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Sr. 3D Animator / Technical Director job

Posted: February 02, 2012
Salary: depending on skill set and work portfolio

IMVU is looking for Sr. 3D Animator / Technical Director

Starting Date: ASAP, duration - Fulltime

Job details: About Us:

MVU, Inc. (http://www.imvu.com) is an online social game where members use 3D avatars to meet new people, chat, create and play games with their friends. IMVU has reached 50 million registered users, 10+ million unique visitors per month and a $50+ million annualized revenue run rate. IMVU has the world's largest virtual goods catalog of more than six million items, almost all of which are created by its own members. IMVU is available in multiple languages on both Windows PC and Mac platforms, and for mobile users via its IMVU 2Go iPhone application, available in the Apple App Store.

IMVU has been recognized frequently, including Best Place to Work for the past 2 years, Inc. 500/5000, 8th fastest growing private tech company in Silicon Valley over the past 3 years, and 87th fastest growing tech company in North America over the past 4 years. The company’s CEO, Cary Rosenzweig, was recognized as The Most Admired CEO among emerging growth companies in 2010 by the San Francisco Business Times.

Founded in 2004, IMVU is backed by venture investors Menlo Ventures, Allegis Capital, Bridgescale Partners and Best Buy Capital and is located in Mountain View, CA. IMVU has been profitable since 2009.

So, what will you do?

As a senior animator/ Technical Director you will work closely with the engineering design teams to build proof of concept games and game assets. You will build tools that allow millions of IMVU users to expand their creative potential, design, define and document the art path used by contractors around the world.

Requirements: BA/BS or MA/MS in Graphic Design/New Media desired.
3+ years experience working as a visual designer or graphic/web designer, with at least one year focused on mobile products
A strong eye for usability, typography, layout, and UI design (obsessive pixel-pusher).
Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash and InDesign).
Experience with user experience design principles and processes.
Able to work in a fast paced environment and meet daily and weekly deadlines.
Strong organizational skills, strong verbal and written communication skills, self-motivated, ability to multi-task and work independently.
Experience working successfully leading visual design within interdisciplinary project teams and collaborating with other disciplines, interaction designers and researchers.
Passionate about design, a positive “can-do” attitude, and the ability to be highly creative within an agile development process.
Bonus Points:

Experience working in Agile/Scrum development environments.
Understanding of the best mobile design trends and applications

Location: Mountain View, CA

Contact info:
email - bmoran@imvu.com
address - 100 W. Evelyn Ave, Suite 110
web site - http://imvu.jobscore.com/jobs/imvu/sr-animator-technical-director/dgFTMatDar4B3reJe4bk1X
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