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Lead Animator – Onsite 4 Day Week – Midlands, UK – AAA FPS Games


Lead Animator – Onsite 4 Day Week – Midlands, UK – AAA FPS Games

One Player Missions client has grown from an Indie Developer to AAA Studio and with exciting new IP’s and projects with partners in development they are expanding their Animation team. They are looking for a Lead Animator to join their team on their exciting player driven FPS sandbox game. 

As a Lead Animator passionate about first person shooter games you’ll be responsible for working with the team to conceive, prototype and implement exciting features and sequences through keyframe animation and/or motion capture.


  • Create reactive, satisfying and replayable animations for our games that both look and feel incredible.
  • Leading, driving and defining the animation quality standards and pipeline.
  • Holding regular reviews with the animation team, mentoring junior/mid team members to ensure that their animations reach the correct quality bar.
  • Work closely with relevant Directors to ensure that responsible, reactive gameplay is achieved and feels rewarding to players.
  • Help to facilitate mocap shoots and contribute to the entire process, from initial organisation through to distributing the data.
  • Consistently access processes and pipelines with a view to improving efficiency across the animation team.
  • Be proactive in assessing and evolving the game experience.
  • Create and maintain informative documentation about the animation pipeline for new starters & other departments.


  • Demo Reel displaying character animations in games ideally first person animations for shooter games.
  • Extensive industry experience as a Lead or Senior Animator in the video games industry.
  • Excellent Gameplay Animation skills.
  • Maya, Blender or Motion Builder expertise.
  • A relevant degree in Animation or equivalent professional full-cycle project experience.
  • Small team management and development, proficient mentor able to train junior staff


  • Unreal Engine 4/5 experience in a professional environment
  • Knowledge of weapon mechanics
  • A passion for FPS games


  • Onsite 4 Day Work Week (Monday to Thursday)
  • Monthly Team Days
  • Private Health/Dental Care
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Tailor Made Relocation Package

Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call directly today on +44 1206 214 425!

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