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2K Games
One Park Place
1 Hatch street upper
Dublin - D02E762

Date : 18.01.2024
Reference : AFJV-EINF2184-26697

2K Games

Headquartered just north of San Francisco, with offices spanning the globe across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia, 2K is a videogame publisher managing some of the most creative, respected and premium brands in games today.

Founded in 2005 within Take Two Interactive, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment for PC, console and mobile platforms. Our world-class team of engineers, developers, graphic artists and publishing professionals are stewards of a growing library of critically-acclaimed franchises such as Battleborn, BioShock, Borderlands, The Darkness, Mafia, Marvel Midnight Suns, NBA 2K, PGA TOUR 2K, Sid Meier's Civilization, WWE 2K, and XCOM.

Mid level Gameplay Animator

18 candidates • Permanent contract Dublin (Ireland)

Position Duties

Global Services, 2K's world-class in-house central resource agency, is seeking a Mid Level Gameplay Animator to support our portfolio of AAA games. You will be responsible for ensuring project quality and have the opportunity to contribute to multiple games as you'll work across the entire 2K portfolio, for our studios worldwide, based in the EU. You'll provide high quality animation in support of top-tier developers. This role is pivotal in developing the next generation of game content-creation services.

What will you do :
  • Build character specific high-quality key-frame and mocap gameplay animations
  • Collaborate with Tech Animators and programmers to implement animations with the game engine and improve animation workflows
  • Ensure all animations are delivered against agreed technical specifications and quality bars, at the highest level, technically and aesthetically
  • Animate in various styles : realistic humans, motion capture, creatures, sophisticated characters as required by projects
  • Be proactive with troubleshooting and animation workflow, rigging and pipeline issues
Connect with 2K studios to understand their animation needs

Candidate Profile

What will you make a great fit
  • Strong experience of Maya, Motion Builder, as knowledge of industry-standard animation pipelines and workflows, Studio Library, Animbot, Blueprint
  • Strong keyframe, mocap animation and mocap polish skills
  • Outstanding at adapting to different styles of 3D game animation : keyframe, mo-key, motion capture, realistic, cinematic, stylized
  • Experience working with game engines (Unreal, Unity, proprietary). animation trees and animation blending.
  • Shipped one or multiple AAA titles, ideally using Unreal or a comparable engine
  • Excellent problem solving and debugging skills
  • A very solid understanding of traditional animation principles
  • 2 to 4+ years gameplay animation, or equivalent experience
  • Excellent at encouraging positive, collaborative working relationships with our internal partners and development teams.

Additional Information

2K Dublin offers a very competitive and attractive set of benefits
  • Free healthcare and dental, life insurance, pension
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Fitness reimbursement, wellbeing rewards programme
  • Taxsaver commuter ticket and cycle to work scheme
  • Free on site gym and personal trainer, physio & massages, snacks and catered lunch at the office

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform their essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us if you need reasonable accommodation.

Please note that 2K Games and its studios never uses instant messaging apps or personal email accounts to contact prospective employees or conduct interviews and when emailing, only use accounts.


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