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Facial Animator

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πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ San SebastiΓ‘n de los Reyes

MercurySteam, the independent games development studio behind β€œCastlevania: Lords of Shadow" saga, "Metroid: Samus Returns", "Spacelords"… is searching for video game development professionals for immediate incorporation in its offices located at San SebastiΓ‘n de los Reyes (Madrid, Spain).

MercurySteam is looking for a talented FACIAL ANIMATOR to join in our studio for our next upcoming title.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the EU.

Minimum requirements

  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience as an animator focused on facial animation
  • Strong knowledge of FACS and micro expressions
  • Excellent understanding in fundamentals of animations
  • Enthusiasm, self-motivation, and team spirit values
  • Passion for video games
  • Desired requirements
  • Experience in rigging is a plus
  • Experience in film editing, lighting and VFX is a plus


  • Create high-quality keyframe facial animations
  • Work with facial video reference
  • Be resolutive and proactive over the challenges throughout production.


  • Be part of a consolidated Firm, with a trajectory of more than 15 years of experience.
  • Develop "Triple A" projects for all types of platforms, ideal to promote your professional growth.
  • Excellent work environment in a company with qualified professionals, who will help you integrate and take advantage of your potential.
  • Flexible entry hours (08:00am to 10:00am)
  • You will not have to "go through" periods of β€˜Crunch’; we avoid them with the best possible planning.
  • Economic conditions according to your experience and abilities.
  • Private medical insurance.

How to apply:

If you want to be part of our staff, please send us your CV by email, attaching samples of your work or functional web link with your Demo Reel to the email at the apply button with the subject: "Facial Animator - (Candidate Name)"

All samples received will be considered confidential.

The possibility of remote or freelance work is not contemplated.

PLEASE, refrain from candidates who do not meet the requirements.