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Massive Entertainment

Lead Cinematic Animator

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Massive Entertainment
🇸🇪 Malmö

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora™ is a first person, action-adventure game developed by Massive Entertainment – a Ubisoft studio in collaboration with Lightstorm Entertainment and Disney. Built using the latest iteration of the Snowdrop engine, and developed exclusively for the new generation of consoles and PC, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora brings to life the alluring world of Pandora with all of its beauty and danger in an immersive, open world experience.

As our Lead Cinematic Animator you will lead, manage and mentor a team of Animators. You will contribute to crafting stunning and life-like animations, by bringing your own thoughts to the table and inspiring your team to push the limits. You’ll work closely with the Narrative Producer to realize their vision and share this feedback with the team. You will also collaborate with our talented Narrative Realization Team to craft stunning and life like character animations, with the support from both technical animators and tech/tools programmers to create character and storytelling sequences.

This is a permanent position based in Malmö Sweden and requires working onsite. We kindly ask you to apply with your CV and message to the hiring manager/cover letter in English. Applications will be reviewed whilst the job-ad is posted.

Responsibilities

  • Leading and developing high-quality AAA animations
  • Prioritizing, managing and planning the team’s day-to-day work
  • Providing constructive feedback, mentoring and coaching a team of Animators
  • Ensuring a productive workflow and beneficial relationships with multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensuring deliverables are completed on-time, on specs and up to quality standards
  • Collaborating with designers and programmers to craft compelling character sequences
  • Ensuring deliverables are completed on-time, on specs and up to quality standards
  • Taking part in motion capture shoots

Qualifications

You as a person

You are a structured, quality-conscious and a results-oriented Lead, dedicated to the craft of Animation. Your experience within large productions and from leading a team allows you to solve problems on the job and organize an effective workflow. You have excellent communication skills in English (our company language) which with your emphatic nature enables you to build trust with your team and the various stakeholders you’ll collaborate with along the way.

Besides the above we’re looking for someone aligned with our core values and the following skills and experience:

  • Relevant and updated portfolio/demo-reel
  • Professional experience leading Animation within game production(s) or movie industry
  • Professional animation experience in cinematics either from the game or movie industry
  • Proven experience coaching, mentoring, and providing feedback
  • Professional experience working with Maya
  • Ideally, you have experience with Game Engines (i.e. Snowdrop, Unity or Unreal)