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Senior Gameplay Animator

Massive Entertainment

Malmö, Sweden 11-14-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

Massive Entertainment is a world-leading AAA studio located in Malmö, Sweden and part of the Ubisoft family. We're a multinational team of more than 750 passionate and highly skilled people from 50+ different countries. Our studio's goal has always been – and still is – to craft the finest gaming experiences for all players.

At Massive, you get to do what you love most while bringing your own experience to our ongoing projects, like Tom Clancy's The Division 2, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, and Star Wars Outlaws. We're also developing new tech here, such as our in-house engine Snowdrop, and Ubisoft Connect - Ubisoft's digital ecosystem and distribution platform.

Job Description

We're looking for a Senior Gameplay Animator to join our studio. Your mission will be to craft stunning gameplay animation and systems, for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. You'll collaborate closely with your Lead including Technical Artists, Technical Animators, Designers, and Programmers.

What you'll do
• Working in our game engine to develop and support Gameplay Animation Systems
• Working with both key-frame and motion capture animation to bring our characters to life
• Collaborating with Tech Art, Tech Animation, Design, and Code to build compelling gameplay animation systems
• Continue to innovate and push the animation boundaries
• Work alongside your Lead, Design, Code and peers to proactively solve complex problems, with the goal of delivering content on time
• When needed, opportunities to work with and direct Motion Capture shoots
• As a Senior you'll also mentoring, coaching and share feedback with your peers

This is a permanent position based in Malmö Sweden, with the opportunity to work partially from home according to our Flexible Workplace Policy. Please apply in English (our company language), and we'll check your application asap!


What you'll bring

You are enthusiastic about games, animation, and creating the best gameplay experience through your craft. You are autonomous and take responsibility and ownership by driving your tasks from idea to implementation. You are comfortable collaborating and communicating in a cross-functional team, by being an efficient communicator. You are resilient and can work in an iterative development process where you quickly need to adapt to changes. You're also open to feedback and enjoy a creative and innovative environment.

Besides the above we're looking for someone aligned with our core values and the following skills and experience:
• Please make sure to share a demo reel
• Professional Gameplay Animation experience, focused on gameplay animation systems, in the video game industry, with at least one AAA/AA title shipped.
• Experienced in working with state machines and blend trees; Unity, Unreal Engine or equivalent
• Experience with both key-frame and motion capture animation
• Experience with facial animation
• Knowledge of the wider game development process

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gx24po-3-238-180-174-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Massive Entertainment

Ubisoft’s worldwide network of video game development studios and business offices work hand-in-hand each day to deliver rich and innovative gaming experiences that reflect the creativity and diversity of their teams