Senior Animator - Berlin, DE

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Posted 13 June 2022
Salary $60000 - $67000 Per Year
Job type Permanent
Contact NameJordan Langley

Job description

Senior Animator (Remote Options)


Klang - Berlin, DE

Klang Games have an opportunity for a Senior Animator to join their team! As a Senior Animator, you will be expected to work in close collaboration with the Art Director, Lead Animator and Art Producer, pushing the effort of setting and driving the vision for Animation across SEED. 

Klang is a Berlin-based game studio whose mission is to create deep and meaningful online experiences that bring people together.  At the heart of Klang is SEED, a large-scale virtual world that will provide immersive social experiences through gaming.

This is a remote role that can be worked, from home, anywhere in Europe or the UK within +/- 2 hours of the German time zone !

If you want to work on an ambitious and ground-breaking project, and want to see a massive and colourful simulation come to life, this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

As a Senior Animator, you will...

  • Help buildi a well-designed pipeline for creating 3D animations for SEED
  • Create and edit animations within complex animation systems
  • Animate relatable characters conveying different emotional states and personalities as well as featuring a stylised look in general.
  • Animate objects and machines that have different mechanic
  • Be a leader of your discipline.
  • Be responsible for quality experience, while accountable for meeting internal and industry benchmarks of animation excellence

For this role, you will need...

  • 5 - 7+ years experience as an Animator in game development.
  • Strong experience in working with Maya
  • An understanding of the aesthetics of visual communication to create authentic and lively animations
  • An ability to bring your passion for animation into a character so that it is relatable to others
  • To be curious about human behaviour, have a strong understanding of animation principles and know how to apply them across a broad spectrum
  • Experience in animation/fine arts demonstrating a thorough understanding of physical motion, gravity, weight and balance
  • A strong understanding of keyframe animation
  • To understand the interrelationships of different disciplines
  • To be oriented to teamwork and collaboration and willing to provide constructive feedback
  • An online portfolio that shows relevant projects and skills, as well as showcasing your skills in creating, adapting, and iterating, within a variety of artistic styles
  • To have worked on at least one shipped title
  • To be able to communicate fluently in English.
  • To be passionate about video games

Bonus points if you have...

  • Set up animation state machines in an engine, e.g. Unity.
  • Experience in working with Unity
  • Understanding of retargeting and procedural animation
  • Leadership experience
  • Strong understanding of Rigging and Skinning

Just some of the benefits of working with Klang Games include...

  • Work from home options
  • An opportunity to work on a ground-breaking project from its inception with a lot of room for professional and personal development
  • Competitive salary and 27 days of paid vacation
  • Monthly public transport travel reimbursement
  • Monthly company co-contributions to private pensions
  • Reimbursement for physical health activities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Mental health support
  • Flexible office hours (with core hours)
  • Monthly team events and activities
  • A dog-friendly office, adjustable standing desks, ergonomic chairs and mobile aircon units for hot summers
  • Healthy snacks and drinks in the office

If this sounds like the opportunity for you please contact Jordan Langley at +44 (0)1709 834 777 now!