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Lead Animator – Sweden – Permanent Contract – Open World Games

Location: Malmo, Sweden Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 2 years ago

Avalanche Malmo

Projects:                Open World Games

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Our client looking for passionate and highly motivated animation lead for their new studio in Malmo. As Lead Animator you’ll work with character animation and rigging. You will have experience with character and creature animation, facial animation, skeletal construction and point weighting. You will also have a focus on quality control for the animations created on the team and influence the work in the group. You will feel comfortable in a team environment and be able to contribute on many levels, working together with both other animators and programmers.

This is a rare opportunity for the candidate who wants to play an instrumental and leading role in a small but senior team, making AAA quality games. If you are a person who likes being challenged and stimulated in an ambitious and talented environment this position will suit you perfectly!

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3D Animation Demo Reel
  • Passionate about animation with a high level of understanding of weight distribution, posing and timing.
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and organisational skills.
  • The ability to effectively communicate, both creatively and technically
  • Experience with facial animation, cinematography, cinematic related character animation, rigging, skinning, animation state trees and animation scripting would be beneficial
  • Experience with multi-player related animation systems and open world games would be beneficial
  • Have a passion for making great games, with an awareness of current titles and industry trends ideally an avid gamer!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To plan, manage, coordinate and review the work of the animation team to ensure the highest quality
  • To work closely with the Game Director and Lead/Senior Designers to establish the animation requirements in all areas of the game
  • To ensure that the integrity of the animations and character behaviors are realised as intended in the build via regular reviews, establishing issues and advising on implementation and technical solutions.
  • To collaborate with Directors, Producer and other Leads to help drive the project direction
  • Actively participate in animation system and tech design, pipeline improvements, and all animation related problem solving
  • To be a positive driving force that consistently leads by example
  • Act as a role-model for the animation team by emphasizing project and company goals, provide feedback on performance, mentoring and training the Animators to achieve the best of their ability.

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

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

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Tags: Lead Animator Categories: Animation , Creative

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