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Joboffer dated from 04/02/2020

Lead Animator (f/m/d)

Art / Layout / Illustration



10997 Berlin


Company data

Pfuelstr. 5

10997   Berlin

Job description

We are looking for a talented and experienced Lead Animator who loves working in interdisciplinary teams in a fast-paced and creative environment to come join our team and develop amazing games with us!




  • Lead the creation of engaging and believable in-game animations, working closely together with animation dept. and other disciplines of the team
  • Communicate goals and values to the team and ensure the team’s work is pulling in the correct direction.
  • Work closely with art direction and creative direction to ensure a high quality of animation that supports the vision of the game.
  • Provide feedback for animators and ensure the animation vision is consistent across different features.
  • Troubleshoot and solve technical production issues
  • Quickly master in-house tools and drive improvements
  • Oversee the maintenance of animations after they are implemented, taking strong responsibility for the final result of a feature.
  • Work closely with other disciplines in small interdisciplinary teams in order to achieve features that are more than the sum of their parts
  • Estimate high level goals and provide solutions to high level problems in planning, ensure team members have clear goals and know the deadlines and technical restrictions.
  • Play a significant role in review cycles, both in providing feedback for coworkers and improving based on feedback from team members
  • Motivate, mentor and spread knowledge to other team members, animation dept. in particular.
  • Understand the game, its artistic vision and its gameplay and make sure all animations support that.



  • 5+ years of professional experience in game production
  • Strong Maya knowledge
  • Strong knowledge of gameplay animation and its surrounding systems
  • Strong leadership skills, experience with a management role
  • Ability to create and develop productive teams
  • Very strong key frame animation skills
  • Experience with any game engine, preferably Unreal Engine
  • Experience with motion capture
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks, delegate and make adjustments of scope to meet deadlines and to excel under production conditions
  • Excellent communication skills across multiple disciplines; ability to give direction in order to achieve great results, and to work collaboratively
  • High degree of self-motivation and initiative
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Knowledge sharing attitude and ability to coach less experienced people
  • Passionate about video games


Desirable skills

  • Professional experience with 1st person animation
  • Professional experience with creature animation
  • Good knowledge of the Unreal Engine, Animation Blueprints in particular
  • Experience with animation trees and state machines in general
  • Knowledge in Motion Builder
  • Basic rigging and skinning knowledge
  • Basic scripting and/or programming knowledge



We support you all the way

Relocation bonus and ongoing support and assistance, occupational pension scheme

We care about your well-being

Flexible working hours, fresh fruit and vegetables every day, hot and cold beverages of your choice, in-house massage, monthly company events, fitness Club membership, Berlin public transportation Jobticket

We encourage continuous learning

Extensive games/books library, dedicated Talent Development Manager, participation at various game conferences

We know how to have fun

A variety of exciting Team Events, regular in-house social events, Summer and Christmas Party, beer and soft drinks for Friday meetings

If this sounds like you, and you love to work in a creative environment with people passionate about their work, we are looking forward to get to know you!

Contact Person

Human Resources

Pfuelstr. 5

10997 Berlin

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