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Position: Animator
Company: Uken
Date Posted: Feb 3, 2021
Closing Date: Feb 27, 2021
Category: Information Technology
Employment Type: Full Time
Region(s): West Prince
Details: Animator

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (remote option) | Full-time | Fully remote

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Uken is looking for an Animator to join the team. This role will be responsible for creating character animations for new 3D games at Uken. Uken is a mobile game development studio that embraces product innovation as a strategy for success. In order to leverage our creative spirit we maintain a lean development strategy and sharp focus on delivering highly engaging experiences.

You’ll be working on meaningful things like:
•Creating 3D character animations
•Sequencing in game cutscenes
•Supporting project style and character personalities through your animations
•Animating environmental features

Your background should include:
•Comfort animating using Maya
•A strong understanding and feel for the Principles of Animation and body mechanics
•Comfort storyboarding out narrative beats
•Good communication skills and the ability to tackle tasks and feedback constructively
•Compositing, lighting, and/or digital visual effects experience and modelling, rigging, and/or texturing and experience working with Unity game engine is an asset
•Portfolio demonstrating relevant animation skills is required for consideration

We believe in a fun and meaningful office environment:
•You’ll be equipped with a high-end laptop, monitor, mobile device and budget for your home office set up
•Competitive salary and stock options
•Full health, dental, vision coverage
•Games allowance
•Uber Eats special events lunches
•Good life Gym Membership Subsidy
•Professional Development course coverage
•Device budget

About Us

Uken builds games that people everywhere love. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and Jeopardy! World Tour are the top 2 trivia games, engaging millions of global players every month.

We consider ourselves data driven designers, technologists, and artists. Through collaboration, we pair the craft of design with feedback and data to deliver a pace and rhythm in each game session that immerses our audience and leaves them wanting more. We have a quirky, nerdy culture that fosters creativity, collaboration, quality ideas, and a data driven mindset. We believe in moving quickly and improving constantly and that mantra is reflected in the weekly updates we make to our games and internal technologies. We have an appetite for pushing technical boundaries with a focus on practical use.

We take entertainment seriously.

Uken welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who would contribute to the further diversification of our team.

Uken is committed to offering reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at
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