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. In this role, you will be leading and managing the Animation team, defining new roles in the team, helping current members grow in theirs and mentoring the junior members. You own the processes, timelines and the standards of everything related to animations, working closely with other relevant teams and departments. To succeed in this role, you need to be experienced in game development animation, as well as being a manager. You know and understand Unreal Engine animation systems and Blueprints through and through. You can demonstrate and set the bar for making smooth, fluid and realistic animations.

Why should you join Redhill Games?

Redhill Games has been in a unique position in the Finnish gaming industry since its foundation in 2018. With our focus on FPS games, there is no other studio like ours in Finland. What’s more, Redhill Games is one of the most promising gaming start-ups to come out of Europe recently; it has proven leadership, an all-star development team, and solid financial backing. When we look for new team members, we love to see passion, integrity, and team spirit. We value responsibility and character – we are all different but have a common purpose. We respect each other’s talent and contribution. As a part of our international team, you will always find people who share a passion for games – meaning you’ll always have someone to play with! Our HQ is conveniently located in downtown Helsinki, easily accessible via public transportation and providing great access to the wide range of services the beautiful capital of Finland offers. As a Redhillian, you’ll have access to great benefits, adding to your competitive salary.

Responsibilities

  • Managerial responsibilities in the Animation team, covering the full employment cycle of the direct reports
  • Setting standards for the animation work, building animation systems
  • 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

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

Interested? Apply here!

HIRING PROCESS

Any game is a reflection of the talent that creates it, We take great care in selecting the right candidates for the team.

We want to talk to you and get to know you. We want you to know your colleagues and lead. We know this may sound like a lot and we fully appreciate the fact that interview processes may be stressful to go through.

Rest assured – we’ll do everything we can to make it as smooth, transparent and fast as possible for you. And please let us know if there is anything we can do to make the process even easier for you!

1

First, a chat with our recruiter. We’d like to learn more about you, your skills and your aspirations

For some roles we may want you to do a test to show specific skills

2

Up next, talking with the Team Lead.
We’ll assess what you’d bring to the team and how you would fit in

3

Then, you’ll meet the rest of the team, to get to know the people you would be working with – and they’ll get to know you

4

If all has gone well
- you will be welcomed
to join the team!

Have something else in mind?

If you can’t find anything fitting for you on the list above, fear not! If you think your skills and personality would be a good fit for our team, feel free to send us an open application to jobs@redhillgames.com. We review every application we get and will be in touch!

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