Lead 3D Technical Animator

Lead Technical 3D Animator

Duration: 18 month contract
Start Date: ASAP**
Location: Hamburg/ Remote (100% Remote)
Rate: Up to €300 euros per day

Responsibilities:

· Fulfil your own dream and work with a highly motivated team on a well renown brand (UE4) as well as its follow-up project (UE5)

· Bring Middle-earth to life, optimise the animation and rigging pipeline for the project 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

Our offer

· The opportunity to work with us on several multi-platform AAA productions, based on the world-renowned brand

· 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.