Senior Advanced Technical Animator

Art & Animation Bellevue, Washington


ProbablyMonsters is looking for a versatile and experienced Senior Advanced Technical Animator who is passionate about bringing exceptional entertainment to players around the globe. At Hidden Grove, we appreciate the value of partnering with other disciplines to create something special, and you will work closely with a multidisciplinary group to create and implement technical animation and rigging solutions for this highly stylized new IP in the early stages of development.     
As a qualified candidate for this role, you first and foremost consider yourself a game developer.  You are a skilled and approachable communicator and a technical artist who stays current with the techniques of your craft, and you strive for excellence and growth.  You should also be committed to creating a positive and inclusive work environment. At ProbablyMonsters, we are all enthusiastic about helping to shape a culture of collaboration and trust while creating best in class action game experiences.    
  • You love creating animator-friendly rigs and related systems and enjoy working closely with animators to better empower them.  
  • You are experienced and knowledgeable in rigging technologies and 3rd party rigging tools.  
  • You are proficient in scripting to streamline the animation pipeline (Python, MEL or other scripting languages) to aid workflows and repetitive tasks.  
  • You can create tools that smoothly move content bidirectionally between DCCs and the Unreal engine. 
  • You advise artists on ideal workflows and understand the importance of sharing knowledge.  
  • You are effective at presenting your positions and ideas to positively influence the project.    
  • Create rigs and rigging tools from the ground up and update and maintain them throughout production. 
  • Skin characters and their equipment.  
  • Be a conduit to other disciplines and stakeholders of animation systems, such as animators, character artists and technical artists.  
  • Help coordinate the effort to establish workflows and best practices for the animation discipline. 
  • A portfolio, reel or website demonstrating rigging projects that demonstrate an advanced proficiency of character and creature rigging. 
  • Experience making auto-rigging tools. 
  • Expert knowledge in Maya. 
  • Experience rigging characters on games that have shipped. 
  • At least 4+ years of experience as a technical animator/artist working on character rigs. 
About ProbablyMonsters™     
ProbablyMonsters is a AAA independent video game company that aims to change the way games are made. We unite a diverse roster of development teams in a healthy, rewarding culture. We believe empowered creators build the most engaging games and deliver the best player experiences.    
ProbablyMonsters is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.    
  • We provide a rich benefits package: 
    • Medical Coverage - health, dental, and vision paid at 100% for the employee and dependents are subsidized by the Company. 
    • Healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance. 
    • 401(k) with an annual contribution by the Company. 
    • Paid holidays and vacation, bereavement leaves, and parental leave. 
Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part-time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company.    
  • This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, exempt (salaried) position. 
  • The full salary range for this position is $147,800 - $221,700 per year. The upper third of the salary range is typically reserved for existing employees who demonstrate strong performance over time. When an offer is made, many factors are considered, such as your unique experience and skills, where you live, where the work will be performed, what similar jobs pay, internal equity, and what you're looking for.  
  • In addition to base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for additional incentives, such as a sign-on bonus and short- and long-term incentives. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.