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Sr Character Technical Artist

PlayStation, Santa Monica Studio

A gaming brand


PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play —it’s also the Best Place to Work. We’ve thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

 

Join the award-winning team that created God of War
 
We are seeking an experienced Sr Character Technical Artist for the development of a new unannounced title!
 
Animator and programmer, or programmer and character artist – which are you? No matter; you bridge tech and character. You understand the creative process, you have an artistic sensibility, and an eye for animation. And you can rig. Above all you collaborate with character artists and animators to deliver the highest quality vision of the game.
 
Talent, initiative, collaboration – bring them all. We are a large team that fundamentally works together across all disciplines. Sound interesting? Give us a shout!
 
Responsibilities
  • Create and maintain animation rigs and tools
  • Research, define, extend, and maintain production pipelines, processes, and workflows
  • Collaborate with character artists and animators
  • Identify problems; solve them by inventing or building robust technical implementations
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Graphic Art, or a related field
  • Minimum five years of professional experience in computer-generated art
  • Intimate knowledge of Maya and strong understanding of Maya’s rigging tools
  • Ability to drive new rig systems and workflows
  • Well-versed in human and animal anatomy
  • Understanding of proper mesh topology
  • A keen eye for proper form throughout a wide range of movement
  • Exposure to character modeling and polygon topology related to character deformations
  • Knowledge of Animator workflows
  • Solid understanding of 3D math and related concepts
  • Strong working knowledge in MEL/Python/HLSL and or C++
  • Enthusiasm and initiative
  • Excellent spoken and written communication
  • Able and motivated to work with other team members
Preferred Experience
  • Computer graphics, lighting, and FX
 
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