Co-Op 3D Animator

New Westminster, BC, Canada

About Offworld Industries:

Offworld Industries Ltd. (OWI) is the independent studio behind the successful military first person shooter game, “Squad”. OWI was formed in 2014 by more than 15 developers who had worked together on the well known Project Reality mod for Battlefield 2. The founding purpose of the team was to bring a standalone successor of this acclaimed mod to market and build a game development studio and a livelihood from that foundation.

Fast forward to 2021, OWI has nearly 90 employees and is rapidly growing. We have been expanding the studio into both serving as a publisher supporting mods, as well as a technology provider building a framework for character based multiplayer games based in UE4.

We are built on passion, unified spirit and continuing efforts to break the mold. We strive to become a leader in creating large-scale multiplayer games as well as supplying others with the ability to do the same. We are looking for a talented Co-Op 3D Animator for our current and upcoming Unreal Engine based multiplayer games. If you are passionate about making great games and a team player, we are looking for you!

 

About the job:

As a Co-Op student animator at OWI you will be given the opportunity to learn how to create animation for a potential live product in UE4. Once you have a basic understanding of our animation system in UE4 you will join a team working on one of our multiplayer games. Your duties on the team will mainly consist of animation creation and implementation.

We are looking for a 3D animation student with an interest in playing games, animation for games and a passion for learning. As a Co-Op student you will be working with our animation and design teams, so teamwork skills and an openness to learn are essential, in addition to being a hard worker. You should also have experience with animating in Maya and any UE4 experience as well as familiarity with the First Person Shooter genre is a big plus.

 

Job Duties:

  • Create high-quality animations while optimizing them to meet technical or gameplay constraints and making any changes that are requested based on the artistic or gameplay direction
  • Imagine animation systems that meet game needs in collaboration with team members from other teams and be able to document and explain the systems to new or less experienced team members
  • Work in close collaboration with the animation lead to understanding the quality objectives, game play intentions and engine capacities in order to anticipate the in-game look of the animations
  • Managing animation quality of final assets in-engine and ensuring they are game ready

Requirements:

  • Understanding of movement, pose and timing
  • Understanding of the nuances of first person viewport animation is a big plus
  • Ability to work from reference materials such as video recording or already established animation
  • Solid knowledge of the animation process in Maya or equivalent software
  • Understanding of the technical constraints in game development and ability to apply them when animating
  • Organized and clean workflow, compatible with a collaborative environment
  • Time management and ability to work within deadlines
  • Effective communication skills across all levels and organizations
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and collaborative team environment

Terms:

  • 40 hours per week, salaried position
  • Length is two co-op terms (8 months)

 

If you meet the above qualifications, and OWI sounds like the kind of company you want to be a part of, please apply now with a cover letter and a copy of your resume.

Offworld Industries is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical and/or mental handicap, financial ability or any other characteristic protected by law.

You'd fit right in?

Great, we'd love to hear from you! Please apply with CV and your portfolio where applicable and tell us why exactly you'd be the perfect fit for our team!

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