Technical Animator – Oslo, NO

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Technical Animator

 

 

PortalOne – Oslo, NO

PortalOne are on the lookout for a Technical Animator to join their team! They're a studio that develops mobile-first “hybrid games” that combine games and live shows to give users a more engaging games experience with stunning visuals and interactivity. This convergence of entertainment forms means that their workforce is a mix of people from diverse industries, all working as a single team to create new workflows and pipelines to support production and delivery of next-generation gaming entertainment.
 

With founders and colleagues who have pioneered #1 hits in the gaming, film and TV industries around the world, theirs is a culture of embracing challenges and breaking through barriers to bring great entertainment to life.
 

As a Technical animator, you will be responsible for bringing characters, creatures, and animation assets to life through classic animation principles. You will contribute to developing a solid animation system across the game and studio productions.You will strongly influence PortalOne's avatar system and help define critical systems supporting a diverse set of game mechanics in their productions.
 

 

In this role, you will…
 

  • Create 3D animation of real-time game assets, rigging, weight painting, and asset implementation
  • Assist in establishing a solid technical animation pipeline
  • Provide technical assistance and give instructions to other animators, where necessary
  • Communicate efficiently with programmers regarding animation systems and game mechanics
  • Ensure that work follows established quality standards, technical specifications, artistic direction, and project deadlines
  • Work with the art team to reinforce animation style and technical requirements across all aspects of development
  • Implement 3rd party vendor assets in-game, including troubleshooting and animation polish when necessary

For this role, you will need…
 

  • 5+ years of professional experience in game development leveraging relevant skills for the position
  • Demonstrable understanding of 3D animation within a game development environment
  • Strong knowledge of Unreal Engine 4 and animation blueprints
  • A firm grasp of core animation principles
  • To enjoy working creatively in close collaboration with designers and programmers
  • Full-working proficiency and fluency in English (ability to discuss work-related tasks verbally and in written form)
  • A great reel that showcases a wide selection of game-related animation, strong characterisation, and a solid foundation in the core principles of animation, and demonstrates your technical animation expertise within similar productions

Bonus points if you have…
 

  • Experience using Blender for animation, or willingness to adopt Blender as the primary animation tool (training will be provided)
  • A background working alongside outsourcing studios for animation needs
  • Familiarity with motion capture processes
  • Experience in FX and particle systems
  • Skill in one or more related disciplines – illustration, 3D modelling, programming, or scripting
  • Soft Skills (Professionalism, Communication, Teamwork, Self-Awareness, etc.)

 

Just some of the benefits of working with PortalOne include…
 

  • A competitive salary
  • 25 paid vacation days per year, plus public holidays
  • 35 weeks of paid maternity and 10 weeks of paid paternity leave
  • Pension program
  • Healthcare insurance
  • Paid mobile phone subscription
  • Paid gym membership
     

At PortalOne, you will be working in a supportive, team-oriented, and collaborative environment. Your work will have a direct influence on the development of their products. Their offices are located in the heart of downtown Oslo, just a few minutes' walk from the waterfront and the central train station, granting easy access to all transportation.

 

For more information regarding this vacancy please contact Jordan Langley at  +44 (0)1709 834 777 or email jordan.langley@aswift.com

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