the US.