Lead Animator

Games Factory Talents,Posted 1 month ago

Senior

Full time

Negotiable

Relocate, Helsinki

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! 

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