Gameplay Animator

Posted: 25 days
Art and Animation
Full-Time
Mid-Level
CET +- 2 hours
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced Gameplay Animator to join our busy Hexworks studio and support driving our games forward.

A career at CI Games is about being part of a team working on some of the most creatively rewarding and ambitious projects to be found in any entertainment medium. You would be welcomed to a dedicated and inclusive environment where you can learn and collaborate with some of the most talented people in the industry.

Key Responsibilities:
Ready for a new challenge? As a Gameplay Animator at CI Games, you will:
  • Animate
    • Work on the epic RPG Lords of the Fallen franchise
    • Create Enemies’ and bosses' full gameplay animation set in keyframe
    • Main software Maya
  • Use initiative
    • Take the ownership of the task, make decisions and deliver it in the highest quality possible
    • To research and propose new ideas for actions, wow moments, characterisation, combats etc.
  • Collaborate
    • Work with the Animation Lead and Animation Director, receive and apply animation feedback and notes
    • Collaborate closely with Game Designers and Production
    • Work with animation outsourcers (optional)
Let’s be honest!
On occasions, this role may be challenging.
  • The gaming industry is extremely fast-paced – sometimes the deadlines are tight especially when finishing a project
  • You’ll need to be aware of the schedule and respect delivery time
  • Your role will be fully remote which may be sometimes challenging
Key Requirements:
  • At least 3 years experience in Gameplay Animation
  • At least 1 released AA+ game in an Animation role
  • An understanding of Gameplay animation, 3rd person action, the Dark Souls genre and its constraints
  • Strong Keyframe skills producing the highest and smoothest quality
  • Focus on action (melee combat, fantasy) for biped and/or creatures
  • Creativity and enthusiasm to find fresh new ideas and a keen animator’s eye for smooth and appealing movement
  • Experience and passion in the gaming industry
  • Fluent English
What we offer:
  • 1x permanent full time contract (including benefits)
  • 1x temporary full time contract to cover an employee's leave (including benefits)
  • 1-2 x freelance contractors for a 3 to 6 month duration (excluding benefits)
  • Attractive remuneration, holidays and social events. Our environments thrive with collaborative teamwork with people from all around the world, different nationalities, and languages.
  • A supportive community inclusive of LGBTQ+, and any age, ethnicity, religion, or disability. We care about the wellbeing of our employees and have a dedicated employee wellbeing programme.
  • Flexibility with our core hours, and no-notice holidays.
  • Annual discretionary studio bonus
  • CI Games Steam back catalogue and merchandise
  • Wrap parties for game releases
  • Remote/Homeworking with flexible working schedules (core hours 10am - 4pm CET), a fun environment, and a relaxing culture, including the opportunity to work with the leading technology and creative minds in the world.
  • Learn as you work and be part of something real that changes the face of gaming - forever
Recruitment Process:
  • Once our Talent Acquisition team receives your application, together with the hiring team, we will review your CV, portfolio and the answers you provided in the application form and if all the boxes are ticked, we're moving to the next stage.
  • Initial call with Talent Acquisition Specialist - During this call you'll learn about the company and we learn about you. We'll talk about your experience & expectations with working in a fully remote environment and we'll talk about your expertise. We'll finish this call with some admin questions. There will be an opportunity for you to ask any questions as well.
  • After the initial call, usually 1 or 2 interviews with the hiring team follows. These interviews will be a bit more technical and will go deeper into your experience, skills & knowledge. As you would have signed an NDA by now, you'll also learn a bit more about the project you would work on. During these interviews we'll also focus on finding out whether you're a good fit for our company culture and that we share the same values.
  • We may or may not ask you to do the test - this is decided on an individual basis and you will receive instructions with the test.
  • If everything goes well, the last step in the recruitment process is the offer presentation call with the Talent Acquisition Specialist and your future line manager to discuss the offer and next steps to get you successfully on board.
We are an equal opportunities employer with a commitment to building a diverse workforce, representative of the world we live and game in!
Accessibility is at the heart of our games and we reflect that in how we operate as a business. Should you require adjustments or flexible arrangements to interview, or take up a role at with us, please let us know in your application and we will accommodate to the best of our ability.


About CI Games

At our studios we have been creating globally recognised games for 20 years with our most popular franchise selling over 14 million copies! 
We share a passion for creating exceptional games with the best global talent available. Our roles are completely remote, which means you can work from anywhere in the World.
We currently have a number of exciting projects in the pipeline in Unreal Engine 5, with true ownership of their creative direction. We are excited about pushing the boundaries of creativity with passion, drive and teamwork. 
We are looking for self-starter individuals who can hit the ground running in a fast paced multi-disciplined environment. If that sounds like you, take a look at our open roles or sign up to receive notifications via our Career Page.

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