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Lead Animator

Crytek is looking for an experience, passionate and ambitious Lead Animator to join the Hunt: Showdown team. As Lead Animator, you will work closely with the Animation Director and help create in-game animations with key-frame as well as mo-cap techniques. You will lead a team of talented animators and work closely with Associate Producers and other departments to ensure a speedy and fluid workflow. *Required documents that allow a careful evaluation of your application are resume, cover letter and additional samples (Animation Demo Reel / Portfolio link)*

Relocation & Remote WorkAlthough we believe living close to our studio helps foster team spirit and stronger bonds between team members, we understand that people have different needs and expectations for their place of residence. You have a choice of three location options, allowing you to work with Crytek from anywhere you wish: 1. Come to our modern headquarters in Frankfurt and receive an attractive relocation package and have access to all of our benefits. 2. If you are already living in a European Union member state, we are able to offer you a permanent work contract and allow you to work remotely as an employee from there.  3. If you are interested in full-time remote work in any other country outside of the European Union, we can offer you a freelance contract arrangement.


  • Work in close collaboration throughout different departments to assure proprietary implementation of animations within game engine.
  • Lead Animators and provide guidance and assistance where required.
  • Create key frame animation as well as working with motion capture data for in-game assets while following the given animation style guide.
  • Ensure timely completion of animation commitments at the desired quality bar.
  • Partners with designers, programmers and other departments involved.
  • Contribute innovative and original ideas towards all aspects of game production and development.
  • Requirements

  • 8+ years of professional work experience in the game industry, preferably with 2+ years in a Lead capacity.
  • Experience in 1st Person animation.
  • Excellent knowledge of Maya.
  • Experience with locomotion sets.
  • Experienced with key-frame and motion capture techniques
  • A thorough understanding of animation pipelines and the processes involved from the conceptual phase to implementation.
  • Ability to create fluid, smooth, realistic animations with specific demonstration of animation fundamentals.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Self-driven team player with strong interpersonal skills, who is able to motivate people and helps the team to exceed expectations.
  • Positive, solution-orientated individual with a passion for game development.
  • Strong English skills, good communication skills with a strong affinity for transparency.
  • Pluses

  • Rigging skill is a plus.
  • Experience with CRYENGINE
  • Lead Animator

    Full time

    Published on 09/20/2022

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