Senior Animator at DoubleDown Interactive LLC

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We’re all in at DoubleDown. Are you?

We are expanding and looking for an energetic, self-propelled Unity Animator (with focus on Motion Design) to join our creative team. In this position you will create compelling, emotionally impactful final animations that fit and enhance the established style and branding of our desktop and mobile platform. We have a fast paced, collaborative environment where you will work with art directors, animators, game designers, producers and programmers in the creation and implementation of leading-edge games and features.

 

Be a high roller at DoubleDown

We're DoubleDown Interactive, a talented team of approximately 130 Software Engineers, Game Designers, Artists, Producers, Marketers, Analytical Experts, and more. Located in Seattle’s International District, we create fun, authentic casino-style entertainment via free-to-play social and mobile games, enjoyed by millions of players worldwide. As a leader in the social casino space, we continue to revolutionize through constant innovation. Known for our fun and collaborative culture, we move quickly to deliver exciting online game experiences to casino enthusiasts and social gamers alike!

 

What you should bring to the table

●        Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent professional experience

●        5+ years’ experience working on multiplayer, social, or casual games

●        A high level of comfort and confidence working with game art

●        Animation and Motion Graphics experience: apply your knowledge and use technical process ability in techniques such as rigging, skinning, kinetics, and basic cinematography

●        Knowledge of Unity as it applies to: 2D animation, UI animation, and particle systems

●        Experience choreographing game transitions, text motion effects, and button effects

●        Experience in Adobe Creative Cloud software: Photoshop, Illustrator, and Animate

●        Working knowledge of animation related software like After Effects, Red Giant Trapcode Suite, and prototyping tools

●        Able to work well as part of a team with minimum supervision

●        Experience as a Lead Animator or equivalent role where you mentored or taught other animators

●        Strong sense of color, light, and design

●        Experience collaborating with programmers and artists to balance seamless movements and optimized performance on the target platform

●        Experience working with UX flows and UX teams

●        Able to think creatively to resolve technical challenges and limitations

●        Skilled at collaborating with engineering and art to diagnose and resolve issues

●        Experience with Agile, JIRA, Kanban, or similar project management systems

●        Demonstrable professionalism, have a good attitude, able to stay focused, and meet deadlines consistently

●        Tech savvy, self-motivated and prolific with a desire to lead by example

 

Other cards you might be holding

●        Iterative mobile app development experience

●        Casino game creation experience, especially slots

●        Experience shipping at least one high quality title

●        Avid gamer that can connect with slots/casino core demographic

●        3D software like Maya

●        Character Animation

●        Unity Certification

 

Placing your best bet - the responsibilities

●        Investigate new techniques, implementation, and team training

●        Prototype animations and flows

●        Work with UX flows

●        Innovate within technical limitations

●        Work collaboratively with clear communication

●        Work with other animators

 

Hitting the jackpot

Collaboration is key! Throughout your first year you will work closely with programmers and artists to implement art within our established pipeline while helping to bridge technical challenges between programmers and artists. With your fellow art and design colleagues, you will develop and advance our visual style while ensuring art assets can be easily integrated into a game without sacrificing the artistic vision to impact players and grow our business! We hold each person accountable for their actions and expect you to be a positive influence that executes assigned tasks while helping your team members whenever possible. Since you are always growing as an artist, being able to receive feedback professionally and having the ability to develop art while managing and projecting expectations in a timely manner, is how we roll!

 

Cashing in on the comps

●     You'll love our benefit package!

○    We offer medical, dental, vision, prescription coverage, maternity/paternity leave, and disability protection (short- and long-term).

○    Every team member receives 15 days of vacation, 56 hours of sick time, 2 personal floating holidays, and 11 paid calendar holidays per year.

○    Combine all of this with our amazing work/life balance and company-matched retirement options and you have the dream job!

 

Looking for another reason we're the best place in Seattle to work? We're committed to our role as an Equal Opportunity Employer – we embrace a diverse mix of voices and create a positive environment where everyone belongs. We don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our communities. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. DoubleDown is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need help completing your application, let us know!

Email us at [email protected] and one of our awesome HR team members will get you everything you need. We look forward to meeting you soon!

 

To learn about us, please visit us here and watch us here!

 

To be considered, you must be at least 18 years of age with the ability to successfully pass a security criminal background investigation.

 

DoubleDown partners with E-Verify, an Internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

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Location

The Chinatown-International District is a bustling hub for great food (noodle houses, sushi & dim sum), diversity, culture and public transportation!

What are DoubleDown Interactive LLC Perks + Benefits

DoubleDown Interactive LLC Benefits Overview

We want you to be healthy & happy. Here are some benefits + perks every employees gets to take advantage of!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Throughout the year DoubleDown volunteers in the community to give back! We have partnered with FareStart, Treehouse, Extra Life, Gay City, Seattle PRIDE and the YWCA, just to name a few.
Partners with Nonprofits
DoubleDown partners with local nonprofits throughout the year to give back! Some reoccurring companies include the National Breast Cancer Foundation and BravePup!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have committees that work with our Studio Ops team to plan all our pop up and annual events. Events include, annual viewing of movies, trips to see the Mariners, summer picnic & holiday party!
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
DoubleDown employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
DoubleDown provides disability insurance to all benefit eligible employees at no cost to the employees & covers 60% of the employees annual salary up to $2,500/week (STD) & $15,000/month (LTD).
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
DoubleDown covers basic life insurance equal to 2 times an employee's annual salary, up to $650,000.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
DoubleDown's fitness & wellness initiatives include In-office/Virtual yoga, Virtual 5K, Bike Everywhere Challenge!
Mental Health Benefits
Here at DoubleDown it’s important to take time for yourself and we offer a number of resources such as an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Sanvello.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
DoubleDown provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Fidelity. We match 100% on the first 1% of contributions employees make, and 50% on the next 5% employees contribute.
Performance Bonus
DoubleDown offers discretionary performance based bonus plans as well as a "Big Win" Award program! This includes everything from gift cards to annual bonuses when employees meet targets set by MBOs.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Starting in 2021, DoubleDown will be offering caregiver support via Cariloop who will pair each employee with a Care Coach who can provide assistance & resources from pediatrics to elder care.
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 paid days off to eligible employees to use following the birth or adoption of a child.
Flexible Work Schedule
DoubleDown provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes the core hours of 10am - 4pm PST.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months and completed at least 1,250 hours during the 12-month period may be eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Company sponsored family events
DoubleDown hosts an annual family summer picnic, as well as bring your child(ren) to work for certain pop up events!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
DoubleDown employees receive between 15 and 30 days per year of paid time off based on years of service. DoubleDown also offers 2 floating holidays to use per year.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 8 hours (1 paid day off) per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 56 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
DoubleDown provides a $100 monthly transportation subsidy or a fully-funded ORCA card.
Company Outings
DoubleDown hosts annual company outings for private viewings of first-run movies, team outings to Mariners games as well as annual company pop up events!
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball, Arcade Games.
Stocked Kitchen
DoubleDown has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and all of the flavored LaCroix you can handle.
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Wednesdays catered by On Safari Foods!
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted On occasion .
Parking
We offer employees a $100 parking subsidy OR fully paid ORCA card.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
DoubleDown offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
DoubleDown supports continuing education opportunities for employees to expand their knowledge. Employees work directly with their manager on these career development opportunities.
Lunch and learns
DoubleDown hosts "Brown Bag" lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes management & leadership mentoring.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Need to relax? Get a massage or enjoy a yoga session right here in the studio! After all, who wants to work without a massage?

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