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Senior Animator [The Settlers] (f/m/d)

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Senior Animator [The Settlers] (f/m/d) in Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Ubisoft
  • Full time
  • Senior
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  • Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 08/04/2021
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The Senior Animator [The Settlers] (f/m/d) is responsible for bringing to life the characters and creatures of our games with stunning, high quality animations.

 

Primary Objectives 

·       Animate characters and motion edit Mocap data within complex animation systems

·       Collaborate with the Art Director to create animations that fit to the visual style of the project

 

 Specific Tasks

·       Provide knowledge and solutions for animation problems

·       Set up complex animation state machines

·       Provide skinning for complex characters

·       Cooperation with other Ubisoft teams all around the world on a daily basis

·       Provide support and advice for artists 

 

·     5 years’ experience as an Animator in game development with a strong understanding of rigging, skinning, keyframe animation, motion capturing and procedural animation.

·       Proven experience on at least one shipped title

·       Working knowledge of Maya, Motion Builder, 3DSMAX, and/or other commercial 3D authoring packages.

·       A keen eye for motion, weight, timing and animation.  

·       Being able to work with a complex animation system and complex animation state machines

·       Able to create content fitting to the project’s animation style and work within those limitations.

·       Understand typical workflows and tools in animation production with the ability to modify and improve them. 

·       Be forward thinking and anticipate the needs of your project. 

·       High degree of self-motivation and initiative.

·       Great communication skills and a positive attitude

·       Fluent in English, both verbally and written

 

Bonus

·       Experience with Motion editing and handling Mocap Data in Motion Builder is a plus

·       Experience as modeler and/or texture artist a plus

·       Rigging experience is a plus

·       Being an avid gamer is a plus

 

PORTFOLIO

 

It is required that you submit a portfolio of your work with your application. You may do so by providing a link to an online portfolio (preferred), or attaching documents to your resume.

 

All portfolios must contain a detailed shot breakdown of the work. It must be very clear what you, the applicant, are responsible for in your reel, portfolio, screenshots etc.

The portfolio should contain the following:

 

·       Examples of character animation (full body motion, emotions etc.)

·       Examples of animation style variety

·       Examples of environment animation or visual effects

·       Examples of animation rigs and their functionality in a 3D package

 

Your Benefits

  • Relocation Support: We offer financial support in form of a cash allowance and assistance with accommodation search and settle-in support via our relocation partner, for international candidates we offer visa assistance.
  • 26 days paid vacation per year. Additionally, you will get half a day off on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve and approximately 11 bank holidays in the NRW region.
  • Flexible Working Hours: We have core working times between 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM and the distribution of the other hours is up to you.
  • Company Pension Scheme. We offer an attractive scheme through salary sacrificing in which the employer also matches contributions 
  • Up to 350€ childcare support per child per month. In addition, we also offer 5 ‘care for ill children days’ per child per year.
  • Discounted Games. We regularly order Ubisoft Games for super cheap prices for our employees.
  • Gym Subsidy. We contribute 50% (up to a maximum amount of 25€) towards the monthly cost of a gym membership of your choice.
  • Lunch & Breakfast Service. Enjoy fresh discounted meals each day.
  • Monthly Mobility Budget. 80€ per month that can be used on bicycle lease, parking spot rental or public transportation ticket.
  • Our Ubisoft Blue Byte Academy offers multiple opportunities for you to discover your full potential and develop yourself in various areas.
  • English and German classes for free. Main language in the studio is English.
  • Free fresh Fruit, Coffee, Tea and Water. Enjoy fresh fruit and beverages in our office.

 

We offer a highly interesting challenge for a team player including the possibility to show personal initiative. If you are passionate about video games and would like to work with like-minded professionals in an international team, please apply via our career portal. 

The application must include your resume, portfolio, and a cover letter detailing your earliest starting date, salary expectations and motivation

 

Ubisoft Blue Byte GmbH 
Studio Düsseldorf
Luise-Rainer Str. 7
40235 Düsseldorf

Geschäftsführer: Yves Guillemot
Sitz der Gesellschaft: Düsseldorf
Amtsgericht Düsseldorf HRB Nr. 51772

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