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As a member of the Animation team, you bring champions to life through classic animation principles and body mechanics. You will create high-quality animations for a diverse and rapidly growing universe, including bipeds, quadrupeds, and creatures. A great reel will showcase a variety of walk cycles, a diverse selection of game-related animation, and a strong foundation in the principles of animation, including weight, anticipation, and impact. Also working to expand our current content pipeline, you will collaborate with designers and artists to develop new features and technologies. Your craft expertise will breathe life into iconic and beloved characters for players.

As a Senior Animator for League of Legends’ Personalization team, you'll report into the Animation Craft Lead. You will work directly with your pod, collaborating with them in creating skins for League of Legends Champions.

Responsibilities:

  • Create high quality animations for League of Legends skins
  • Review animations with your team, and provide artistic and technical feedback
  • Work with internal developers in ideating and troubleshoot animations
  • Mentor more junior animators

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of game development Experience
  • Excellent knowledge of Maya
  • Understand body mechanics, acting, posing and storytelling techniques
  • Understand physical motion, weight, balance, texture, form, and all other animation principles
  • Excellence in collaboration and communication

Desired Qualifications:

  • Broad knowledge of LoL skins, Champions and League IP

 

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes the delight of players. We will be looking at your past studies, experience, and your personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about the experiences of players, this could be the role for you!

 

Our Perks:

Riot has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children, and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.

Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in Gaming.

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