Senior Technical Animator

Overview

MachineGames is looking for a Senior Technical Animator to join our team and help us develop our next upcoming AAA game!

To thrive in this role we believe that you are a person that enjoys being a part of a team and working together to push the boundaries for what is possible in game development! You are proactive and reactive by nature and thoroughly enjoys the technical side of production. 

The team is headed up by our Lead Technical Animator and you would be working alongside 2 other team members in the technical animation department that collaborates closely with programmers as well.  

Our studio is located in central Uppsala, Sweden which is a small and vibrant city 30 minutes north of the capital, Stockholm. It has a historical heritage reaching back to pre-medieval times. MachineGames is a part of Zenimax Media inc. alongside sister studios Alpha Dog games, Arkane studios, Bethesda game studios, Id Software, Roundhouse Studios, Tango Gameworks, and ZeniMax Online Studios.

Our studio has a legacy of being down to earth and free from big egos, our everyday work as well as our long-term goals are driven by our values:

- We value Team performance over individual performance
- We practice an open door policy
- We deliver what we promise
- We give constructive and actionable feedback
- We practice ownership and accountability
- We learn from our mistakes.

This is a permanent position starting as soon as possible. We will support your relocation and/or application for work permit if you are not an EU citizen and/or are not currently residing in Sweden.

We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do – from recruiting for our studios, publishing and operations to fostering safe and respectful workplaces that encourage collaboration. Our culture is based on principles of respect, inclusion, and fair treatment and we welcome anyone into our family without regard to race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age. Our diversity fuels our innovation and inspires us to create game worlds that bring us closer to the global community of players we serve.

Responsibilities

  • To help develop and establish pipelines used for taking characters, creatures, vehicles and any other animated assets into the game.
  • To help R&D new tools, pipelines for character artists, 3d artists and animators for current and future projects.
  • To help out in evaluations of hardware and software to be used by character artists, 3d artists and animators.

Qualifications

  • Solid knowledge of the game development process and industry
  • Experience from a full production cycle in a relevant field
  • Strong understanding of game animation and implementation
  • University degree or equivalent experience
  • Excellent learning skills and adaptation to pipelines and workflow
  • Proactive in problem solving skills with a positive, confident attitude
  • Motivated and creative with strong commitment to quality
  • Solid verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Strong familiarity with MachineGames´ titles
  • Experienced MotionBuilder user
  • Experienced Coder, must have experience with Python and C programming languages.
  • Excellent capability of handling technical/code related problems. 

We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do – from recruiting for our studios, publishing and operations to fostering safe and respectful workplaces that encourage collaboration. Our culture is based on principles of respect, inclusion, and fair treatment and we welcome anyone into our family without regard to race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age.

Our diversity fuels our innovation and inspires us to create game worlds that bring us closer to the global community of players we serve.

What to Expect

Submit to a Position

You will receive an automated email confirming we have received your resume.

Due to the high volume of applications received, it's not possible for us to respond directly to each candidate.

Don't see your desired position listed? Apply under "General Application" instead!

Recruiter Call

If you are selected, you will be contacted by our team for an initial phone screen to chat about your previous experience.

You may go through one or two phone interviews, and possibly a follow-up Skype call.

If your qualifications do not match the criteria of a current position, your resume will be kept on file.

Site Visit

The next step will be an invitation to come out and meet the team at the studio for onsite interviews.

In the event that we choose not to move forward at any point in the recruiting process, we will let you know.

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