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Lead Animator – Permanent - London & SE (UK) – Console & PC Games

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Employer OPM Response
Category Animation
Salary DOE
Location UK - London

Genre: Action / Shooter Games for PC and Console


My client is an independently-owned studio on the outskirts of London, they are best known for crafting engaging multiplayer experiences. Work has started on an exciting new project and we are looking for a Lead Animator and help bring their characters to life.



As Lead Animator you will be responsible for working with the team to conceive, prototype, and oversee the implementation of exciting gameplay features, manage the animation team and collaborate with the Art and Creative Directors to drive for high and consistent quality across the game.



Management of an experienced character animation team
Experience using 3D animation software, particularly 3DS Max/Character Studio
A passion for making and playing multiplayer games, especially first and third person shooters
Demonstrable ability creating both realistic and stylised human animations as well as mechanical animations such as weapons
Good working knowledge of game development workflows, engines (eg. Unreal), processes and tools
Understanding of character preparation from modelling, rigging and skinning



Working with programmers, artists and designers to contribute to the implementation of animations into the game
Testing, reviewing and iterating upon animations to tune them to the highest quality
Demonstrate strong key frame animation ability paying particular attention to making sure animations support the fast-paced nature of the game
Manage the animation team including holding regular 121s, setting objectives, looking after the team’s welfare and providing mentoring



Have at least 5+ years of professional experience in the videogames industry with at least 3 commercially released titles
Some experience of working on mods or independent game projects
Experience with technical animation – rigging/skinning and problem solving
Cinematic and Facial animation experience



Quarterly revenue share after 1 year of service
Contributory Private Pension Scheme
Private medical insurance that will covers you, your partner, and children
Dental Cover
Health Club and Spa Membership
Flexible Working Hours
Help with relocation


Interested in finding out more? Then call me on +44 (0) 1206 214425 or send me your CV and Portfolio link.