Jyamma Games

Jyamma Games is an Italian independent game studio born with the aim to create “Hi-Fun Powered Videogames.

Senior Game Animator

Senior Game Animator

Jyamma Games

Innovative video game studio based in Milan

Our ambition is as simple as it is bold: to create a game that is Italy’s “Witcher 3.” A genre-leading AA title that is Italian through and through brings something new to the formula and can sit proudly alongside existing titans rather than beat them at their own game. Bright, fast, and deeply satisfying, it is a fresh take on a stagnant subgenre. If this sounds exciting, then we are the team for you!

Job description

Jyamma Games is looking for an experienced, talented Senior Game Animator to join its team.

The Game Animator is responsible for creating high-level character animations, which reflect timing, strength, and dynamics of actions, typical of the current soulslike videogame.

He/She/They will work closely with the Lead Animator to ensure the direction/intent and quality control of action/strokes or performance stays on target.

Fundamentals requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years in a similar position.
  • At least one AAA soulslike game shipped.
  • Knowledge of Gaming Animation Workflow/Pipeline.
  • In-depth Gaming and Traditional Animation Principles.
  • Advanced knowledge in using software such as Maya or other relevant tools.
  • Ability to animate humanoids and creatures, etc., and emphasize their mood, weight, and personality.
  • Strong knowledge and experience working with motion capture.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage your tasks to respect deadlines.
  • Ability to receive and apply feedback in a constructive way.
  • Strong organizational skills and excellent ability to work autonomously and in a team environment.
  • Strong communication skills.

Optional but welcome:   

  •     Experience with Unreal Engine 5.
  •     Knowledge of techniques of rigging and skinning for character animation.
  •     Knowledge of drawing and traditional animation.

Additional Information:

  • This position offers the flexibility for individuals to choose their preferred mode: either onsite or remotely
  • This position suits both VAT Number (or similar) holders and people who can open it
  • Fixed-term contract, start as soon as possible
  • Remuneration based on experience
  • Mandatory fluency in English, both written and spoken.

By joining Jyamma Games, you’re taking yourself on a journey into the true Italian DNA: emotions, poetry, breathtaking landscapes, thousand years of folklore, masterpiece craftsmanship, and absolutely no compromise for mind-blowing experiences.

Animators should include a portfolio in their application. As a part of the recruitment process, a candidate for this position might be asked to perform a design test.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@jyammagames.com