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Technical Animator – Germany – Freelance OR Permanent – FPS Game

Location: Berlin, Germany Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 3 years ago


Project:                 FPS Game

Note:                      A VISA can be supported for an experienced international candidate.


This developer has been established for 20yrs, crafting a wide range of memorable gaming experiences. With their latest FPS game in development they are ramping up their team with an experienced Technical Animator to rig characters, solve technical production issues, streamline processes and develop tools and frameworks for character animation.


  • Games development experience
  • Understanding of game engines, tools, pipelines, development processes
  • Ability to create character/creature rigs that enable the production of great animations
  • Knowledge of one or more major 3D packages, Maya preferred
  • Experience working with MEL (Maya), Python (Maya, Motion Builder) or C++
  • Enthusiasm to learn and grow professionally
  • Passionate about videogames


  • Improve the character animation pipeline and tools
  • Work together with character art and animation as well as design and engineering to ensure good in-game results
  • Troubleshoot and solve technical production issues
  • Research and help integrate new technology
  • Work closely with other disciplines in small interdisciplinary teams in order to achieve features that are more than the sum of its parts
  • Track time invested in tasks and provide estimates for future tasks
  • Take part in review cycles, both in providing feedback for co-workers and improving based on their feedback


  • Experience with Motion Capture Data
  • Professional experience with 1st person rigging
  • Professional experience with creature rigging
  • Good knowledge of the Unreal Engine, Animation Blueprints in particular
  • Experience with animation trees and state machines in general
  • Experience with node-based scripting


  • Relocation bonus and ongoing support and assistance
  • Occupational pension scheme
  • Flexible working hours
  • In-house massage
  • Extensive games/books library
  • Dedicated Talent Development Manager
  • Participation at various game conferences
  • A variety of exciting Team Events including: Summer and Christmas Party


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: Technical Animation

Tags: Technical Animation Categories: Animation , Creative


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