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Lead Animator – Midlands (UK) – Permanent – Console Video Games

Location: Warwick, Midlands, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 3 years ago

Rebellion Warwick

Projects: Unannounced game projects from FPS to Strategy

Platforms: Consoles, PC and VR

Notes: A VISA cannot be sponsored for this position


My client is a successful independent games developer who is now hiring for a Lead Animator to work on our latest projects, taking the most senior animation role in their Warwick Studio. You will be skilled in Maya, motion capture, keyframing and inspiring other animators. This lead role is also a practical one, so you will also excel at convincing character animation and teamwork as well as mentoring others.

You will work closely with their Oxford HQ using their established animation team for support, including technical animators, and their own in-house engine programming team, who will work closely with your team.


  • 3D Animation Demo Reel in a diversity of styles – realism, hyper realism and highly stylised are all welcomed
  • Experience in the Games Industry, preferably on consoles, using games engines such as Unreal/Unity
  • At least 1 released title as a Senior or Lead Animator.
  • Any experience working with outsource partners, rigging, scripting or game design is a bonus.
  • Excellent character animation ability and direction, with strong and responsible leadership
  • Fluent clean-up and use of motion capture data as well as strong keyframing capability
  • Excellent knowledge of animating using Maya, with outstanding animation skills demonstrating knowledge and application of weight, timing, pace, poses and storytelling
  • Great understanding technical limitations
  • Genuine passion for games and animation, bringing characters to life with realistic human and animal motion


  • Lead, support and inspire animators to achieve their best, driving artistic quality by example and successful team work
  • Produce in-game animations to high standards of fidelity and style, to project requirements
  • Demonstrate strong time management and constructive feedback skills
  • Ensure tasks are completed on schedule and to the highest required standard, being responsive to deadlines and working well under pressure
  • Work effectively with all other team disciplines (art, design, code, etc),
  • Collaborate productively across studios and projects, as part of the universal animation team
  • Continuation of your technical knowledge, including promoting technical improvements and adapting to new technologies and processes
  • Outsourcing point of contact for project animation, liaising with internal departments and external outsource studios to manage and provide working guidelines, task briefs and feedback


  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible start and finish times
  • Relaxed and friendly atmosphere
  • Company events
  • Access to their games and films library
  • Pension scheme and childcare vouchers

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: Lead Animator

Tags: Lead Animator Categories: Animation , Creative


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