LEAD ANIMATOR

Kompanija Mad Head Games
Tip zaposlenja Full Time
Lokacija Novi Sad, Beograd

Would you trust yourself with the responsibility of managing and developing the animation team in an unconventional, award-winning gaming studio, surrounded by extremely fun-to-work-with colleagues, while creating animations worthy of AA/ AAA game development? You would? Ok, that’s a promising start!

What will you be doing as a Mad Head?
  • Lead, inspire, mentor and manage the Animation team
  • Create aesthetically and mechanically high – quality, as well as technically correct animations according to the instructions from the Game designer and Lead animator
  • Direct and animate in-game characters, movements and environment for further use within the Sequencer, for In-Game Cutscenes
  • Animate look as good in the animation software as in the game itself
  • Be responsible for the quality and content of the animations and the functionality of the gameplay systems
  • Rig and import animations to the game projects in Unreal engine
  • Actively participate in animation system design and issue resolution
  • Be a leader in pushing innovation and new ideas in term of pipeline, tools and processes
  • Create a pleasant working environment for the team to contribute the growth of the company

What do we expect from our ideal candidate?

  • 5+ years experience in video game animation, or other relevant field
  • Leadership skills to train other 3D artists
  • Independently choose the technique in which to create the animation, as long as it meets the criteria set for the final animation
  • Total mastery of Maya – character, prop and environment animation and manipulation
  • Working familiarity with HIK mocap workflow in Maya
  • Strong understanding of body mechanics and realistic animation
  • Understanding of game design and game development production process
  • Wealth of experience in 3D animation and a portfolio to match
  • Attention to detail, adaptability, suppleness, flexibility and an open mind
  • Continuously improve and raise the quality bar of team deliverables

It would be a plus if you have: 

  • Previous education in Animation or in other related field
  • Previous experience in leading 3D Animation team working on AA+ titles
  • Proficiency in realistic as well as stylized motion animation
  • In-depth understanding of anatomy and physiology of movements
  • Willingness to work inside of a multidisciplinary team
  • Strong knowledge of MotionBuilder
  • Experience with technical aspects of rigging and skinning characters for animation and automatic rigging frameworks like mGear
  • A deep knowledge of the engine and animation tools, and bring new solutions to complex problems
  • Ability to share knowledge and open mindset to learning from others

In return, here is what we can give:

  • A dynamic and extremely upbeat workplace like you have never seen before
  • Flexible working hours: sleep in or run errands before work – we trust you with your time
  • Chance to work with senior professionals and teams from the field
  • Premium private medical insurance for you and your family members as well as other wellbeing benefits such as yoga classes because we care about our physical and mental health
  • Ongoing education and training: Self-improvement is a priority so conferences, classes, workshops, courses (external and internal) are all part of the package!
  • Community events: we are heavily involved in developing startup, tech and gaming ecosystems – and will include you into it!
Kompanija Mad Head Games
Tip zaposlenja Full Time
Lokacija Novi Sad, Beograd
Mad Head Games
If you love games, you know that they are unlike anything else in the world. That is why we began working - we wanted to catch that spark of magic and wonder that allows an idea to become a game. We’re still trying to catch it, but we made a few cool games on the way.