Senior Animator

Klang Games

Berlin, Germany 100% Remote

Full time

May 12

Klang is a Berlin-based game studio whose mission is to create deep and meaningful online experiences that bring people together.

At the heart of Klang is SEED, a large-scale virtual world that will provide immersive social experiences through gaming.

Caring, Harmony and Innovation are at the core of SEED as well as our core values as a company. We want to continue building a nurturing and collaborative environment for our employees with an evolving structure that adapts as we grow.

As a Senior Animator (f/m/d) you will be expected to work in close collaboration with the Art Director, Lead Animator and Art Producer, pushing the effort of setting and driving the vision for Animation across SEED. Work with us on creating amazing art and making a unique experience for our players.

Sounds good? Then we can’t wait to see your resume and meet you! We recommend that you apply as soon as possible, as interviews are held continuously. Send your application with a resume and showreel in English. All applications must include a showreel to be considered.

Requirements

What you will do:

  • Help building a well-designed pipeline for creating 3D animations for SEED.
  • Create and edit animations within complex animation systems.
  • Animate relatable characters conveying different emotional states and personalities as well as featuring a stylized look in general.
  • Animate objects and machines that have different mechanics.
  • Being a leader of your discipline.
  • Being responsible for quality experience, while accountable for meeting internal and industry benchmarks of animation excellence.

Who you are:

  • 5+ years experience as an Animator in game development.
  • Experience in working with Maya.
  • You understand the aesthetics of visual communication to create authentic and lively animations.
  • You bring your passion for animation into a character so that it is relatable to others.
  • You are curious about human behaviour, have a strong understanding of animation principles and know how to apply them in a natural way to achieve realism.
  • You have experience in animation/fine arts demonstrating a thorough understanding of physical motion, gravity, weight and balance.
  • You have a strong understanding of keyframe animation.
  • You are oriented to teamwork and collaboration and willing to provide constructive feedback.
  • You have an online portfolio that shows relevant projects and skills, as well as showcasing your skills in creating, adapting, and iterating, within a variety of artistic styles.
  • You have worked on at least one shipped title.
  • You are able to communicate fluently in English.
  • You are passionate about video games.

Bonus:

  • Set up animation state machines in an engine, e.g. Unity.
  • Experience in working with Unity.
  • Understanding of retargeting and procedural animation.
  • Leadership experience.
  • Strong understanding of Rigging and Skinning.

Benefits

  • An opportunity to work on a groundbreaking project from its inception with a lot of room for professional and personal development
  • Competitive salary and 27 days of paid vacation
  • Monthly public transport travel reimbursement
  • Monthly company co-contributions to private pensions
  • Reimbursement for physical health activities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Mental health support
  • Flexible office hours (with core hours)
  • Monthly team events and activities
  • A dog-friendly office, adjustable standing desks, ergonomic chairs and mobile aircon units for hot summers
  • Healthy snacks and drinks in the office

We explicitly encourage applications from applicants from groups underrepresented in games/tech spaces. We value all kinds of backgrounds and walks of life.


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