Our client, Redhill Games, is looking for a highly talented and experienced Lead Animator to join the game development team where you will be leading creation of the in-game animations with the highest quality standards using keyframe as well as mocap techniques
What are you working on?
- Platforms: PC
For which tasks (responsibilities)?
Leading the Animation team
Together with the Art Lead defining specs for the new roles in the team
Taking responsibility for the full employment cycle of the direct reports – hiring, performance & development and termination
Mentoring junior members of the team
Setting standards for the animation work, building animation systems
Taking part in the production meetings representing the team and reporting on the plans, achievements and difficulties
Working in close collaboration throughout different departments to assure propriety implementation of animations within game engine
Creating key frame animation as well as working with motion capture data for in-game assets while following the given style guide
Ensuring timely completion of animation commitments at the desired quality bar
Partnering with designers, programmers and other departments involved
What kind of professional are we looking for?
7+ years of experience in game development animation (PC and/or console), at least 2 of those in a managerial role
Excellent understanding of Unreal Engine animation systems and Blueprints
Ability to create fluid, smooth, realistic animations
Good understanding and experience in gameplay animation
Good knowledge of human and animal anatomy and movement, body language and the mechanics of expression of emotion
Great communication and organizational skills in working with others throughout the entire game development process
Expertise with Maya and Houdini
Expertise with creating, optimizing, and owning gameplay animation graphs
Ability to create and maintain technical documentation as needed
Why do we enjoy working here?
We have a great team of passionate game developers so you will not be alone!
We value character – we are all different but have a common purpose. We respect each other’s talent and contribution.
We are very international – in the team we already have representatives of 23 countries!
We speak the same language – Yes, it’s English! Among other languages we have Finnish, Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese and Greek.
We love, play and develop games – you will always have someone to play with!
Our office is conveniently located downtown Helsinki, with tons of options for transportation, shops and restaurants all within reach.
If Finland is not your base, we will help you relocate and you will get to love the country of Moomins, Santa and coffee!