Animator (Contract)

Mountaintop

Anywhere Remote only

Full time

3D

Aug 7

Mountaintop is a new game studio creating multiplayer games for players that crave a challenge. We’re an independent, remote-first studio primarily located in the US and Canada.

We’re creating the types of games that bring people together — and keep them together for “just one more round.” The types of games that inspired us as kids. The games that become our hobbies, and sometimes our obsessions.

Games are a reflection of the teams that make them. So to make the best games, we’re building a studio that puts the team first — one that's collaborative, anti-crunch, diverse, and inclusive.

We’d love for you to join us.

THE ROLE

We’re looking for a Gameplay Animator who’s passionate about building extraordinary new experiences that inspire others. You’ll play a crucial role in bringing our first title to life.

ABOUT YOU

  • Strong demo reel demonstrating mastery over animation fundamentals
  • Strong keyframe skill and able to animate in a realistic style
  • A love for playing and making amazing games
  • A passion for outstanding animation
  • Experience working with Unreal Engine 4
  • 1+ shipped AAA titles
  • An eagerness to contribute to many different areas of development
  • Fantastic communication skills

YOU'LL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR

  • Developing and crafting high-quality view model and full body gameplay animations that deliver insanely great player experiences
  • Integrating animations into the game engine, and working with engineers to extend and maintain animation systems
  • Collaborating with the Lead Animator and Technical Animator to problem solve animation and pipeline issues
  • Contributing to concept, direction, and game design for all Mountaintop projects
  • Working with external animation vendors to provide feedback and provide direction on outsourced animations
  • Following animation best practices that ensure consistently excellent results
  • Working closely with designers and engineers to create gameplay prototypes, as well as recognizing opportunities for animation to enhance gameplay
  • Contributing to a team culture that prides itself on excellence, innovation, trust, and respect

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working on first person and full body animations
  • Experience working in Maya or similar 3D software.
  • Experience working on live service games
  • Experience with both mocap and keyframed animation


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Mountaintop is a new game studio from veterans of Naughty Dog, Oculus, Respawn, Epic, Double Fine, and Hidden Path.

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