Head of Animation M/W/O

Sampson Europe Published: January 22, 2019
Berlin, Germany
Job Type


We are looking for an experienced Head of Animation (f/m) to direct the Animation Department in building industry leading, robust and innovative solutions that are fit for purpose


  • Lead and manage several teams within your department
  • Solve problems and inefficiencies by troubleshooting, designing, and creating solutions alongside studio management and your teams
  • Responsible for the quality and approach taken by team members
  • Develop a strategy for the team to meet company goals and objectives.
  • Plan and monitor the successful implementation of the strategy
  • Improve the quality of service the company delivers internally and externally.
  • Plan and monitor the successful implementation of the strategy
  • Cooperate with connected departments on how to best utilize current solutions
  • Research and acquire knowledge to push the evolution of the VR experience and our tools
  • R&D new technology, processes, pipelines etc.
  • Create and maintain a professional culture within the team where individuals take ownership, responsibility, and pride themselves in delivering a high quality product
  • Represent the company and product within the industry
  • Create the foundation for the team to deliver realistic human behaviour
  • Set visual benchmarks/targets
  • Lead, Direct and Facilitate all aspects concerning animation (motion capture shoots, animation pipelines, workflows, and processes)
  • Review all animations and related features to ensure quality bar is met
  • Collaborate in the creation of the design for the Star experience


  • Strong knowledge of Maya, Motionbuilder, Unreal Engine 4
  • 10+ years of Game and Film experience in Animation
  • Experience in gameplay mechanics and systems
  • Experience with motion capture systems and all aspects of directing a shoot
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent leadership skills and mentorship
  • Experience with VR/AR development a plus
  • Experience with FaceWare capture system or any other facial capture system a plus

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please get in touch; [email protected]

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