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We are Vertigo Studios, the largest VR developer in the world and part of the Embracer Group, the largest group of developers in the world.

As our Amsterdam studio kicks off development of its most ambitious project to date, a true multi-platform high-end VR action shooter based on a global franchise, we are looking to recruit an experienced 3D Animator who can aid us in our mission.

The Senior 3D Animator is responsible for setting the bar for character and creature animation on cutting edge VR platforms. Using Unreal Engine, you will be responsible for breathing life and believability into our interactive worlds; from objects, props and environmental flourishes, all the way through to a wide variety of humans, quadrupeds, and everything in-between!


  • Create convincing creature, character and object animations
  • Work with the game designers to implement the animations into the game engine
  • Set the animation style and help improve/maintain pipeline
  • Mentor less experienced animators to improve their artistic and technical output


  • Excellent understanding of human and animal body mechanics and excellent eye for core animation principles (e.g. timing, weight)
  • Knowledge of both hand keyed and motion captured animation
  • Advanced knowledge of animation within a game engine and knowledge of game engine implementation (Unreal Engine 4 preferred)
  • Advanced rigging & skinning knowledge
  • Strong modeling & texturing knowledge (e.g. to prevent edge loop problems)


  • Expert rigging and skinning
  • Experience with ART in Maya & Unreal Engine 4
  • Affinity and experience with VR games


  • You are a driven and experienced senior 3D game animator
  • You are creative and structured
  • Ideally you have 4+ years of game industry experience in or close to a senior role


  • A company culture that values a healthy work-life balance
  • Flexible working hours
  • 26 Standard vacation days with an option to buy 5 more
  • A healthy lunch in our canteen (when working from the office)
  • 30% Income tax reduction for eligible expats
  • Relocation cost compensation depending on your situation
  • Free pension plan
  • Free train commuting when living outside of Amsterdam
  • Group activities and an annual VR game jam (also whilst working from home)
  • Friday afternoon drinks (online)
  • The latest VR hardware and titles which you can borrow and take home
  • Whilst working from home we provide all the relevant hardware, budget for desk and chair and a contribution toward your energy costs

For this vacancy we only consider candidates that are eligible to work in the EU


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