Lead Technical 3D Animator (Hybrid)

Daedalic Entertainment GmbH logo
Posted 19 January 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameLiam Hollinshead

Job description

We are supporting Daedalic Entertainment as they look for a Lead Technical 3D Animator to join their team.

The studio are a really passionate team that is well known for adventure game masterpieces including Silence, The Deponia Series, Edna & Harvey, The Dark Eye: Memoria and now the upcoming The Lord of The Rings – Gollum ™ which will be released on PC & Console!

Your responsibilities…

  • Collaborate with a highly motivated team on the multi-platform title: "The Lord of the Rings: Gollum" (UE4) as well as its follow-up project (UE5)
  • Optimise the animation and rigging pipeline for animations and cutscenes
  • Work with state-of-the-art technology to enable the animation team to create high quality and efficient animations 
  • Work closely with programmers and animators to create the best possible in-game cutscene animations
  • Create and edit mocap animations in-house and in external studios
  • Identify technical problems and offer appropriate solutions

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

  • Several years of professional experience as a Technical Animator in the industry
  • First-class understanding of animation technologies such as rigging and skinning
  • Knowledge of Unreal Engine 4 and 5 animation tools and can create blend spaces and animation blueprints
  • Previous experience with the recording and processing of motion capture animations
  • Very good knowledge of Maya, whilst further knowledge of similar 3D software or similar animation tools is a bonus
  • Structured, independent, and conscientious way of working
  • Strong command of German or English, both written and spoken
  • Experience in the field of creature animation is a plus
Daedalic Entertainment present the opportunity to take on more responsibility and push for extensive development within the business. With professional work procedures and processes, the studio values creative freedom in a friendly team.