23 Jan 2019

Full-Time Animation Director

Steamroller Studios – Posted by steamrollerstudiosAnywhere

Job Description

Who is Steamroller Studios?
At Steamroller Studios our passion is telling engaging stories through high-end animation. From Character, Creature and Facial animation to Gameplay and Cinematic animation, we work on many AAA games with some of the best studios around the world. We also have several in-house projects ranging from games to animated shorts. You’ll get a taste of a variety of animation styles here.

We are looking for an Animation Director to oversee and collaborate with our talented team of animators. Because we are a rapidly growing company, we’re looking for an enthusiastic individual eager to push quality to the next level.

Responsibilities:
As an Animation Director you will be responsible for leading, managing, and inspiring the animation department. You will also work closely with our leads and supervisors to deliver consistent, high quality animation across all of our projects.
Work examples:
Establish and maintain the look and feel of animation for all of Steamroller’s projects. This includes our in-house titles, as well as our many exciting partner projects such as Fortnite, Dauntless, Mortal Kombat 11, Anthem and more.

Drive the quality of animation at Steamroller, balancing performance, technical, continuity, scheduling and budgetary needs.

•Assist in hiring, mentor, guide, teach and manage the work of our amazing animation team.
•Give daily feedback and direction to the animation team, focusing on quality and character development.
•Collaborate with the Creative, Technical, Design and Engineering teams on the overall animation direction, style, quality and execution.
•Drive the evolution strategy of the animation pipeline, establish efficient animation procedures.

Skills We Look For:
•A great eye for style and quality, combined with strong technical acumen.
•Passion for innovation and continuous improvement and growth.
•7+ years of leading animation with excellent credentials on high credibility AAA games and/or film.
•Strong leadership, people and mentoring skills.
•Ability to inspire and lead a team to deliver on time, and within the budget.
•Experience collaborating as part of the senior creative team.
•Skill at guiding a team to balance creative ambitions with the requirements of production.
•Well-rounded innovator who thrives in a dynamic and empowering environment.
•Motivated & committed – good team player with a can-do attitude.
•Knowledge of common practices and the understanding of industry trends.

Steamroller is a family friendly studio that values a healthy balance between work and home life. 40 hour work weeks are the norm around here and, in your free time, there’s plenty to do in the charming downtown of Mt. Dora, which we call home. Eat at one of our many local restaurants, take a walk by the lake or enjoy one of our town’s many festivals. We’re also located less than 40 minutes from Orlando, Disney and Universal Studios—which means there’s always something fun to do.

We want this to be a studio where you’re empowered to do your best work and are happy to call home. If you’re ready to apply, please send us your resume and demo reel to contact@steamrollerstudios.com as well as renee_r@steamrollerstudios.com.

Job Categories: 3D Animation. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in 9 hours.

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