Overview

Reports to: Head of Creative Strategy, User Training 

Location: Remote US

Compensation Range: $100,000 to $130,000 base plus bonus and equity

What We Do:

Founded in 2015 by former NSA cyber operators, Huntress was built on a simple premise: to force hackers to earn every inch of their access.

Today’s cyber-attacks aren’t limited to large organizations with the security tools that can ward off threats. Hackers don’t discriminate and will find a way to penetrate any vulnerability in any size business.  Huntress enables IT providers and resellers to stop hidden threats that sneak past preventive security tools.

Through a combination of expert human threat hunters, a comprehensive platform, and a desire to make the world a safer place, we’re working to deliver cybersecurity to the 99%—those small to midsize businesses that make up the backbone of our economy.

Join the hunt and help us stop hackers in their tracks!

What You’ll Do: 

Huntress is growing fast and part of that growth is due to the acquisition of a Security Awareness Training platform called Curricula. Some of the best and most sophisticated cybersecurity technologies today are being rendered useless by one simple thing: employees. Unlike other IT services, security isn’t something you can set and forget. It requires constant vigilance, monitoring and training—and everyday users need to play an active role as you strengthen your defenses.Huntress Security Awareness Training (SAT) delivers a powerful—and fun—combination of episodes, assessments, simulations and reports to help employees become more cyber savvy in the fight against bad actors. Your work as a Senior 2D Animator will help our clients and partners train their users, and help them fix boring security awareness training.

The Senior 2D Animator will join our fun Curricula animation studio to help us fix boring employee security awareness training. Our team delivers short, animated stories to teach employees about cyber security throughout the year. Companies around the world depend on our team to create fun, informative, and engaging training content that makes security stick with their employees. You’ll be joining our small animation studio team to create an animated world of heroes, villains, and stories that all help educate everyone to stay safe against online threats.

We need your help to bring our characters and stories to life. If you’re excited about animation and teaching others, we want to hear from you!

Are you ready for the challenge?

Responsibilities:

  • Translate storyboards into animated videos in After Effects using assets created by the illustration team.
  • Work with the episode dev team to create rich, funny, and engaging stories.
  • Bring our cast of characters to life with a strong focus on personality and facial animation.
  • Rig characters (preferably using DUIK) so that the characters are able to accomplish the necessary and desired movements from the storyboards.
  • Animate characters that have been previously rigged with the DUIK plugin.
  • Optimize vector art from Illustrator so that it is workable in After Effects.
  • Maintain stylistic animation consistency within the Huntress episode universe by referencing previous episodes.
  • Maintain idiosyncratic character animation consistency for each character by referencing previous episodes.

What You Bring To The Team:

  • Proficient in Adobe After Effects and character animation
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Illustrator
  • Proficient in character rigging using After Effects
  • Basic understanding of the DUIK plugin for After Effects
  • Demonstrated ability to create a variety of walk cycles
  • Must be able to create video content from a storyboard
  • Should have a good sense of humor that is directly reflected through animations

What We Offer:

  • 100% remote work environment – since our founding in 2015
  • Generous paid time off policy including vacation, sick time, and paid holidays
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • Highly competitive and comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits plans
  • 401(k) with 5% contribution regardless of employee contribution
  • Life and Disability insurance plans
  • Stock options for all full-time employees
  • One-time $500 stipend to build/upgrade home office
  • Annual allowance for education and professional development assistance
  • $75 USD/month digital reimbursement
  • Access to both Udemy and BetterUp platforms for coaching, personal, and professional growth

Huntress is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where every single member of our team is valued, has a voice, and is empowered to show up to work every day as their full self. 

We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status. 

We do discriminate against hackers who try to exploit small businesses.

Accommodations:

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to accommodations@huntresslabs.com.  Please note non-accommodation requests to this inbox will not receive a response.

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