Lead Animator (m/f/d)

Lead Animator (m/f/d), full-time

As Lead Animator (m/f/d) you will lead the character team and create high-quality 3D animations. You will be responsible for ensuring that all quality specifications and deadlines are met. Of course, you will also actively support your team operationally and communicate with all production departments.

We offer

  • Collaboration on varied productions for a wide range of platforms
  • Versatile activities in a highly motivated team
  • A professional and collegial working environment
  • Exciting tasks and freedom to develop your skills
  • Flexible working hours and a hybrid workplace model (office and home office) possible
  • Free hot beverages and water on site
  • Re-location? We can help you find accommodation

Your profile

  • Completed training/studies or comparable practical experience in the field of animation
  • At least two years of professional experience as an animator or in a similar position
  • Experience in employee management, with very good communication and teamwork skills
  • Experience in working with Blender or similar software and the Unreal Engine
  • Broad knowledge of animation creation, technical connectivity and workflows in games
  • In-depth understanding of animation principles, movement sequences and motor skills of humans and animals
  • Independent, goal-orientated and structured way of working
  • Commitment, flexibility and resilience
  • High sense of quality and responsibility
  • Business fluent in German
  • Proficient in English


  • Knowledge of other 3D software
  • Knowledge of iClone 8 and Character Creator 4
  • Knowledge of other graphics software, such as Substance Painter, Photoshop, etc.
  • Experience in editing Mocap data

Your tasks

  • Conception and creation of high-quality and realistic 3D animations
  • Close dialogue with the game design and programming departments
  • Support in the timely planning and technical assignment of work tasks to the character team
  • Coordination of internal and external graphic designers
  • Maintaining existing graphics documentation and lists
  • Regular testing of current versions for graphic content

If this job advertisement appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your detailed application, including your salary expectations and earliest possible starting date.

Please send your complete application by e-mail to:

Holger Kuchling
CEO Independent Arts Software GmbH

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