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Senior Gameplay Animator

The Hunt: Showdown team is looking for a creatively minded and driven Senior Gameplay Animator who can communicate well between programmers and artists to develop cutting edge, next generation animation solutions for Games.

*Sample pictures or a link to a webpage, which shows sample work, are required.*

Relocation & Remote Work
Although we believe living close to our studio helps foster team spirit and stronger bonds between team members, we understand that people have different needs and expectations for their place of residence. You have a choice of three location options, allowing you to work with Crytek from anywhere you wish:

1. Come to our modern headquarters in Frankfurt and receive an attractive relocation package and have access to all of our benefits.

2. If you are already living in a European Union member state, we are able to offer you a permanent work contract and allow you to work remotely as an employee from there. 

3. If you are interested in full-time remote work in any other country outside of the European Union, we can offer you a freelance contract arrangement.
  • Collaborates with Lead Animator and Senior Animators in implementation of animations within game engine;
  • Create keyframe animation as well as working with motion capture data for in-game assets while following the given style guide;
  • Mentor and give feedback to less experienced animators (Senior Animator position);
  • Ensure timely completion of animation commitments at the desired quality bar;
  • Partners with designers, programmers and other departments involved.
  • 5+ years of professional work experience, preferably in the game industry (Senior Animator position);
  • Experience in First-Person animation;
  • Excellent knowledge of Maya;
  • Experience with locomotion sets;
  • Positive, solution-orientated individual with a passion for game development;
  • Experience with any game engines, preferably experience with CRYENGINE;
  • 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;
  • Experienced in key-frame animation but also motion capture;
  • Team player, self-driven and willing to learn;
  • Ability to work independently and task driven;
  • Excellent level of verbal and written English skills, good communication skills with a strong affinity for transparency.
  • Cinematography knowledge;
  • Rigging skill is a plus;
  • Creature animation is a plus;
  • Interest in the Horror genre.
What you can expect from us

Home Office 
Work-life balance is not just a hollow term for us. At Crytek, we offer you the option to either work from home or in our studio. 
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. 
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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