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Company Name:
San Francisco, California
United States
Job Type:
Position type:
Full Time
Mac OS X, Other, PC / Windows
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Bachelor's Degree

Animation Outsource Manager

We are looking for a seasoned animation all star who understands the tech behind animation, possesses strong leadership, communication abilities, and production skills that are essential to reach the top animation quality. We need someone who is a top animator with years of game production expertise who will build the vision to take our collection of animations to the next level.

We also need someone who is a team player, since you will be working directly with our Product Manager, Art Director, Marketing Manager, Vice President of Sales, and CEO.

What you’ll be doing
  • Chiefly responsible for the Mixamo “Animation Collection” including maintaining a high level of quality, deciding what animations are produced and overall curation of the collection
  • Coordinate the production and quality of animations, timely delivery of assets, and attentive monitoring of technical and logistical issues
  • Manage vendor relations and negotiations with outsourced partners
  • Work with respective teams to define key milestones, especially to identify areas of production where outsourcing can be successfully leveraged
About you
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience as an animator/lead animator, specifically in-game animations
  • Knowledge of animation pipelines in the most common 3D software (Maya, 3DSMax, etc.)
  • Ability to manage relations, negotiations and projects with 3rd party vendors and outsourced partners
  • Details are your best friend and you love to track assets, maintain project calendars, follow naming conventions and in general create order amid a minutia of moving parts
  • Self-motivated, proactive with excellent communication, time management and organizational skills
  • Computer programming/scripting knowledge
  • Experience with motion capture and processing of mocap data
Bonus Points
  • Experience with MotionBuilder
  • Prior experience managing an outsourcing pipeline
  • Presenter skills! This is not critical, but we would love for you to present at events and interact with the larger customers

Sound like a good fit? Send us copy of your resume, cover letter, and demo reel