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Technical Animator



Posted on Friday, August 18, 2023

Technical Animator

In a few bullets

We are building the next generations' social communication platform (read our vision here).
You will develop our animations and animation systems that run in Unity.
You will work with technology such as motion- and face tracking to make our users avatars come alive and express themselves in a unique way.
The team is still small so there is lots of impact and responsibility.
We are backed by Creandum and Heartcore, investors behind Spotify, Depop, Klarna, Kry, Small Giant Games, iZettle, and Tink.
Apply by sending your LinkedIn or CV to joachim@scapinlabs.com
Don't be discouraged if the role description is not a perfect description of you or your experience. Talent exists everywhere! Apply and let us explore if we are meant to work together.

What you will be building

We are building a product where users meet and hang out as avatars in interactive virtual spaces. The most important part of this is making sure our users can express themselves through their avatars. To accomplish this we need:
Scalable skeletal animation systems to make the avatars come alive and feel unique.
Face blend shape animations using real time face tracking.
Animated scenes and objects to make the surrounding world come alive.

Loads of Freedom - with loads of responsibility

From concept to reality: It's important that you can be part of continuously delivering, learning and iterating on our product.
First team: We are not only a small team. You will actually be joining the only team. This means that we will tackle company opportunities (and problems) as one unit.
Setting high standards: You will develop core pipelines and systems that many future team mates will build on top of, so building it in a scalable way and according to best practices is important. The system needs to be simple and effective so that other artists and animators can be productive, and powerful so that the result is world class.

Experience that would be valuable

Don't forget, this is a wish list. Not a "you-need-to-have-all list".
Experience as an Animator or Technical animator in a team building a game or other interactive experience.
Having built applications with Unity.
Knowledge about face and body motion capture.
Experience of working together in a cross functional team/environment and supporting Developers, 3D-Artists, Animators and other functions.
A fascination for the potential of the Metaverse (read more here, and go deep here) will help you understand our vision.

How Scapin' will help you succeed in work and life

We have built great teams before. We know the importance of - and will work hard - to make sure you are surrounded by the best people, and that we can all have fun at work.
You will be meaningfully compensated. This includes salary, benefits and a stake in the business.
We focus on reaching our vision. As long as we achieve our goals, working hours and location are flexible. We will have an office in Stockholm but expect to work with a remote team.
We believe in openness and trust. We will work hard to ensure that everyone feel included, that your ideas will be surfaced and that we succeed or fail together as a team.

We would love to hear from you!

Send us your application and we will move fast to us explore if we are meant to work together. We need you as soon as possible. But we are willing to wait for the right candidate.
Apply by sending your LinkedIn or CV to joachim@scapinlabs.com