Technical Animator

Stockholm
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The Position
We are looking for an experienced Technical Animator to join our new self-published project.

As a Technical Animator you will be responsible for state machine design and implementation, player mechanics, rigging characters and other in-game objects, setting-up and maintaining animation pipelines and facilitating animators and designers to help maximize efficiency in feature development. 

You'll be responsible for
  • Owning and maintaining animation state machines
  • Driving animation state machine tools and pipeline improvements
  • Driving animation pipelines, and regularly improving upon them
  • Working in collaboration with animators, designers and programmers to implement realisation of player mechanics and npc characters
  • Communicate effectively with content teams to identify workflow issues, spec out the plan to solve them, and then drive that plan to a shippable state
  • Use your technical expertise to find creative solutions to challenging problems

Required Skills
  • Python scripting and/or C++ programming experience
  • Knowledge of Autodesk animation software (Maya/Motionbuilder)
  • Strong understanding of character mechanics and animation pipelines/workflows
  • Clear and open communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Desire to work as part of a team; taking feedback and direction appropriately, and the motivation to work independently

Desired Skills
  • Experience working on open world games
  • Experience working with player mechanics
  • Optional: Experience in rigging and skinning

Apply as soon as possible as we review applications continuously. All further information is provided under non-disclosure agreement only. All applicants are required to relocate to work full-time in Stockholm, Sweden.

Our Values
At Avalanche Studios, we believe in worlds without limits, and we are committed to developing a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Being part of our world is not contingent on where you’re from, your gender, or sexual orientation. It’s all about your passion, courage and craftsmanship.  

Stockholm Studio
Our state of the art studio is located in the beautiful area of Södermalm, in the center of Stockholm and the Game industry Hub. Our studio is a beautiful place inspired by our catalog of games. We hope you’ll come to think of this place as your home turf and creative foundation.

Avalanche Studios
Avalanche Studios is the original creator of the award-winning Just Cause franchise (published by Square Enix) and the developer of Mad Max (published by Warner Bros. Interactive) and Rage 2 (published by Bethesda Softworks). As a publisher, Avalanche Studios has released theHunter: Call of the Wild, Generation Zero and the free-to-play service theHunter Classic which has reached more than 8 million players across 190 countries. Avalanche Studios was founded in 2003 and is based in Stockholm, New York City and Malmö. The studio develops games using its proprietary Apex technology, enabling huge open worlds filled with emergent gameplay. Learn more at www.avalanchestudios.com.

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