Animator (Fulltime position) - Hekate (Berlin, GER)

Hekate is a team of experienced game devs focusing on atmospheric high quality gaming experiences. Currently, we are working on our first title 'Ad Infinitum' a first person survival horror game set in World War 1. 

Start: Jun 2019

Responsibilities:

  • Creating compelling animations for various horrifying monsters in Maya LT.
  • Creating highest quality rigs for complexe monster meshes in Maya LT.
  • Creating interesting and unique animations that communicate personality and weight of the monsters.
  • Closely working together with the inhouse gameplay, art and sound department to meet demands.
  • Taking responsibility of the animations of a creature and working them through to completion.
  • Setting up animations and skeletal meshes in UE4.
  • Making suggestions to improving and the inhouse pipeline.
  • Collaborating with everyone in the team to build the best game experience possible.
  • Delivering timely and high-quality results.* Actively seeking out, incorporating and providing feedback to and from the team.* Highly motivated and contributing to a positive working environment.


Minimum Requirements:

  • 1+ years of animation experience for console or PC games.
  • At least two projects created in UE4 (not necessarily commercial).
  • Experience with the Animation system of UE4.
  • Excellent understanding of timing, weight and dynamics.
  • Working with Maya LT.


Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with the BluePrint system of UE4.
  • Very good understanding of: composition, form, light, shade, color and detail.
  • Experience with the particle System of UE4.
  • Very structured & organized.
  • Fluid spoken and written communication skills in english.
  • Excellent Time management, Creative Process and Production Process skills.


Other optional Experience:

  • German speaking.
  • Any experience with the following software: Motionbuilder, ZBrush, Substance Designer, Substance Painter, Adobe Creative Suite, Marvelous Designer.
  • Experience with programming.
  • Experience working on FPS or horror games.


What we offer:

  • Becoming a key member of the company.
  • Flat hierarchy.
  • Flexible work hours.
  • Crunch avoiding philosophy.
  • Reasonable creative freedom.
  • Skilled, friendly and highly motivated colleagues.
  • Living in the IT Capitol Berlin + the healthcare and social security benefits of germany
  • Skilled, friendly and highly motivated colleagues.

Applicants must deliver a resume and Portfolio to be considered for this position. Please submit your application at our webpage: www.hekate.games or apply with Subject 'Application for Animator' at [email protected]es.
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