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Paladins - Lead Animator

Hi-Rez Studios

Hi-Rez Studios is hiring a Lead Animator to work at our studio headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia on Paladins!

At Hi-Rez, you will have an opportunity to be part of an innovative environment that embraces new and different ideas. We are a passionate and enthusiastic bunch who love video games. We have incredibly talented individuals who are empowered to create, & challenged to learn. All of this means more opportunities for you to unleash your ingenuity, energy, collaboration, and dedication.

Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Paladins, Rogue Company & Realm Royale as we embark on exciting new online game projects.

What our Lead Animators do at Hi-Rez Studios:

    • Leads a team in the creation and implementation of 3D animation for Paladins.
    • Guide your team to achieve our milestones on time and at quality, communicate risks effectively.
    • Understands how to deliver quality animations and guide the visual and technical quality for the animation team.
    • Mentor, manage and regularly review individuals to build a cohesive and effective team.
    • Create new processes, evaluate existing processes, and evolve process to support the team.
    • Work with production, design, engineers and other art discipline leads to determine tasks, direction, and timelines.

What we are Looking for:

    • 7+ years of experience with 1 or more years of team lead experience. 
    • Demonstrates strong understanding of animation principles and production art pipeline. 
    • Works collaboratively and communicates with multiple teams. 
    • Thrives in a fast-paced environment. 
    • Is self motivated, has a strong work ethic, and communication skills. 
    • Is open to direction and feedback, embraces change. 
    • Technically minded, understanding and experience with the game animation pipeline. 
    • Ability to mentor younger artists, and set a visual tone with their work. 
    • Knowledge of 3DS Max, Maya and similar software packages.
    • Unreal Engine 4 or other game engine experience.
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