Animator

“All right, seriously you wankers, what the f is going on!?” - Hoxton

Starbreeze is now looking for talented and highly motivated Animators to join our award-winning team in Stockholm, for the next generation of Payday.

As an Animator at Starbreeze, you will be responsible for bringing to life a wide variety of characters while making stunning animations that are both fluid and responsive... You will be part of a creative team generating highly polished animations. You will assist in the design of the project by providing pre-visualization animations for gameplay elements as well as evolve and refine motion for characters, weapons, vehicles, and environmental objects.

Job Tasks:

  • Work with the Animation Director, Lead animator, design and art teams to visualize and create high-quality animations.
  • Optimize animations to meet technical constraints and make any changes that are requested based on the artistic direction.
  • Understand, capture and manipulate mocap data for in-game animation systems.
  • Create animations from realistic Mocap based movements to high stylized hand-keyed motions depending on the needs of the project.
  • Be able to prototype animation systems that will serve as a basis for animation and gameplay-related discussions.
  • Understand, capture and manipulate Mocap for in-game animation systems
  • Estimate the time required to carry out own tasks and manage time to meet deadlines.
  • Report any potential animation-released issues to the immediate supervisor
  • Carry out all other related tasks

Must Have:

  • 3+ years’ experience in the game industry, specifically associated with character and object animation.
  • Understanding and application of both keyframe and performance capture animation in a real-time environment.
  • Technical experience working with game engines and game animation implementation
  • Experience in Maya and equally comfortable in Motion Builder
  • Expert knowledge of basic principles of animation: timing, dynamics, and body mechanics
  • Deep understanding of anatomy and human kinetic
  • Understanding of the character development process and its technical dependencies and limitations
  • Ability to adapt to technical dependencies and engine limitations
  • Excellent organizational, teamwork, and communication skills
  • Aptitude for learning new systems quickly

Good to Have:

  • Shipped 2+ titles as an animator
  • We also consider storyboarding skills as strong positives. 

Still reading? Great, because here comes the good part: We offer you a position at a company where we value empowerment, agility and ownership. While we evolve we want you to grow with us and to develop as a professional.

Sounds good? Then we can’t wait to see your CV and animation reel, and look forward to meeting you.  We recommend that you apply as soon as possible; selection and interviews are held continuously. Send your application with a resumé, portfolio and cover letter in English.  All applications must include a resumé and cover letter to be considered.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Department

Stockholm

Regeringsgatan 38
111 56 Stockholm Directions info@starbreeze.com +46 8 209 208 View page

What makes it Starbreeze?

  • Progress through commitment and collaboration

    At Starbreeze we believe in enabling and supporting our colleagues to be successful.

  • Alignment around the product

    Game development is the heartbeat and we are continuously evolving how all teams and members can be an efficient part.

  • We are in it for the long run.....

    At Starbreeze we value everyone´s engagement and with quality in mind, we rely on everyone´s input in planning and to define the ports of our games.

Culture... or is it a lifestyle?

Do you recognise yourself in the following description? If so you could be one of us!

Team Oriented – we value trust and openness; clear communication and the team result trumps the
individuals performance.

Ownership – we are committed to
delivering excellence, including holding ourselves and others accountable. We
get sh*t done.

Solution Minded – we always present solutions, based on analysis of identified problems.


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