2D/3D Animator
Location: San Jose, CA and Hong Kong

Nex is a group of deeply experienced former Apple, Google, and Facebook innovators that build rich, engaging and gamified experiences using ground-breaking AI and computer vision technology. We’re combining the digital and physical worlds to help everyone move their bodies, and have fun while they do it. Through advanced AR experiences we’re developing immersive gameplay where players can use their bodies as if they’re in a video game.

We’re seeking a motivated and passionate multidisciplinary animator to help grow Nex by pushing the boundaries of physical gaming on mobile devices. Our team members should demonstrate a real passion for games with a strong attention to detail, be inventive, adaptable, creative, and results-oriented with high energy and a positive attitude.

Clan: Animator

As an animator, you’ll have the opportunity to help shape the future of interactive physical gaming by creating character animations that convey emotion and movement. From brainstorming through implementation, the Animator will collaborate directly with artists, designers, developers, and company leadership to craft interactive content that delivers high quality, immersive experiences. You will need to be effective in a fast-paced, high-growth, startup environment and be expected to demonstrate unwavering attention to theme, quality, and the needs of our players.

  • Hardcore gamer that has a passion for games
  • Has a good understanding of 2D/3D animation principles — timing, weight and staging.
  • Good knowledge and experience in keyframing executing convincing, realistic, well-timed animations
  • Good rigging skills, understands all aspects of character rigging and skinning.
  • Works directly with leads, designers, and engineers to integrate, maintain, and progress animation assets
  • Thoroughly understands and operates within a complex asset development structure
  • Collaborates in the continual development and refinement of animation tools and production pipeline
  • Delivers work in accordance with the artistic direction of the project
  • Works alongside the other departments and disciplines to understand both the Design and the Engine limitations and deliver the best functional animations possible
  • Animates characters, cameras or objects used for real time or pre-calculated sequences
  • Integrates animations to the game while ensuring technical constraints are met
  • Can deliver animatics and quick draft animations to prove ideas
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt easily to change
  • Collaborates well with cross-functional teams and peers
  • Is self-motivated and eager to strive for excellence
  • Ability to interact & communicate effectively
  • Excellent time management and work discipline
  • Fosters positive team culture while accepting feedback and iteration from peers
  • Great artistic taste
Bonus Points
  • Experience animating in Unity
  • Understands the specific development challenges within an AR environment
  • Experience creating VFX
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in game development
  • Shipped at least one AAA title or casual game

Nex is located in Hong Kong and San Jose, California, USA, you can learn more about us at nex.inc/who-we-are.

Please email your resume and portfolio links to careers@nex.inc with the subject "2D/3D Animator" and we will be in touch!

We encourage applications even if you don’t meet more than 50% of the requirements — we believe that experience comes in many forms!