Larian Studios

Animation Director


Responsibilities

  • Craft a clear, understandable vision and plan for our game animation style and goals; and empower your leads, seniors, and adjacent teams to rally around that vision.
  • Collaborate and partner with other directors to set the standards, drive fidelity and quality for all aspects of our games’ animation content
  • Lead a team of highly skilled animators to deliver hi-fidelity animation; defining and setting the animation standard along each stage.
  • Mentor, develop, and build the skills of your team while ensuring team cohesion and an atmosphere of creativity
  • Coordinate with technical animation and coding teams to improve and develop the animation pipeline, tool sets, and functionality
  • Partner with production and leadership to balance creative goals with production realities while delivering on player experience
  • Provide regular actionable creative and directional feedback to your team to maintain and push quality

Requirements

  • Extensive experience in game animation leadership at the director, lead, or principal level; having shipped at least one AAA title
  • Deep understanding and passion for animation and the ability to translate it into constructive and insightful feedback
  • In-depth understanding of gameplay and cinematic animation
  • Strong knowledge of Animation software, pipelines, and game development processes
  • Experience leading teams, people management, and development
  • Excellent communication and collaborative problem-solving skills

Nice to haves

  • Mocap direction experience
  • Combat design knowledge
  • RPG experience
  • Rigging and technical animation knowledge

What we offer

  • An international team of over 400 employees spread across 7 studios around the world, each of which have their own unique qualities, and maintain a small-studio feel
  • An open, collaborative environment where ideas are welcome and encouraged
  • A managerial team consisting of highly experienced game developers at the top of their fields
  • Sharing hobbies and passions with likeminded colleagues
  • Inclusive environment with many activities organized by the studios or the employees
  • Commitment to making the best game possible for the fans, including listening to community feedback

Compétences désirées

Animation

A propos de Larian Studios

In 1996, in a small office in Gent, Belgium, Larian Studios was born. Since then, it's been our passion to create world class video games that defy expectations.

Today Larian is home to the critically acclaimed Divinity series, featuring our first crowdfunded success Divinity: Original Sin - winner of over 150 awards and nominations - and its sequel Divinity: Original Sin 2, which boasts a 93 Metacritic rating and over 160 awards (including Bafta for Best Multiplayer Game).

Thanks to the success of these games, our family has grown to over 300 people around the world, working in our Gent, Quebec, Dublin, Kuala Lumpur, Guildford and Barcelona studios. Our latest title Baldur's Gate 3 released in 2023 to critical acclaim and is now listed among Metacritic's Must-Play games.

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