Lead Animator – REMOTE OR UK – AAA Console Games

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #25508 Posted: 1 week ago

Project: AAA Console Games


Our client is a leading developer and publisher of games, and is also one of Europe’s biggest independent studios operating across books, comics, TV and film. They have a rich portfolio of iconic IP and successful game releases.

In this role you will be dedicated to leading a team of animators to produce high quality, in-game animations for a narrative driven game with a lot of scope to make the project your own.

This would also suit a Senior Animator who is looking for a new challenge in a leadership role.


  • Expertise with gameplay and cinematic, mocap and keyframed character animations
  • Deep understanding of Max, Maya and or MotionBuilder (Blender is a plus)
  • Capable of animating realistic human motion
  • Good knowledge of rigging and skinning
  • Knowledge and understanding of visual storytelling
  • Able to plan and prioritise work. Balancing resources, skills, priorities and timescales to achieve objectives
  • Ability to effectively communicate information and be persuasive


  • Manage a team of animators with best practice people management techniques
  • Co-ordinate with the Head of Animation, Designers, Programmers and Producers to balance creative vision with production realities
  • Great background in cinematic and in-game character animation, both motion captured and key framed
  • Produce high quality, in-game animations to the highest standard in line with the style demanded by the project
  • Incorporate and verify the quality of animation in the game, and make improvements where necessary to fit technical constraints and artistic direction
  • Become an active mentor and role model for the animation team. Work to maintain morale and create an atmosphere of creativity and enthusiasm


  • Remote work options are available
  • VISA sponsorship and relocation assistance if required
  • Highly competitive salary
  • Flexible start and finish times
  • Relaxed and friendly atmosphere
  • Company events
  • Pension scheme and childcare vouchers
  • Access to their games and films library
  • Pension scheme and much more

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

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