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Junior Technical Animator – East Anglia (UK) – Permanent Contract – Video Games

Location: Cambridge, East Anglia, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 3 years ago

Frontier Developments

Projects:                Console & PC Video Games


My client is a staple UK games developer; they have an impressive portfolio of games released across multiple platforms. You’ll play a key role in the development of mechanical animation for their flagship title giving weight and convincing presence to the world.


You will be given the opportunity to develop mechanical animation assets for their games as well as working on a limited amount of character posing with the support of your director and other industry veterans. Your passion for animation and problem solving will be pivotal to delivering the quality they strive in all their games. This role would suit an animator that enjoys the technical side of animation, learning to master new tools and wants to learn more about animating for games.


  • An animation demo reel that demonstrates an understanding of animation principals
  • Knowledge of a 3d animation package (Maya, 3DS Max, Blender, XSI etc.).
  • A confident approach to your animation, able to make clear and convincing choices and execute them
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • An eye for animation principals and detail, helping to bring smooth, dynamic and reactive animations to their game
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members
  • A willingness to confidently take on feedback from your peers in order to develop yourself as a technical animator.
  • Knowledge of game pipelines advantageous.


  • Taking direction from the lead animator and art director to create mechanical animation that is consistent with the game’s visual design
  • Taking an animation all the way from creation to the game engine, using their in-house tools
  • Carrying out supporting animation tasks to ensure a clean representation of their team’s animations in the game engine.

Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call me directly today on +44 (0) 1206 214425!


Salary and benefits will be discussed at interview with the company and are individually negotiated by OPM.

Tagged as: Technical Animation

Tags: Technical Animation Categories: Animation , Creative


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Lead Recruitment Consultant

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