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

Location: Bromley, London, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 3 years ago

Splash Damage

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.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE:

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.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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

 

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • 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

 

ON OFFER IN RETURN:

  • 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.

Tagged as: Lead Animator

Tags: Lead Animator Categories: Animation , Creative

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