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Lead Animator

In 2012, our game Star Stable Online was released globally and has since then grown to be played in 180+ countries and translated into more than 13 languages. More than 10 million users make up Star Stable’s dedicated fanbase and we are now looking for a Lead Animator that wants to build the animation team of tomorrow.

To do well in this role, you should feel comfortable leading and coaching our animation team while collaborating with 3D artists, concept artists and designers to create groundbreaking player experiences. In Star Stable’s magical world nothing is impossible and you will have the opportunity to create high-quality animations in shapes of almost everything, from horses, to humans and villains, and other animals.

As a Lead Animator at Star Stable you will:

  • Work in a team of four people and report to the Art Director
  • Actively mentor and coach the animation team while participating in the day-to-day work to solve problems with the team
  • Perform performance development sessions and salary reviews
  • Support and mentor more junior animators and onboard new hires to the games, tools and the pipelines they need for their initial assignments
  • Routinely share knowledge with other team members of the animation function
  • Facilitate workshops and discussions
  • Participate in hiring processes and recruitments of new team members

We are looking for someone who has a minimum of 3 years of experience working as an animator and preferable experience from a similar role (e.g. Team Lead or Manager). You have a coaching leadership that encourages a great team culture of openness, continuous improvement and flexibility. You can also adjust, prioritize and discuss the work with the team to deliver in an efficient way.

Technical requirements:

  • Confidently skin quadrupeds and bipeds using Maya
  • Has a solid understanding of the 12 animation principles
  • Is comfortable with game engines and following up your contribution
  • Can support cinematic editions
  • Has strong knowledge in animation technology and animation pipelines
  • Solid understanding of style guides
  • Has knowledge of rigging
  • Is an excellent communicator and fluent in English (both written and spoken)

About Star Stable:

Star Stable Entertainment AB offers an international and fun workplace driven by passion and innovation. Our game Star Stable Online (SSO) is a vast online multiplayer adventure game designed to encourage girls to work together to solve problems and complete challenges as well as explore a large scale, complex magical world from horseback. With more than 10 million registered users, Star Stable Online is one of the most popular MMO’s in the world, and one of the few online games targeted specifically towards girls.

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Vasagatan 16
111 20 Stockholm Directions

Where work meets play


Here are just a few of the many benefits you'll enjoy at Star Stable:


Flexible working: 
Everyone has their life outside of the office. Whether you have kids, a cat, or maybe a horse?  Whatever it is that you tend to outside of the office, we offer flexible working options so you can make it all work! 

Positive work environment:
We love to laugh, high five our successes, and help each other out.  We promise you a fun and positive working environment where you can be yourself and fit right in.

Off-site events:
As much as we accomplish in the office, we know the importance of getting outside, too! That's why we frequently plan team outings to get out and explore the best that Stockholm has to offer us.

Health allowance:
Run for the hills! Heck, we'll even give you 5,000 SEK a year to get there.

Snacks on snacks on snacks. When hunger strikes, we've got you covered.

Fun, interactive workplace:
We have an entire section of the office dedicated to every gaming console imaginable, and it's all for you to enjoy!

Breakfast and fika:
It's a little easier to hop out of bed on Monday mornings when you know there's a nice breakfast waiting for you. To top that; we make Fridays so much sweeter just by adding some cake. These are regular occurrences here and ones that you're surely to love as much as we do!

Life comes at you quick, luckily we have a generous insurance package and pension so you can sleep at night knowing we've got your back.

Sweden is home to the second-highest concentration of video game studios per capita in the world, and we're at the center of it all!

Relocation assistance:
Relocation support-for our international hires, we team up with a great group of relocation specialists who can help bring you and your family to Sweden stress-free. 




Why join us?

Our mission is simple: to empower and inspire, and we believe the best place to start is with a talented, diverse team. Star Stable currently employs 120+ people from all over the world and we're always looking for the best and brightest to join our team as we continue to grow.  

We believe in a fun and balanced workplace, and that's why we offer special perks like flexible working hours, fun team events, and an office gaming area. 


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