Junior Animator - DUNE


Lisboa, Portugal 100% Remote

Full time


Aug 15

From critically acclaimed The Longest Journey to the very first sci-fi MMO Anarchy Online, to the brutal trials of Conan Exiles, our 29-year history has set our players uniquely up for a journey to the harsh world of Dune, where the continual battle for survival and spice will bring a challenge that is Legendary.

The Funcom team consists of over 350 people located in 5 studios - Norway, the US, Portugal, Sweden, a newly opened Romania studio - plus an additional UI/UX hub in the UK. As part of Funcom’s ongoing growth, and completing a successful turnaround, Funcom is now backed by Tencent, the largest online gaming company in the world!

Your Mission in Funcom

Funcom is looking for an enthusiastic, talented and versatile Junior Animator to join its art team in Lisbon, working on future Funcom internal and published projects including Dune.

How you can have an impact in your position:

  • Working with motion capture to build in-game animation systems.
  • Creating key-frame animations for both bipedal and non-bipedal rigs.
  • Animations will embody the principles and fundamentals of animation regardless of their origin.
  • Implementing in-game assets using proprietary tools as well as 3rd party pipelines such as Unreal.
  • Maintains or exceeds consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines.
  • Work as a uniform team with effects artists, character artists, animation programmers and technical animators.
  • Rigging/skinning basic knowledge to be able to communicate with Technical Animators
  • Maintain your own animations through polish and bug fixing.
  • Knowledge and experience working with facial animations.
  • Experience giving and receiving constructive feedback in order to improve and grow.

We are looking for someone that has:

  • 1+ years of Animation, preferable within the video game development industry.
  • Knowledge of MotionBuilder or Maya
  • The ability to work in a team setting.
  • The ability to take direction and to deliver consistently on time.
  • Proactive, independent, and self-driven.

In addition, the perfect candidate has:

  • Games industry experience with at least one game credit.
  • Experience with Unreal 4 game engine.
  • Mocap experience.

We evaluate candidates on an ongoing basis and recommend candidates to apply as soon as possible!

Please apply in English.

Why Funcom?

We are a Scandinavian company and follow Scandinavian work values. For you, that means a flat structure in which you can thrive, be yourself, leave a mark in the studio and become an ambassador for our company values. We focus on Agile/Scrum methodology, and heavily value the importance of work-life balance in employee culture. Funcom values close-knit, collaborative individuals who crave creative ownership, a drive for constructive input, and a never-ending pursuit of evolution and quality.

Funcom Lisbon has a full-range development studio situated in Lisbon, the sunny capital of Portugal, in an area with famous cafés and sights near the river. The Lisbon team consists of roughly 45 people from more than 10 nationalities.

Funcom Lisbon offers challenging and interesting work, flexible schedules, relocation assistance, health insurance, meal allowance, gym discounts, social events, and a long list of other benefits. Even more: working at Funcom means being part of a family, with skilled and professional colleagues that share a passion for games.

We have a diverse, dynamic, inclusive , challenging and engaging culture, with a basis of continued training and career development opportunities, and w e encourage candidates from all walks of life to apply. Come join us in a friendly environment of enthusiastic professionals willing to go the extra mile to deliver world-class games.

Apply for this position Back to job

You must be logged in to to apply to this job.


Your application has been successfully submitted.

Please fix the errors below and resubmit.

Something went wrong. Please try again later or contact us.

Personal Information


View resume



We are Survivors. We are Fighters. We are Funcom & have been making video games for over 28 years!