Vertigo Games Senior 3D Animator

Senior 3D Animator

Job description

As our Rotterdam Studio kicks off development on our new AAA VR projects, we are looking to recruit an expressive and experienced Senior 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 Unity, 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!

Does this sound like a dream role for you? Then please let us know!


  • 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 (Unity 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 or Blender & Unity
  • Affinity and experience with VR games

About You

  • You are an effective communicator with management and the team
  • You’re a proven innovator
  • You can adapt to different visual styles
  • You are organized and forward-thinking
  • You can iterate upon your designs autonomously or with limited support
  • You are eligible to work in the EU

What we offer

  • A company culture that values a healthy work-life balance
  • Room to learn, grow and share your creative input
  • Flexible working hours
  • Pension plan (50% own contribution, 50% paid by employer)
  • Free train commuting when living outside of Rotterdam
  • The latest VR hardware and titles which you can borrow and take home
  • Health benefits such as fresh fruit at the office and discounted gym memberships
  • Office with a panoramic view, located in the city center of Rotterdam

Additional info

  • For this vacancy we only consider candidates that are eligible to work in the EU
  • Relocation assistance is offered

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  • Resume
  • Portfolio

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