Lead Animator

Would you trust yourself with the responsibility of managing and developing the animation team in an unconventional, award-winning gaming studio, surrounded by extremely fun-to-work-with colleagues, while creating animations worthy of AA/ AAA game development?
You would? Ok, that's a promising start!

What will you be doing as a Mad Head?
  • Lead, inspire, mentor and manage the Animation team
  • Create aesthetically and mechanically high - quality, as well as technically correct animations according to the instructions from the Game Director and Game Designers
  • Direct and animate in-game characters, movements and environment for further use within the Sequencer, for In-Game Cutscenes
  • Animate look as good in the animation software as in the game itself
  • Be responsible for the quality and content of the animations and the functionality of the gameplay systems
  • Rig and import animations to the game projects in Unreal engine
  • Actively participate in animation system design and issue resolution 
  • Be a leader in pushing innovation and new ideas in term of pipeline, tools and processes
  • Create a pleasant working environment for the team to contribute the growth of the company

What do we expect from our ideal candidate?

  • 5+ years experience in video game animation, or other relevant field
  • Leadership skills to train other 3D animators
  • Independently choose the technique in which to create the animation, as long as it meets the criteria set for the final animation
  • Total mastery of Maya - character, prop and environment animation and manipulation 
  • Working familiarity with HIK mocap workflow in Maya
  • Strong understanding of body mechanics and realistic animation
  • Understanding of game design and game development production process
  • Wealth of experience in 3D animation and a portfolio to match
  • Attention to detail, adaptability, suppleness, flexibility and an open mind
  • Continuously improve and raise the quality bar of team deliverables

It would be a plus if you have: 

  • Previous education in Animation or in other related field
  • Previous experience in leading 3D Animation team working on AA+ titles
  • Proficiency in realistic as well as stylized motion animation
  • In-depth understanding of anatomy and physiology of movements
  • Willingness to work inside of a multidisciplinary team 
  • Strong knowledge of MotionBuilder 
  • Experience with technical aspects of rigging and skinning characters for animation and automatic rigging frameworks like mGear
  • A deep knowledge of the engine and animation tools, and bring new solutions to complex problems
  • Ability to share knowledge and open mindset to learning from others

In return, here is what we can give:

  • A dynamic and extremely upbeat workplace like you have never seen before
  • Flexible working hours: sleep in or run errands before work - we trust you with your time
  • Chance to work with senior professionals and teams from the field
  • Premium private medical insurance for you and your family members as well as other wellbeing benefits such as yoga classes because we care about our physical and mental health
  • Ongoing education and training: Self-improvement is a priority so conferences, classes, workshops, courses (external and internal) are all part of the package!
  • Community events: we are heavily involved in developing startup, tech and gaming ecosystems - and will include you into it! 

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Lead Animator

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