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Senior Animator

Manticore Games® is the developer and operator of the Core Metaverse™, a premier metaverse platform featuring live events, interactive entertainment, and more than 50,000 games and worlds to play and explore. Manticore recently enabled the next evolution of the Core Metaverse by integrating MetaMask and OpenSea, setting a new standard for NFT utility in the metaverse. Users connect their Metamask crypto wallet to their Core account, allowing them to ascribe any utility and feature in Core to NFT ownership. Core has also integrated with OpenSea, the world’s largest marketplace for NFTs, and created an API that can read, display, and create content based on any NFT on the Ethereum blockchain. Manticore Games has received backing from Benchmark Capital, XN, Epic Games, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Correlation Ventures, BITKRAFT Esports Ventures & BITKRAFT Opportunity Fund, LVP, M Ventures, Tuesday Capital, SV Angel, Arrive (a Roc Nation company), Sapphire Sport.

We are seeking a talented, motivated, and experienced Senior Animator to help bring the Core metaverse to life. You will collaborate with fellow animators, designers and engineers to bring to life stylized avatars and characters for a vast range of games and experiences spanning many themes and genres. Our headquarters are located in San Mateo, CA but this role can be fully remote.

Responsibilities

  • Create top-quality key-frame, character animations for use in gameplay, emotes, prop interactions, crafting
  • Animate a variety of creatures from mobs to mounts - biped, quadruped, avian rigs
  • Work with character, tech, vfx and audio artists to design animation solutions for the project as it develops
  • Collaborate with Product, Design and Engineering to plan and implement new character animation features and mechanics

Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in game development as an animator
  • Self-motivation, good communication skills, and a great team-player attitude
  • Ability to execute high quality animations from both loose and detailed design requirements
  • Deep understanding of Animation Principles

Pluses

  • Experience using Unreal Engine, animation state machines, and/or procedural animation pipelines
  • Familiarity with facial blendshape pipelines
  • Previous experience working on a game in the action, fantasy, or shooter genres
  • Have shipped multiple finished products in a lead or senior artist position
  • Previous experience with facial animation pipelines
  • Proven problem-solving and prototyping ability
  • Fluency in NFTs, Crypto, Metaverse

 

Manticore Games provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.