Senior Animator, Character Lab

Rovio Entertainment Ltd
Helsinki, Greater Helsinki Area, Finland
Job type: Contract

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Job Description

We are now looking for a Senior Animator to join our talented Character Lab in Rovio Espoo, Finland as part of the Delta team. This position is a fixed-term employment of up to 18 months.

Rovio’s Delta team houses a diverse collection of specialist teams that work together in the complex environment of game development. These include Character Lab, Player Support, QA, Localisation, App Store Operations, User Research and Audio. Delta’s goal is to enable each of the game teams to concentrate on making games by providing services that give them all the tools and support they need to succeed. In Delta, you will work with pretty much every team and we constantly look for new ways of working and new ways that we can add value. It is an exciting, international team where you will be constantly challenged and never bored.

Characters are key to the success of Rovio games and we need our animators to create strong personality and quirky humor as they bring these characters to life. As a Senior Animator in Character Lab you will develop and animate characters for Rovio’s games and products. You will also be expected to communicate your ideas to creative leads of the projects and the Character Lab team to improve work processes. Although the Character Lab is a central support team, you will be expected to play a big role in the development of the games in general. You will help craft its IP and story through concepts and storyboards, as well as creating various production quality art assets for the final product.

You'll fit in if you want to:

  • Lead and create character animation for various platforms with excellent visual storytelling
  • Create animated assets, storyboards and animatics as needed to develop animations
  • Work together with game teams creative supervisors and artists with animation, character concepting and character design
  • Support producers in planning, scheduling and prioritizing animation related tasks

Skills & Requirements

We're looking for someone who has:

  • Excellent knowledge of character acting, game animation and narrative character animation
  • Good Maya and Spine skills, Fundamentals of Unity
  • Understanding of in-game animation development and production process
  • Collaborative, communicative and a team-player in a multidisciplinary environment
  • 5 years of experience in animation or commercial game projects
  • Fluent in English

We’d love you to have some of these:

  • Good drawing skills and overall visual design skills
  • Can work in different styles to suit different projects
  • Passion for games animation, animated series, movies and pop-culture
  • Ability to contribute to processes, pipelines and character rigs

What you get when you join us:

  • Our team is hands-on, open, collaborative and ambitious
  • You will get to work in a truly international environment
  • Flexible work hours
  • Competitive benefits: such as choice of current gen smartphone and home internet service paid, choice of laptop, lunch and sport vouchers, breakfast, gaming area, gym, sauna

Please note that we don't have relocation assistance for this position.

If you are interested, please send your application today, with the CV, cover letter, and a link to your demo reel.

We look forward to hearing from you!

How to Apply

Send your CV and Cover letter and portfolio to this link on our website: https://emp.jobylon.com/jobs/46394-rovio-senior-animator-character-lab 

About the Company

Rovio is a games-first entertainment company that launched to worldwide fame with 2009’s Angry Birds. Along the way, their games have been downloaded over 4 billion times, they have sold over 1.8 billion licenced products, and they have conquered cinemas around the world with The Angry Birds Movie, which opened at number one in 50 countries in 2016.

Rovio’s three game studios are actively developing and supporting free-to-play mobile games in a wide variety of genres, both under the Angry Birds brand and also with new, original IPs. 2019 promises to be a big year for Rovio. With The Angry Birds Movie 2 coming to theaters in August, and the 10th anniversary of Angry Birds coming later this year, it is an exciting time to be part of the team.