Junior Animator

Starbreeze is now looking for a graduate or Junior Animator to join our award-winning team in Stockholm, for the next generation of Payday. We are looking for someone who is passionate about animation and who can demonstrate a strong skill set.  

Job Tasks:

  • Produce animations to the highest standards of fidelity and style as demanded by the project
  • Make sure that tasks are completed on schedule and to required standards.
  • Work efficiently with other team disciplines (art, design, code) to ensure the animation process in responding to the demands of the project whilst maintaining its aesthetic quality. 
  • Continuation of your technical knowledge, including adapting to new technologies and processes 
  • Create compelling character performances, utilizing both key-framed and motion capture techniques to compliment the game design and promote the artistic vision of the Payday universe.

Must Have:

  • An animation demo reel showcasing your best character animations as well as a variety of animation sets. The main animation principles should be understood from an artistic and technical perspective.
  • An animation degree or equivalent
  • Ability to animate convincing human motion
  • Maya use and ideally knowledge and / or experience with Motion Builder 
  • Genuine passion for games and animation, bringing realistic characters to life. 

Good to Have:

  • Experience and knowledge of Unreal Engine
  • Experience with working with Mocap
  • Basic rigging knowledge

Still reading? Good...because here’s the good part of this job ad: 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. We also believe in having fun. We have game consoles and arrange after work activities along with annual parties and events.

What more do we offer? 

  • Competitive salaries with yearly reviews
  • Yearly wellness benefit
  • Referral bonuses
  • 6 weeks paid vacation per year
  • Pension on top of salary, ≈50% above collective agreement standard
  • Relocation support if you move from abroad
  • Ideal office location in central Stockholm

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

At Starbreeze we value diversity and inclusion. We welcome you as who you are, no matter where you are from or what games you play.

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



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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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