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Animator

Would you like to join us in developing features that allow players to experience exploration in a fantastic open-world environment, wherever they are? Avalanche Studios Group and its creative self-publishing division, Expansive Worlds is looking for an Animator to bring amazing and authentic characters and creatures into our worlds. This is a full-time position at our Malmö location, and we offer flexible work arrangements where you can spend part of your time remotely. We take our employees' capability growth seriously, so we offer opportunities to continuously increase your potential.

The Position

At Expansive Worlds, we are looking for an animator to breathe life into creatures and characters through animations and behaviors. Ideally, you have experience with character and creature animation in a realistic animation style. You will also have a focus on quality control for the animations created, and help influence the work in the group. Every single detail matters to us - not only in our games, but also in how we work. We work in cross-functional teams with a high focus on collaboration, adaptability and continuous improvement. Your close collaborators would include character artists, technical artists, programmers and designers. A high level of initiative is needed, and it is rewarded with autonomy and the invitation to actively influence how features are developed and what the end result will look like.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience in development of gameplay animation content and working with the blueprinting of animation systems is mandatory
  • Deep understanding of animation fundamentals in different styles (stylized, hyper-realistic, cartoony, etc.)
  • This position is focused on a realistic animation style
  • Experience working on gameplay animations for both large and small creatures and characters
  • Strong observational skills coupled with a strong understanding of weight distribution and pacing/timing
  • Significant experience in production of key-framed character animation for both humans and creatures
  • Accomplished knowledge of current animation techniques and 3rd party animation Software (Maya, most importantly, but other packages like Motion Builder are useful to know) 
  • Experience working with and creatively manipulating motion capture.
  • Good communication skills and experience working in a team environment
  • An interest for pushing animation in video-games to new levels of quality
  • If you have shipped at least one game title, it would be useful

Who you are

  • A highly skilled Animator with 3+ years of experience working as an Animator in the games industry
  • You have a high level of initiative, and you combine research with significant experience to solve complex intersecting aspects of the game
  • Displays genuine care for team members, exhibiting sincerity and the ability to give and receive feedback effectively with people from different backgrounds
  • Communicates development progress effectively to team members as to the state of development; raises concerns when applicable
  • A resourceful problem solver, capable of working independently and also collaboratively by involving stakeholders where needed to reach the goal
Our Values

At Avalanche Studios Group, we create worlds beyond limits. But that’s not exclusive to our games, so we’re committed to developing a diverse and inclusive workplace. All Avalanchers have a shared responsibility to create an open work environment where everyone is treated equally and respectfully. Being part of our world is not contingent on your heritage, your gender, or sexual orientation. It’s all about your passion and creativity.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please register below and provide your CV in English and a portfolio demonstrating all aspects of your skills. We review applications continuously. All further studio-related information is provided under a non-disclosure agreement.

The Malmö location

You’ll find us in a standout building from 1958, just a stone’s throw from the Central Station. Within these walls, the American dream was leveraged to sell muscle cars more than half a century ago. Today, the location balances Avalanche Studios Group’s industrial, high-octane heritage with a bright and homey vibe featuring resident dogs and patio-grown chilies.

Our values

At Avalanche Studios Group, we create worlds beyond limits. But that’s not exclusive to our games, so we’re committed to developing a diverse and inclusive workplace. All Avalanchers have a shared responsibility to create an open work environment where everyone is treated equally and respectfully. Being part of our world is not contingent on your heritage, your gender, or sexual orientation. It’s all about your passion and creativity.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please register below and provide your CV in English. We review applications continuously. All further studio-related information is provided under a non-disclosure agreement.
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