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Contract Senior Animator (World of Tanks Blitz)

wargamingen · 14 days ago
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Job Overview

Wargaming MS-1 studio is looking for a skilled Contract Keyframe Animator to create high-quality animations. You will be working within a multidisciplinary team of developers in a global community and sharing knowledge while developing new skills.

We need a self-driven team player based in Europe who will closely collaborate with the Lead Animator, a squad of artists, and our Art Director. Your mission: breathe life into our characters and various animation assets. To conquer this role, you must wield exceptional verbal and written skills, steering the ship in our internal and external feedback and critique discussions.

MS-1 stands as Wargaming's leading mobile development studio, responsible for the acclaimed cross-platform shooter, World of Tanks Blitz, and the mobile naval combat game, World of Warships Blitz. With a portfolio exceeding 160 million downloads, MS-1 has secured its position in the gaming industry.

Spanning across multiple locations, MS-1 operates from primary offices in Vilnius, Berlin, Nicosia and Warsaw. The studio boasts an international and multicultural team made up out 300 professionals, each bringing diverse backgrounds and experiences in development, publishing, and operations to the table.

Reports to

You will report to the Animation Lead

What will you do?

  • Create high-quality keyframe animations for a range of characters and animals.

  • Use Unreal Engine to integrate animations into the game

  • Work closely with riggers to develop efficient and user-friendly animation rigs

  • Give clear and insightful, mentoring feedback on the animation work of other animators for both our team and outsource partners

  • Collaborate with artists to ensure models satisfy technical requirements for creating rigs

  • Create cinematics inside Unreal using level sequencers

What are we looking for?

  • Proven keyframe animation experience in the gaming industry 

  • Portfolio of your work displaying your abilities as an animator

  • Exceptional knowledge of Maya, and solution-oriented animation mindset

  • Excellent verbal and written skills, and be able to both take critique and give feedback internally and externally in a professional manner

  • Relevant Unreal engine experience with regards to integrating animations

  • Excellent troubleshooting and creative problem-solving skills

  • A great understanding of human and creature anatomy

  • Diligent self-management around both individual and team tasks, schedule and budgets

What additional skills will help you stand out?

  • Motion Capture experience

  • Experience making tools and supporting processes to aid the asset pipeline

  • A passion for making and playing great games, with an awareness of current titles and industry trends

Benefits

Benefits and perks are tailored to the local market and culture. Our benefits in Berlin include:

  • Career development and education opportunities within the company

  • Home internet reimbursement

  • Gym membership through Urban Sports Club - Package M

  • Mental well-being program (iFeel)

  • Language classes

  • Company pension scheme with a company contribution up to 150 EUR per month

  • Personal Gaming Account 

  • Coffee, fruits, and snacks in the office

  • Company events

  • Seniority Awards  

  • Referral program - You can recommend the best talents to the company and receive a reward  

About Wargaming 

Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Operating since 1998, Wargaming has become one of the leaders in the gaming industry with 15 offices worldwide, including studios in Chicago, Prague, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Vilnius. Our diverse and multicultural team works together to deliver a top-class experience to millions of players who enjoy Wargaming's titles across all major gaming platforms. Our flagship products include free-to-play hits World of Tanks, World of Warships and World of Tanks Blitz.

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Last updated on May 30, 2024

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