At Tuque Games, a Wizards of the Coast studio, our mission is simple:

Build great games and have fun doing it!

We are passionate game developers working on original high quality AAA games while enjoying a healthy studio culture. Our ambition is guided by strong values such as respect, honesty and humbleness. We truly believe in the power of a diverse team in which each individual has the opportunity to deploy their full potential and contribute to our collective success.

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Job description

Tuque Games is looking for an Animation Technical Director. This role will be part of the core design team, collaborating with other designers, artists, and engineers to be the glue between vision and implementation.

What You’ll Do:

  • Collaborate with game leadership to develop the overall vision & determine technical feasibility;
  • Build up and maintain detailed documentation for all owned features, leaving no pathways unexplored.
  • Evaluate the game's vision, design and technical needs and identify risks and mitigation plans
  • Work closely with programmers to assess existing animation and rigging tools + occasionally design custom ones to improve pipelines;
  • Support animators, game designers, and riggers with their technical needs + informatively and constructively explain the root causes of risks, blockers, etc.
  • Train team members on tools and techniques + raise awareness of new processes;
  • Resolve complex, escalated issues & make technical validations;
  • Work with engineers to assess animation and rigging tools
  • Anticipate technological advancements and stay up to date on market trends to define our best practices + share them with our studios and the industry;
  • Responsible for performance metrics with regards to animation
  • Evaluate, design and develop the pipelines within the animation team and between other departments for ingame integration and cinematics
  • Support technical development across all animation driven systems (gameplay, cinematics, ingame events etc)
  • Regularly play the game, providing constructive feedback and suggestions to other members of the team.

What You'll Bring:

  • 10+ years experience developing AAA titles
  • 5+ years of experience as an Animation Technical Director on AAA titles
  • Proficient with MotionBuilder, cinematics workflows & Unreal Engine
  • Strong analytical skills and a love for efficient problem solving.
  • Positive, direct, collaborative communication to improve our shared vision.
  • Flexible, adaptable approach with a constant appetite for new knowledge and experiences.
  • Self-sufficient and self-motivated, able to manage a feature from start to finish but also know when to ask for mentorship or help.
  • Ability to program or edit scripts.

Tuque Games commits to offer equal working chances to every individual, without regard based on the following: age, sex, sexual orientation, physical disability, race, religion, citizenship, native country or any other possible particularities. We sincerely believe in a respectful and open-minded work environment, in which everyone can fully contribute to

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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