Senior Animator – Dublin, IE

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Job Description

Senior Animator



Black Shamrock – Dublin, IE


Black Shamrock are looking for an experienced Senior Animator to join their talented team in their studio in Dublin City. They are looking for an amazing Animator who can engage with dynamic projects in their co-development with other studios, as well as work on their own internal projects to design and rig from scratch. You will work directly with their Lead Animator and coordinate with their talented Animation Team.

Do you enjoy being a strong team player and are comfortable working against deadlines? Are you interested in working on projects that receive recognition?

If you’re looking for a career, if you want to fall in love with your job, you’re in the right place! 

As a Senior Animator, you will…

  • Create high quality animations for in-game humanoid characters and creatures
  • Motion-capture clean up and post animation to fit to the defined animation style
  • Integration & test of produced animations inside the game engine
  • Gain knowledge of the production pipeline process
  • Work with the production artists and developers and ensure that game assets are animation and game ready
  • Collaborate with Lead Animator, Design, and Code to build compelling gameplay animation systems
  • Mentor junior animators
  • Be involved with directing motion capture shoots
  • Attend animation dailies
  • Creation of character and creature rigs

For this role, you will need…

  • At least 5 years of experience in animation within the video games industry, with at least 1 shipped title
  • Strong understanding of traditional animation principles. Good eye for Animation is a must
  • Ability to use acting skills which bring characters to life – as well as clearly communicate simple ideas
  • Experience and strong knowledge with a 3D graphic package such as Maya or 3Ds Max
  • Experience with Unreal Editor 4 and a deep understanding of animation integration and blueprints
  • To be organised and detail oriented, with the ability to work quickly and collaboratively
  • Ability to receive and apply critique on your work and complete tasks by the assigned due dates
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with implementing animations in Unity or Unreal
  • A portfolio and/or show real to include in your application
  • Knowledge of Motion Builder
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with emphasis on proactivity
  • Knowledge and capability of rigging in Maya

Bonus points if you have…

  • Experience with MoCap technology and process is a distinct advantage
  • Prior Video Games Animation experience is a particular benefit
  • Creative thinking, problem-solving, good at working on teams and independently

Just some of the benefits of working with Black Shamrock include…

  • Flexible Working Hours
  • PTO Days for Wellness and Sickness
  • Laya Healthcare
  • Work From Home Options
  • Training and Skill Development Opportunities
  • Wellness Initiatives and Workshops
  • Charity Events, Social Events and Participation in Community Engagement Schemes

Interested? Want to know more? Get in touch with Andrew on +44 (0)1709 834 777 or email now!

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