Junior/Senior Technical Game Animator

Stratosphere Games GmbH,Posted 1 year ago

Full time


Remote, Berlin

Berlin-based Stratosphere Games is a nearly 60-person strong game development studio formed by gaming veterans from Splash Damage, Wargaming, Huuuge Games, Nexon, Smilegate and Ubisoft. Stratosphere Games works with partners worldwide to deliver AAA-quality MMO games for mobile devices and beyond. Backed by their own development architecture, FRAMEWORK, we create next-gen experiences for your pocket, with a strong focus on high-end production values, leading-edge multiplayer features, innovate engagement and retention elements. Become part of the Stratosphere Games family, get in contact or play our awesome games.

Stratosphere Games is an AAA mobile game developer based in Berlin, Germany, looking for a Technical Gameplay Animator to support the development of existing and upcoming projects. 

For which tasks (responsibilities)?

As a Technical Gameplay Animator, you will be part of our creative core team of artists, programmers, and designers. Collaboratively you will drive the development of our upcoming title from Prototype to Release. Your exceptional understanding of 3D animation enables you to create engaging life-like motion and emotion.

From Concept to final in-game character, you will be part of setting up general animation procedures and workflows. Your technical skills will support defining pipelines from animation software into the game engine. You understand that a great character rig and export workflows are benefitting the engineers and workflows as well as enabling you as an animator to create compelling and believable heroes and villains.

In short: You will be at the center of production working with our best. Your experience, broad expertise, and passion will help shape the face of Stratosphere’s next great game.

Your responsibilities: 

  •  Create stunning animations that are both fluid and responsive.

  • Work closely with programmers to create core mechanics and immersive experiences.

  • Implement, troubleshoot and debug animation systems.

  • Help improve animation and rigging pipelines.

  • Maintain animation tools and pipelines.

  • Work with our designers, character artists, and programmers

What kind of professional are we looking for?
  • 3+ years of Animation related work 

  • Experience working on published AAA mobile games is a plus 

  • Expert understanding of artistic principles and 3D pipeline 

  • Experience in rigging and skinning assets.

  • Proficient in standard industry tools such as Autodesk Maya.

  • Production experience or demonstrated ability to work in a production game engine (e.g. Unreal, Unity, Frostbite, etc)

Why do we enjoy working here?
  • A friendly and motivated international team

  • to collaborate with for achieving breakthroughs together 

  • Work on innovative and thrilling AAA quality mobile games 

  • A large, open office space right in the heart of Berlin Mitte, surrounded by amazing (and not pricy) restaurants 

  • Free coffee, water & beer are available in the office 

  • Be part of a great and stable-growing company with a friendly, but always challenging, work philosophy 

  • Remote Work 

  • BVG-Ticket 

  • Supplementary health insurance 

  • Urban Sports Club 

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