Senior Animator - Electric Square, Malta

Saint Julian's, MT

Responsibilities

At Electric Square, the worlds we create are crucial to our games and in delivering fantastic experiences to our players. Our portfolio includes ‘Forza Street’ and ‘Hot Wheels id,’ with ‘Assassin’s Creed VR’ and electrifying AAA console games currently in development and even more about to start! Together with 4 studios, 230 people, 8 projects (and our studio dogs!), we offer world-class projects with a unique studio culture to ensure our teams feel empowered and inspired

We can offer you an award-winning working environment. At Electric Square, we don't just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our community. Electric Square is proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Senior Animator to join our brand new Malta based studio!

A Senior Animator at Electric Square:

  • Responsible for the creation and integration of world-class character animations in the game engine
  • Applies animation principles to create high-quality animations while optimising them to meet technical constraints and making any changes that are requested based on artistic direction
  • Works in close collaboration with the Art Director, Game Designers and Programmers to understand quality objectives, gameplay intentions and engine capabilities to deliver AAA quality for work objectives
  • Communicates and works closely with Game Designers and Programmers to find effective solutions or fix issues and achieve goals on time
  • Quickly prototypes and previsualises animation systems and ideas that will serve as a basis for animation and gameplay-related discussions
  • Supports the requirements for in-game cut-scenes and performance animation as required
  • Mentors and train animation team members.

Qualification

Requirements:

  • Animation production experience on at least one shipped AAA character action game
  • Advanced skills in games development software such as Maya & games engines (Unity/UE4)
  • MotionBuilder experience essential
  • Exceptional key frame animation skills and a reel that showcases world leading animation quality in character and other related gameplay animation systems
  • Expert level of understanding of the principals of animation
  • Strong understanding of animation and how it applies to gameplay
  • A passion for character animation, playing games and film
  • Character rigging and/or modelling skills is advantageous
  • Traditional art skills a distinct advantage. Life drawing ability, deep understanding of human anatomy
  • Prior experience of motion capture pipelines and data management is advantageous
  • A passionate and self-motivated individual, willingness to work in a team and communicate effectively
  • Ability to prioritise one's own tasks and be responsive to deadlines
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills. Must be able to quickly identify issues and proactively resolve them.
Health Perks
food and Drink
Social
Bonuses
Holiday
Freebies
Cycle Scheme
Dog Friendly

When you join Electric Square Malta you can expect to enjoy a unique culture. The Studio knows that it’s the best people that make the best games and this is what Electric Square invests in.



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