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Lead Animator – Liverpool, UK – Permanent – Video Games

Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #24464 Posted: 4 months ago

This vacancy may offer a work-from-home start until it’s safe to work in-house or relocate to the location.

Project: Console & PC Video Games

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We’re currently looking for a skilled and motivated Lead Animator to work on the development of high-profile self-published AAA projects for Console & PC.

As Lead Animator you’ll work with character animation and rigging, driving a team of animators and technical animators. The ideal candidate has experience with character and creature animation, facial animation, skeletal construction and point weighting. You will also have a focus on quality control for the animations created on the team and influence the work in the group. The ideal candidate feels comfortable in a team environment and can contribute on many levels, working together with both other animators and programmers.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience delivering multiple PC and console titles in a senior or lead animation role
  • Passionate about animation with a high level of understanding of weight distribution, posing and timing
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and organisational skills.
  • The ability to effectively communicate, both creatively and technically

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To plan, manage, coordinate and review the work of the animation team to ensure the highest quality
  • To work closely with the Game Director and Lead/Senior Designers to establish the animation requirements in all areas of the game
  • To ensure that the integrity of the animations and character behaviours are realised as intended in the build via regular reviews, establishing issues and advising on implementation and technical solutions.
  • Actively participate in animation system and tech design, pipeline improvements, and all animation related problem solving
  • To be a positive driving force that consistently leads by example
  • Act as a role-model for the animation team by emphasising project and company goals, provide feedback on performance, mentoring and training the Animators to achieve the best of their ability.

DESIRABLE SKILLS:

  • Animation, rigging, skinning, animation state trees and animation scripting
  • Experience with facial animation, cinematography, cinematic related character animation
  • Experience with multi-player related animation systems and open world games
  • Have a passion for making great games, with an awareness of current titles and industry trends ideally an avid gamer!

COMPANY BENEFITS:

  • Complete relocation support including VISA
  • Competitive compensation package
  • 10 free games per year!
  • Massage every three weeks
  • A variety of sports activities
  • Health care allowance
  • Pension Scheme

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

Tagged as: Lead Animator

Tags: Lead Animator Categories: Animation , Creative

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