Lead Animator (Hybrid)

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Posted 27 April 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineGame Animation
Contact NameJordan Langley

Job description

Aardvark Swift are supporting Thunderful Games in their seeking of a dedicated and passionate Lead Animator.

As a Lead Animator, you will be part of a close-knit team working on an unannounced project in its early stages of development. You’ll strive to define Thunderful's animation pipelines and establish efficient animation and character quality procedures. 

This is a full-time position, with hybrid and remote work being an option, but due to the nature of mocap, you need to be able to go to the Gothenburg office as needed.

Your responsibilities…

  • Collaborate with animation and production to drive high-fidelity animations, balancing performance, quality, scheduling, and technical requirements
  • Participate in cinematic motion shoots
  • Mentor, manage, and regularly review team members to build a cohesive and effective team
  • Create task estimates and work with production to maintain schedules and ensure animation team goals are aligned with other departments
  • Manage files, organising work efficiently
  • Manage and mentor a small team of animators towards creating life-like animations with a lot of expressions and emotions, utilising keyframe and motion capture techniques to promote the game's artistic vision

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…

  • Worked on several other game projects in the past, with one or more of them being in a management or senior role
  • Self-motivated animator who can handle both the artistic elements of animation and the technical requirements that facilitate it
  • Ability to take the initiative and enjoy working as part of a team, while being open to feedback
  • Exemplary understanding of general body mechanics and animation concepts
  • Strong familiarity with Unreal Engine
  • Familiarity with motion capture pipelines
  • Skills in keyframe animation

Perks and benefits include…

  • Pension plan
  • Flexible work hours
  • Yearly wellness grant
  • Occupational health care
  • Weekly wellness activity hours