Animator

About the Employer

Animator (f/m/d)

We are seeking a talented and passionate Animator to join our fast-growing team.

As an animator at Yager and specifically on The Cycle, you will be challenged each day to bring the world of Fortuna III to life, working in interdisciplinary teams, focused on making each aspect of the game the best it can be. We are team-orientated in our approach, where everyone can voice their opinions and express their creativity to develop the best games possible. So we look forward to having you join our scrappy band of game developers in hip and happening Berlin, as we strive to bring Fortuna III to the world.

We believe the best games are made by diverse teams and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Responsibilities

  • Create engaging and believable in-game animations
  • Work closely together with animation direction and other disciplines to ensure animations meet expectations of quality, style and consistency
  • Troubleshoot and solve technical production issues
  • Quickly master in-house tools and suggest improvements
  • Maintain animations after they are implemented, taking a strong interest in 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
  • Engage in review cycles whilst also improving based on feedback from team members

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of professional experience working as an animator in the industry
  • Strong Maya knowledge (Motion builder knowledge is a plus)
  • You have a strong grasp of the animation principles and its application in-game animation. You can demonstrate solid body mechanics through keyframed animation
  • Experience with any game engine, preferably Unreal Engine 4
  • Good time management and task prioritization skills as well as ability to thrive under production conditions
  • Excellent communication skills across multiple disciplines; ability to work closely with 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
  • Passionate about video game

Desirable skills

  • Experience with creature and 1st person animation is a plus but not essential
  • Knowledge of current animation techniques and tech
  • Basic rigging and skinning knowledge
  • Basic scripting and/or programming knowledge is a plus

Employment details

  • Full-time
  • Status: employment
  • Start: as soon as possible


Benefits

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 getting to know you!