Full Time Job

Senior Technical Animator


Helsinki, Finland 06-27-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Why PlayStation?

We are looking for a Senior Technical Animator for our next big game!


As the Senior Technical Animator of the talented and passionate Animation team behind RETURNAL you will work closely with a team of Animators, Programmers and Designers to help drive the next evolution of Housemarque games.

It will be your role to ensure the animation systems provide the best workflow for our team and best results in our games, facilitate professional growth among the Animation team, and champion the artistic and technical vision of the project.

What will your day-to-day look like?
• Evaluating 3D animation systems to determine how to provide the best workflow for our team and best results in our games
• Building and maintaining core 3D animation systems
• Working with Animators and Gameplay Programmers to help them deliver game characters at the highest visual quality
• Sharing expertise with other members of the team

What will help you to be successful in this role?
• 5+ years of game development experience
• Some programming knowledge (C++, Python, etc.)
• Problem solving mindset
• At least one shipped game where you had significant responsibility for animation systems
• An eye for animation visual quality
• Experience with Unreal Engine
• A proactive interest in animation technology and state-of-the-art tools and methods
• Knowledge of Maya-side of animations
• Fluent written and verbal English skills
• Passion in video games
Our Studio

At Housemarque, we believe ''Game is King!'' because gameplay always comes first.

With technical excellence and compelling narrative, spiced with our trademark neon flair and top-notch audiovisual feedback, we want our players to always feel actively engaged with the worlds we have created for them.
Our latest Award-Winning game Returnal, released on PS5 in 2021, embraces all these qualities. THIS is our DNA!

We value Nordic work-life balance by growing sustainably and ensuring our employees have the time and means to develop personally and professionally during work time.

We were established in 1995 with strong roots in the Finnish demoscene. In June 2021 we joined the PlayStation Studios, after years of partnership.

If you wish to join us for our next journey, apply today!

What we offer to you?
• Competitive salary, benefits, healthcare, Nordic work-life balance
• Tailored immigration and relocation package to help you get settled into Finland
• A warm and welcoming atmosphere at our cozy Helsinki office
• Freedom, flexibility and openness in a collaborative culture
• Brilliant, diverse and empathetic colleagues to work with
• Exciting and ambitious projects executed with the best tools
• Access to PlayStation Studios collaboration, games and more!

This is a permanent, full-time position based in Helsinki, Finland.

Please note that due to our Summer Holiday Break in July, we will begin processing applications in August.

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r0kpx8-3-92-91-54-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services.