FPS Animator

Starbreeze Studios
Stockholm, Sweden
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Looking to bring animation to the re-animated? Then this might just be the job for you! Starbreeze is now looking for talented FPS Animators to join our award-winning team in Stockholm.

As an FPS Animator at Starbreeze, you will be responsible for creating solid weapon and melee animations. You play a crucial role when it comes to tying together gameplay and character movement. You will be responsible for pitching ideas and creating prototypes. Ultimately, you will bring polish to the final stage, and bring life-like  animations into the game.

Job Tasks:

  • Create first person weapon animations for in-game behavior
  • Collaborate with Senior and Lead Animators with respect to Art, Engineering and Design teams to define the animation style, produce pre-visualizations and present concept ideas to the team
  • Understand game-required techniques such as blending, tagging, state machine transitions, animation blending trees, compression, etc.
  • Work with the Producers, Department Leads and Animation team to establish methods to improve the production pipeline, tools and systems that will benefit the integrity of the animations for the studio
  • Assist in troubleshooting animation and technical issues
  • Clearly communicate updates and concerns in a timely manner to the Production team to ensure project goals are met and delivered to the highest level
  • You are an experienced Maya and or Motion Builder user and have an excellent understanding of the principles of animation. Experience and knowledge of the 
  • Unreal game engine is an advantage along with a passion for first person and weapon animation. You must be fluent in English, both verbally and in writing.

Skills & Requirements

To be successful in this position you have:

  • A strong understanding of quick and efficient iteration techniques that respect the gameplay requirements but also display the highest quality possible
  • The ability to work well with other animators, leads and directors
  • Superior artistic interpretation skills
  • Excellent communication skills that allow to work efficiently with other disciplines and departments
  • Contribute and be part of a highly creative team, giving and receiving feedback
  • General understanding of game asset creation pipelines and ability to learn and master new tools, processes and pipelines
  • Proficiencies  in MotionBuilder and Maya
  • Familiarity and excitement for games and game development
  • A Reel  demonstrating solid in-game, illustrating a clear understanding of the various animation principles
  • An absolute passion  for video games and animation.

Still reading? Great, because here comes the good part:
We offer you a position at a dynamic and rapidly growing company where we live and die by gameplay. While we grow, we want you to grow with us and to evolve in your professional development and make our games kick-ass within the gaming industry.

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

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

Apply here!

About the Company

Starbreeze is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products. With studios in Stockholm, Paris, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Brussels and India, the company creates games and other virtual reality entertainment products, based on proprietary design and licensed content. Starbreeze most recent games include PAYDAY 2®, John Wick VR shooter and upcoming survival co-op FPS OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead. Under its publishing initiative, Starbreeze has together with Canadian studio Behaviour Digital successfully launched horror thriller Dead by Daylight.

Starbreeze has set out to develop truly immersive virtual reality (VR) experiences by integrating software and hardware in its StarVR® head mounted display, produced together with Acer. Together with wholly owned subsidiary Enterspace, Starbreeze further solidifies its presence in location based entertainment. StarVR can additionally be found at IMAX VR Centres in Los Angeles and New York.