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Animation Director

Crytek is looking for an inspiring and experienced Animation Director to work on Crysis 4 (Working Title).
  
The role of the Animation Director is to drive the project towards highest quality in the field of animation. You use your experience and the team to identify, assess, and solve creative problems quickly and frequently. You are a passionate animator with an eye for detail. You understand quality in animation and how to translate that into the gaming sphere.  

Relocation & Remote Work

For this position, you have the following options: 

1. Come to our modern headquarters in Frankfurt and receive an attractive relocation package and have access to all of our benefits. 
2. Work remotely and visit our headquarters in Frankfurt on a regular basis. Details will be discussed during the recruitment process.  
Responsibilites
  • Develop the technical vision, development strategy and roadmap for the animation on Crysis 4 (Working Title) and help drive its execution. 
  • Push the quality level of the animation to ensure a top of the line first person shooter experience. 
  • Build and supervise the animation department for Cryis 4 (Working Title). 
  • Work in close collaboration with different departments to assure proprietary implementation of animations within game engine. 
  • Ensure timely completion of animation commitments at the desired quality bar. 
  • Partner with designers, programmers and other departments involved. 
  • Hire and provide mentorship for a team of animation professionals.  
Requirements
  • 10+ years of professional work experience in the game or movie industry, preferably with 5+ years in a Lead or Director capacity. 
  • Shipped at least one AAA title. 
  • Experience in 1st Person animation. 
  • Excellent knowledge of Maya. 
  • Experience with locomotion sets. 
  • Experience with both key-frame and motion capture animation processes. 
  • A thorough understanding of animation pipelines and the processes involved from the conceptual phase to implementation. 
  • Ability to create fluid, smooth, realistic animations with specific demonstration of animation fundamentals. 
  • Self-driven team player with strong interpersonal skills, who is able to motivate people and helps the team to exceed expectations. 
  • Strong English skills, good communication skills with a strong affinity for transparency. 
What you can expect from us
 
Career Path 
Your professional development is important to us, so we have laid out a career plan to help you progress towards your goals and objectives. 
 
Company Apartment 
To help you get settled, we provide you with a fully furnished company apartment during your first three months in Frankfurt.* 
 
Relocation Support 
We offer a relocation budget and full coverage of flights to Frankfurt for you and your family. 
You can expect extensive assistance with visa, work permits, and communication with authorities during the relocation process, as well as help settling into Germany (e.g. setting up appointments with banks, government agencies, schools, landlords, finding apartments etc.).* 
            
Public Transport Pass 
Discover Frankfurt by bus, tram and metro – free of charge.* 
 
Gym Card 
A healthy body is a healthy mind. We offer a membership at the premium gym chain Fitness First in Germany. Work out, join group fitness classes, or relax in the wellness facilities.
 
International Environment 
We truly embody diversity at Crytek. With employees from over 42 different countries, we define ourselves by our cultural diversity. 
 
German Classes 
Understanding the local culture will make your stay abroad more enjoyable, and Crytek supports that by offering German language courses for you and your family. 

Events
Join us on our exciting company events, including new starter breakfasts, summer and winter parties, our annual trip to Gamescom in Cologne, and many more!* 
We are all gamers: stay connected and play games with your colleagues at our remote gaming parties.
  
Vacation Days 
At our Frankfurt office you can enjoy 24 days of vacation per year, and every 2 years you get 1 more (up to a maximum of 28 days). You will also have on average 10 public holidays on top of the days you take off. If you are working from another country, local standards apply.
  
*only applicable to employees in Frankfurt.

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