Lead Motion Editor/Body Animator | Stockholm

Lead Motion Editor/Body Animator | Stockholm

About the position 

Goodbye Kansas Studios, a growing studio with more than 200 employees, is looking for an experienced Lead Body Animator / Lead Motion Editor with particular focus on realistic human animation.

We are looking for a skilled and experienced Body Animator with a passion for creating realistic human body animation, ensuring that the subtleties of the performances delivered by actors are translated to characters.

Have a look at the description below. If it sounds like you, send us your stuff!

What we offer:

  • A fun, creative, international and inclusive environment.
  • Opportunities for personal growth, a wide variety of projects and experienced co-workers that collaborate and share knowledge.
  • Flexible working hours encouraging work-life balance.
  • Pension (tjänstepension) and Promotion of Health & Fitness allowance (friskvårdsbidrag).
  • A modern and newly built office in Hammarby Sjöstad that is sustainable - designed for Goodbye Kansas and the environment.



  • The majority of the work involves polishing human animation that has been motion captured in our MoCap studios.
  • Responsible for an animation or cinematic animation, seeing it through to completion
  • Responsible for completing work in a timely manner, to the highest quality possible
  • The majority of the work will be done on human characters, but animation retargeted to creatures is also likely.
  • Some keyframe animation work will be needed to enhance the actors performance.
  • Collaboration with the MoCap team to ensure that deliveries are kept to the highest standard.

Required skills

  • Experience in creating realistic animation for human and non-human characters with an emphasis on acting performance.
  • Understanding and knowledge of character rigs, animation integration into game engines, and animation tools.
  • Experience with motion capture data and the MoCap pipeline


General requirements

  • Demo Reel showcasing engaging believable character performances
  • 5+ years experience in animation in film or games
  • 2+ years as a senior animator
  • English language fluency and good communication skills
  • Must possess excellent general character animation skills, with especially good human body animation skills
  • Strong working knowledge of MotionBuilder & Maya. Nuance is a plus.

Personality traits

  • You should be creative and self-sufficient while providing technical solutions. 
  • Goal-oriented with an ability to see the full picture, even when the working day is filled with quick decisions
  • A team player with a positive mindset
  • Ability to understand other individuals’ creative visions and how to turn it into reality
  • A good listener
  • Ability to prioritize your workload

The Goodbye Kansas group consists of Goodbye Kansas Studios, Infinite Entertainment and Goodbye Kansas Holding, with a staff of 200+ in Sweden, London, Hamburg and Los Angeles. We offer award-winning and uniquely integrated services for feature films, TV series, commercials, games and game trailers. Expertise includes VFX, FX, CGI, 3D Face & Body Scanning, Digital Humans, Creature & Character design, Motion Capture, Animation and RealTime expertise. We also create, develop and manage original IPs.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!



Hammarbyterrassen 3
120 30 Stockholm Directions +46855699000 View page

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