facebook tracking
Lead Animator

Lead Animator

Funcom is seeking a Lead Animator to join our Oslo studio, working on a new open-world multiplayer game using the DUNE IP from Legendary Entertainment.

This is a position where the right candidate will have the chance to help define the animation pipeline and ensure our high-quality bar is realized.

Your expertise in the creation of animation will cover a broad range of key areas, including motion capture and keyframe animation for humanoids, creatures, vehicles and weapons. You will be required to be a strong problem solver with good technical knowledge of the animation pipeline, with managerial skills to guide members of the animation team.


In this position, you will:

  • Manage a team of animators and technical animators
  • Help drive AAA quality standards, establish guidelines and pipelines for animation
  • Hire, mentor and provide feedback to other animation team members
  • Liase with other departments and production for task deliverables
  • Anticipate and recognize potential conflicts or production issues and recommend solutions


We are looking for someone that has:

  • 5+ years of Animation, preferably with 2+ years of experience as a lead
  • Previous experience in the video game development industry.
  • Strong leadership skills, time and priority management
  • Expert knowledge of 3DS Max/Maya and Motionbuilder essential.
  • Knowledge of Unreal Engine 4 & motion capture animation pipelines.
  • The ability to take direction from the Art Director and to deliver consistently on time.


About the Company:

The Funcom Oslo studio is a professional working environment with an international work culture, close to 100 people from over 25 different nationalities in one of the happiest countries in the world. 

We are a Scandinavian company and follow Scandinavian work values (check out our company values and history). For you, that means a flat structure in which you can thrive, be yourself, and leave a mark in the studio.

This is what successful Funcom employees have in common:  

  • They identify with, and embrace, our company values
  • They have good written and oral communication skills in English
  • They have a passion for games and your profession
  • They are willing to relocate to Oslo
  • They are able to work independently and to be self-directing

Working at Funcom Oslo offers a flexible 37.5h/week working schedule, relocation assistance, pension plan, healthcare package, social Fridays, free access to gym, and a long list of other benefits. Even more: working at Funcom means being part of a family of kind, skilled and professional colleagues that share a passion for games! 

We evaluate candidates on an ongoing basis and recommend candidates to apply as soon as possible! Average response time is 1 week.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Funcom (Oslo, Norway)

Kirkegata 15
0153 Oslo Directions contact@funcom.com +4722925900

Already working at Funcom?

Let’s recruit together and find your next colleague.

  • Erik Willis
  • Espen Bakken
  • Laura Domínguez Garcia
  • Paxton Galvanek
  • Scott Junior

Applicant tracking system by Teamtailor