Director of Animation
Who We Are
Founded in 2005, 2K Games is a global video game company, publishing titles developed by some of the most influential game development studios in the world. Our studios responsible for developing 2K’s portfolio of world-class games across multiple platforms, include Visual Concepts, Firaxis, Hangar 13, CatDaddy, Cloud Chamber, and HB Studios. Our portfolio of titles is expanding due to our global strategic plan, building and acquiring exciting studios whose content continues to inspire all of us! 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including sports, shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, casual, and family entertainment.
Our team of engineers, marketers, artists, writers, data scientists, producers, thinkers and doers, are the professional publishing stewards of our growing library of critically-acclaimed franchises such as NBA 2K, Battleborn, BioShock, Borderlands, The Darkness, Mafia, Sid Meier’s Civilization, WWE 2K, and XCOM.
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2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
What We Need
Global Services, 2K\'s premier in-house central resource agency, is seeking an Animation Manager to build and lead a dynamic team of animators to support our portfolio of AAA games. You will be responsible for ensuring project quality and the well-being of team members as they work across our entire portfolio, providing high quality key-framed, mocap, and cinematic animations in support of top-tier developers. This role is pivotal in developing the next generation of game content-creation services.
What You Will Do
- Build a world-class animation team by crafting job descriptions, interviewing, and hiring across all experience levels.
- Coordinate multi-project production schedules, staff development plans, and department growth opportunities.
- Connect with development partners to understand animation needs and define opportunities to evolve the team\'s craft.
- Provide constructive feedback to team members and guide their career development and progression.
- Create an inclusive environment and thriving team culture.
- Maintain a comprehensive view of team budget and staff allocations.
- Champion tools development to optimize processes and workflows
- Develop standards and metrics for budgeting and supervising animation tasks.
What Will Make You a Great Fit
- 5+ years project management experience and 5+ years team leadership experience.
- Excellent at cultivating positive working relationships with internal partners and development teams.
- Proven experience in video games, film, or television
- Strong familiarity with animation production processes and pipelines.
- Demonstrable solutions-based approach to sophisticated challenges across teams and disciplines.
- Experience in project management methodologies, such as Waterfall and Agile
- Familiar with project management tools, such as JIRA, Shotgun/Shotgrid
- Outstanding communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
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