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Barcelona, Barcelona (España)


Permanent position

Working hours

Full Time


From 26,000€ gross annual

Lead Animator

The Lead Animator is an integral part of the Art team and will work directly with the Art Director to continue to infuse life into SKARA and should have hands-on experience with Maya keyframe animation, character animation/rigging and a strong understanding of both creative and technical animation techniques specifically applied to gameplay.

As the lead, this person will help build the animation pipeline, so having a strong command of timing, weight, and pacing are as important as understanding the technical constraints of the system.
The ideal candidate should have at least 3-5 years as a 3D animator and have experience with the Unreal Engine 4. This candidate should also have one or more AAA consoles/PC and/or mobile games as a senior 3D Animator, along with experience managing and mentoring other animators.

Minimum requirements

· Bachelor's degree in computer animation or equivalent
· 3-5 years as a Senior or Lead 3D Animator in AAA console/PC
· Expert in MAYA 3D animation, rigging / skinning / key-framing
· Expert knowledge of animation techniques for games
· Experience in An exceptional demo reel/portfolio that demonstrates clear accomplishments
· Expert ability to identify and troubleshoot in-engine animation issues and provide solutions
· Vision and persistence to improve the pipeline by researching and detailing proposed features for new animation tools
· Positive attitude, with a desire to work in a collaborative team environment, where everyone's opinion is desired and respected
· Experience with Unreal 4
· An undeniable passion for games and animation

Desired requirements

Bonus points:

· Some experience in creating VFX and particles in Maya or effects tools
· Multiple project experience in the game industry
· Programming experience (C#, Python, HLSL).
· Experience with Perforce
· Traditional animation background.


We are looking for someone who will:

· Take ownership of all animation and set a high quality bar for the animation department
· Work with Art Director and Design Lead to set on artistic and gameplay goals
· Lead and manage a team of animators to create high quality animations
· Take creative direction from the Art Director and provide solutions that work within technical constraints
· Collaborate with the producer to define schedules and deliverables
· Enhance the pipelines, documentation and file organization structure
· Work with engineers to optimize for the best possible animation within constraints
· Recognize red flags and escalate roadblocks as they occur
· Contribute to the development of new techniques and processes to solve animation production challenges.

Company details
Full company nameSkara - The Blade Remains
EMail addressjobs@8bit-studio.com
Number of workers18
LocationBarcelona, Barcelona (España)
ActivitiesDesarrollo de videojuegos
About this companySkara - The Blade Remains es un juego de acción multi-plataforma en el que jugadores de todo el mundo podrán competir entre sí para demostrar su habilidad con la espada.
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