Lead Animator

We are looking for a highly talented and experienced Lead Animator to join the game development team where you will be leading creation of the in-game animations with the highest quality standards using keyframe as well as mocap techniques.

Responsibilities

  • Leading the Animation team
  • Together with the Art Lead defining specs for the new roles in the team
  • Taking responsibility for the full employment cycle of the direct reports – hiring, performance & development and termination
  • Mentoring junior members of the team
  • Setting standards for the animation work, building animation systems
  • Taking part in the production meetings representing the team and reporting on the plans, achievements and difficulties
  • Working in close collaboration throughout different departments to assure propriety implementation of animations within game engine
  • Creating key frame animation as well as working with motion capture data for in-game assets while following the given style guide
  • Ensuring timely completion of animation commitments at the desired quality bar
  • Partnering with designers, programmers and other departments involved

Requirements

  • 7+ years of experience in game development animation (PC and/or console), at least 2 of those in a managerial role
  • Excellent understanding of Unreal Engine animation systems and Blueprints
  • Ability to create fluid, smooth, realistic animations
  • Good understanding and experience in gameplay animation
  • Good knowledge of human and animal anatomy and movement, body language and the mechanics of expression of emotion
  • Great communication and organizational skills in working with others throughout the entire game development process
  • Expertise with Maya and Houdini
  • Expertise with creating, optimizing, and owning gameplay animation graphs
  • Ability to create and maintain technical documentation as needed

The ideal candidate will also have

  • Interest in animating both organic and mechanical systems
  • Skills in writing Maya python scripts

Why should you join Redhill Games?

  • We have a great team of passionate game developers so you will not be alone!
  • We value character – we are all different but have a common purpose. We respect each other’s talent and contribution.
  • We are very international – in the team we already have representatives of 23 countries!
  • We speak the same language – Yes, it’s English! Among other languages we have Finnish, Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese and Greek.
  • We love, play and develop games – you will always have someone to play with!
  • Our office is conveniently located downtown Helsinki, with tons of options for transportation, shops and restaurants all within reach.
  • If Finland is not your base, we will help you relocate and you will get to love the country of Moomins, Santa and coffee! 
  • Last but not least – we offer competitive compensation and good benefits!

You feeling it?

Just press the little red button below to send us e-mail (jobs@redhillgames.com). Tell us a bit about yourself and don’t forget to include a link to your portfolio and your CV/LinkedIn! We would love to know more about you.