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Senior Animator - Electric Square, Malta
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Electric Square
Europe
Malta
Permanent

Senior Animator - Electric Square, Malta

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At Electric Square, we understand that the worlds we build are pivotal to the success of our games and the enjoyment of our players. With our diverse portfolio, which includes acclaimed titles like 'Diablo 4', 'Lords of the Fallen', 'Need For Speed Unbound', 'Battlefield 2042', and several other exciting AAA console games currently in progress (and even more surprises on the horizon!), we strive to deliver unforgettable gaming experiences.

Working in collaboration with four innovative studios, our team of 250+ talented individuals, accompanied by our beloved studio dogs, are dedicated to creating world-class projects. We foster a unique studio culture that empowers and inspires our teams, ensuring that everyone feels motivated to bring their best ideas to life.

We can offer you an award-winning working environment. At Electric Square, we don't just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our community. Electric Square is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Electric Square's newest studio is based on the picturesque island of Malta, where innovation and breath-taking views merge to create a truly electrifying experience! Perched high above St Georges Bay, our purpose-built brand-new studio serves as a vibrant hub for the brightest minds in the industry.

Join our passionate team of game developers & visionaries as we embark on an exhilarating journey to shape the future of gaming. Whether you're a seasoned professional or an emerging talent, we welcome diversity and encourage fresh perspectives to shape our games and revolutionize the industry.

A Senior Animator at Electric Square:

  • Responsible for the creation and integration of world-class character animations for cinematics
  • Applies animation principles to create high-quality animations while optimising them to meet technical constraints and making any changes that are requested based on artistic direction
  • Works in close collaboration with the Art Director, Game Designers and Programmers to understand quality objectives, gameplay intentions and engine capabilities to deliver AAA quality for work objectives
  • Communicates and works closely with Game Designers and Programmers to find effective solutions or fix issues and achieve goals on time
  • Quickly prototypes and previsualises animation systems and ideas that will serve as a basis for animation and gameplay-related discussions
  • Supports the requirements for in-game cut-scenes and performance animation as required
  • Mentors and train animation team members.

Benefits

When you join Electric Square, you can expect to enjoy a unique culture. Whether its participating and relaxing with one of our wellness benefits or discussing the latest games over studio lunch. The Studio knows that it’s the best people that make the best games and this is what Electric Square invests in. Below you will find all the benefits and perks you can enjoy as an Electric Square team member.

Base Package

  • Holidays - 28 days annual leave which includes the 3/4 day studio closure over the Christmas period plus all Malta bank holidays.
  • Generous Annual Performance Bonus

Benefits

  • Private Health Insurance - provided by Sana
  • Private Dental Insurance - provided by Sana
  • Health and Well-being Allowance – €450 per year to spend on your choice of a range of healthy activities, ranging from going to the gym, rock climbing, yoga, arts and crafts or a lovely massage. It's on us!

Perks

  • Free Awesome Swag – Sleek Electric Square T-shirts and merch, with the iconic Electra symbol emblazoned on the front. New ranges out every season!
  • Financial Wellbeing Platform – Access to a fantastic financial wellbeing platform which is free to all Electric Square Employees.
  • WithU Fitness App - A remarkable fitness app that revolves around audio guidance, which is absolutely free for all Electric Square employees
  • Exclusive anniversary presents – After your third & fifth year as an Electron.
  • Purpose built Studio overlooking St Julians Bay – Our Malta studio is quite literally a stone’s throw away from the famous St Julians Bay! The brand-new building we are situated in is completely purpose built for our needs and comfort.

Experience & Requirements

  • Animation production experience on at least one shipped AAA character action game
  • Advanced skills in games development software such as Maya & games engines (Unity/UE4)
  • MotionBuilder experience essential
  • Exceptional key frame animation skills and a reel that showcases world leading animation quality in character and other related gameplay animation systems
  • Expert level of understanding of the principals of animation
  • Strong understanding of animation and how it applies to gameplay
  • A passion for character animation, playing games and film
  • Character rigging and/or modelling skills is advantageous
  • Traditional art skills a distinct advantage. Life drawing ability, deep understanding of human anatomy
  • Prior experience of motion capture pipelines and data management is advantageous
  • A passionate and self-motivated individual, willingness to work in a team and communicate effectively
  • Ability to prioritise one's own tasks and be responsive to deadlines
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills. Must be able to quickly identify issues and proactively resolve them.
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