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Activision's Vicarious Visions studio (Skylanders: Super Chargers) is looking for an experienced animator to join its team and work on next-generation games at its Albany, New York HQ.

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Animation SpecialistVicarious Visions

Location: Albany, New York

Vicarious Visions, developer of numerous award winning games, including Skylanders Super Chargers, Skylanders Swap Force, Guitar Hero: On Tour, and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 is seeking a passionate, motivated, and experienced Animation Specialist to join our team of talented developers in creating next generation games.

Job duties include

  • Work closely with the Animation Lead developing, defining and maintaining high-end animation.
  • Seek out guidance from lead and other experienced artists to provide the best quality artwork and most efficient methodologies.
  • Proactive in creating solutions and solving problems.
  • Participate in peer reviews, giving and receiving team feedback.
  • Able to work with team members of other disciplines. Such as, communicating with game-play programmers for implementing character mechanics.
  • Collaborate in generating and presenting ideas for Artist development and Studio growth.
  • Contribute documentation on processes and task tracking throughout development cycle.
  • Recruit, review portfolios and interview applicants.


  • 5 plus years industry experience animating at a high level with 2 shipped titles or equivalent in film.
  • Expertise within the Principles of Animation with high quality timing, weight, and acting skills.
  • Expert understanding of character motion in a range of styles.
  • Experience animating in 3D Software, such as 3DSMax or Maya.
  • Must have a passion to create the best quality artwork possible for any game genre.
  • Task driven, self-motivated & proactive.
  • Adept to changing requirements.
  • Must have a positive attitude and be a team player.
  • Provide Samples of your animation on DVD, CD, or online with a clear explanation of what you did. 

Pluses for the ideal Candidate

  • Experience as an Animation Lead, Teacher or Mentor.
  • Experience with cinematic production.
  • Character modeling.
  • Maya-scripting.
  • Havok rigging.
  • Passion for Video Games.
  • Pre-production skills such as Storyboarding and Animatics.
  • Rigging and Point Weighting character meshes.
  • Work with facial animation.

Come work with us on our exciting new titles! We offer a modern work environment, an outstanding compensation and benefits package, a fun, team environment, impressively affordable living, and an exceptional quality of life! 

Interested? Apply now.

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