Beans Careers

Animator
Toronto, ON, Canada

Description

The World of Beans

At Beans, we exist to nurture individual voices and foster collective creativity in a bold and safe space. We are a growing game studio working with a renowned publisher, Devolver Digital on an unannounced new IP. Beans is an eclectic and diverse team, honouring openness and free expression across our team and in the games we’ll imagine. We are creative-first with a flat structure and believe amazing ideas can come from anyone, anywhere. Our founders have worked with some of the best AAA game developers in the world, bringing experience and passion to Bean’s growth, but have left the bureaucracy at the door. Our office is located in the west end of Toronto and we offer competitive salaries, flexible hours, health benefits, unlimited PTO, a relaxed atmosphere and spectacular cookies.

Your Impact as Animator at Beans

You will collaborate with our team to breath life into ideas and create stylized and smooth animations to create a first-person action adventure game. You will work with others to maintain and evolve tools as the team grows, bringing fresh ideas that evolve our processes and technologies.

What your Day Might Look Like
  • Working on keyframe animations on our prototype through to production delivering smooth and stylized animation for our game
  • Working on bringing life to, but not limited to, characters and quadrupeds
  • Helping optimize animation systems (animation graphs, state machines) as well as implementing and working with interactive moments and props
  • building the animations in Maya or 3DMax, you’ll implement and test them in Unreal
  • Designing and implementing processes that support and improve all applicable areas of the animation pipeline
  • Working with the team to create tools to support stylized animation

Skills You’ll Bring To Beans
  • 5+ years animation experience
  • Professional experience in a game development environment would be nice. You’ll be diving straight into the Unreal Engine.
  • Experience working in tools like Maya, 3DMax, Motionbuilder and in game engines
  • Solid experience with keyframe animation
  • Previous experience and comfort joining a small studio or game team where communication is key to support each other and the project

Nice-To-Haves
  • Rigging experience is a bonus!

DO I NEED TO MEET ALL CRITERIA TO APPLY?
Definitely not! If you share our mission creating immersive, visually astounding experiences for players, drop us a line and let’s chat: dana@thebeansteam.com

Compensation

$70,000.00 - $90,000.00

Know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!