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Animation Director – Finland – Permanent – Console and PC Games

Location: Helsinki, Finland Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 2 years ago

Housemarque via Sony Liverpool

Project:                 Console & PC Games

Note:                      VISA & Relocation is supported


This Finnish Games Developer has a successful track record spanning 20+ years. They make compelling console and PC games and work is underway on an unannounced AAA project!

As their Animation Director you will have a strong leadership background, multiple game credits and a passion for shipping high quality projects. You have excellent communication skills, a strong animation background, and a stellar track record of shipping AAA games or other related experience in animation / VFX industries.


  • Experience as an Animation Lead / Director in AAA or PC game project OR related industry.
  • Strong skills in at least one major animation software, but experience in Maya is strongly preferred.
  • Understanding of rigging and skinning.
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback.
  • Being visionary, and able to implement ideas.


  • Partner with the Game Director and team leader to define the creative vision and animation direction for the project.
  • Help steer strategic creative decisions and ensure consistency of vision.
  • Assess the workload vs. production capacity, plan the work, and set priorities for the animation team.
  • Communicate the project objectives, strategies, and general information to all team members.
  • Mentoring other members of the Animation team, helping them to improve and grow.
  • Clearly define and champion high standards of production quality for all animation work.
  • Set out the animation direction by developing visual concepts to final in-engine.
  • Direct actors during mocap sessions and plan shoots on budget and on time.


  • Interest in new technologies and major game engines: Unreal Engine 4, Unity, CryEngine, etc.
  • Relevant degree (BA, MA, etc.)
  • Mocap experience.
  • Experience in cutscene related tasks.
  • Facial rigging and animation experience.
  • Strong understanding of animal locomotion.
  • Directing and/or storytelling skills.

Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call me directly today on +44 (0) 1206 214425!


Salary and benefits will be discussed at interview with the company and are individually negotiated by OPM.

Tagged as: Animation Director

Tags: Animation Director Categories: Animation , Creative


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