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Technical Animator

Job ID: 2113197
Location: HUNTSVILLE, AL, United States
Date Posted: Sep 25, 2021
Category: Software
Subcategory: Game Development Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description

Description

Job Description: SAIC is looking for a Technical Animator in Huntsville, AL to join our tight-knit team developing extraordinary games and interactive software for the Army Game Studio. In this role, key Technologies you will be using include Maya for building character/control rigs, and OptiTrack motion capture system and Motion Builder for converting animations. Please include an online portfolio with your applicaiton, ideally including examples of character/control rigs, and animations. 
 
About the Program: The Army Game Studio is leader in the development of virtual, interactive, and multimedia systems for outreach, education, simulation, and training for the Army. AGS produces Games and Game-based simulations, which include augmented, virtual, and mixed-reality technologies.
Learn more about the program here: https://www.saic.com/features/Serious-Games-Training-Our-Military 
 
Location: This position will be a mix of work from home and onsite in Huntsville, AL. 
 
Job Duties:
  • You will be involved in the animation pipeline using the OptiTrack motion capture system and motion builder to capture complex movements for a variety of projects.
  • You will also use Maya to create character rigs as well as maintain and modify a library of technical assets.  
  • Work with art and design leads to make our products more immersive through animation. 

Qualifications

Required Education, Skills, and Experience:
  • Bachelors degree in art, game development, animation or related field. 
  • 2+ years of experience in a modeling, technical art, or animation role in video game development
  • Experience with Maya building character/control rigs
  • Experience with OptiTrack motion capture system
  • Experience using Motion Builder
  • Experience building animation systems in a commercial game engine like Unreal or Unity. 
  • Solid knowledge of anatomy, body mechanics, and animation principles
  • Experience with scripting in Python/Pymel
  • Experience with source control solutions
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Software 
  • Please include an online portfolio with your applicaiton, ideally including examples of character/control rigs, and animations. 
Clearance Requirement: US Citizen with the ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance.

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. Full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work onsite at an SAIC location. If applicable, prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Employees working onsite at a customer location must comply with customer requirements which may include mandatory vaccination, mandatory attestation regarding one's vaccination status and mandatory weekly or bi-weekly testing.


Overview

SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

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