Lead Technical 3D-Animator (m/f/d)

Reference ID: DE-LEAD-TAN-22

  • Immediately
  • Full time
  • In Hamburg/ Remote (Europe)

Your tasks:

  • Fulfil your own dream and work with a highly motivated team on the multi-platform title “The Lord of the Rings: Gollum” (UE4) as well as its follow-up project (UE5)
  • Bring Middle-earth to life, optimise the animation and rigging pipeline for The Lord of the Rings: Gollum and develop our new animation and rigging pipeline for animations and cutscenes for the follow-up project
  • Work with state-of-the-art technology to enable the animation team to create high quality and efficient animations and cutscenes
  • Work closely with programmers and animators to create the best possible in-game and cutscene animations
    Create and edit mocap animations in-house and in external studios

Your profile:

  • Several years of professional experience as a technical animator in the industry
  • You have a first-class understanding of animation technologies such as rigging and skinning
  • You have already managed a small team and enjoy doing so
  • Very good knowledge of Maya is a prerequisite, further knowledge of similar 3D software and/or similar animation tools is welcome
  • You know the Unreal Engine 4 and 5 and the animation tools of the engine and can create blendspaces and animation blueprints
  • Experience in the field of character animation is a prerequisite
  • Experience in the field of creature animation is an advantage but not a prerequisite
  • You already have experience with the recording and processing of motion capture animations, both in connection with in-game animations and complete cutscenes/ cinematics
  • You have a structured, independent and conscientious way of working
  • You are a team player, curious and enjoy working efficiently with good tools
  • You identify technical problems and offer appropriate solutions
  • You have a very good command of German and/or English, both written and spoken

Our offer:

  • The opportunity to work with us on several multi-platform AAA productions, based on the world-renowned IP “The Lord of the Rings”
  • Work on current and next gen platforms, including Unreal Engine 5
  • Challenging and varied tasks in an internationally oriented company
  • An interesting and responsible job with your own creative freedom in a friendly team
  • Extensive development opportunities
  • Professional workflows and processes
  • The opportunity to actively shape the day-to-day work in a collegial team and to play a decisive role in shaping the quality of the projects

If you are looking for a challenge, like to learn new things and would like to practically apply and deepen your existing knowledge, then we look forward to receiving your application.


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