Senior Technical Animation Designer

Stockholm
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Avalanche Studios is one of the game industry’s leading independent developers. Renowned for triple-A blockbuster hits like Just Cause, Mad Max and the upcoming Rage 2, Avalanche Studios has in the last decade expanded its business to develop and release its own IPs. With theHunter, theHunter: Call of the Wild and Generation Zero, Avalanche Studios is firmly established as one of the leading Games As A Service developers.  The world-leading open world engine Apex 2.0 underpins these titles, made for PC and consoles and developed in Stockholm, New York and Malmö. 

The Position
Avalanche Studios in Stockholm is seeking a passionate and highly motivated Technical Animation Designer to join one of our exciting AAA projects.

As a Technical Animation Designer you will be responsible for aiding and facilitating animators, programmers and designers to help maximize efficiency in feature development. In essence you will be acting as the glue between content creators and feature implementation.

An exceptional candidate is very technically savvy; having an understanding of gameplay animation workflows/pipelines and passionate about helping others to achieve their best work.

You'll be responsible for
  • Owning and maintaining animation state machines
  • Driving animation state machine tools and pipeline improvements
  • 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
  • Good 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
  • Experience working with Maya or Motionbuilder


A Portfolio is required demonstrating all aspects of your skills, add a link to your online portfolio in your resume. 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.

To apply for this position please register below with a detailed CV and cover letter. Apply as soon as possible as we review applications continuously. All further information is provided under non-disclosure agreement only. 

Our values
At Avalanche Studios, we believe in worlds without limits, and we are committed to develop a diverse and inclusive workplace. We strive to hire great talent from a variety of backgrounds. 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, from the lush jungle of a lobby (Just Cause) to the corroded steel beams housing the light fixtures above your new workplace (Mad Max). We hope you’ll come to think of this place as your home turf and creative foundation.

 

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